Cali joined our team for two weeks work experience - brave soul! We asked how it went - it went a little like this;
My name is Cali and I came to Uxbridge Employment Agency for my year 10 work experience. It was an enjoyable time and I learnt a lot about the world of recruitment. For me it was two weeks of paperwork, learning and laughing with the team. Here is my story for my first ever working experience.
To confirm my work placement I had to call in to meet the person that would be supervising me. As I am a very shy person just talking to people over the phone is a scary thing to do. Luckily I managed to keep calm and composed. During the meeting and my first two days of work experience the only answers anyone would get would be a “yes” or “no”. I would be very quiet and would only speak when someone spoke to me. But everyone was super nice and really welcoming and managed to get me to join in with conversations more.
My first few days I was getting to know how to do certain types of paperwork, for example I learnt how to make registration packs for both permanent and temporary candidates. I learnt how to use a CRM system and was taught how to: put candidates onto it, find certain candidates to see if certain details had been uploaded onto it and even take inactive candidates off of it. I created drop packs for both the Windsor and Uxbridge side of the agency. I also created bags for the Windsor team to take and give out.
I started my second week by sitting in on a few candidate registration interviews, to see how different consultants conducted their interviews. I wrote up a draft of a CV to help me in the future. For a day I went upstairs to see how the finance side of the business worked, I even learnt how to send money to clients, candidates and the revenue. I was taught how to search for CV’s on the website Total jobs. I was then given a description for an accountancy job, for which I found three peoples CV’s that were ideal for the role. On my last day I continued to do general admin and help out one of my colleagues with their filing.
Overall I completely enjoyed my work experience here at Uxbridge Employment Agency. In the future if I ever need help with looking for a job, I will come here for all the help I could ever get. I will miss everyone in the team and the joyful atmosphere they create, I couldn’t have asked for a better place to do my work experience.
A great write up Cali! We really enjoyed having you with us over the two weeks and hope you took away some lessons that will serve you well in your future career. You have proven yourself to be both a hard-working and dedicated individual and we predict bright things in your future - keep up the studying!
The UEA Team