1. Tell us a bit about yourself Amy, what is your background?
Originally I studied Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway. After the pandemic cut short my final year at university, I worked part-time in a small practice in Limerick while studying for the FE1 Law Society entrance Exams before making the move to recruitment. I also have almost 6 years of customer service experience.
2. Why did you join the recruitment industry?
After graduating at the beginning of a pandemic everything was very much up in the air. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to pursue a career in Law but I knew I wanted to be in a career where I could grow and develop while also having the social element of dealing with people every day. The idea of getting to speak to people all day and supporting them through their next career move is what drew me to recruitment. Now seeing how rewarding it can be when you have built that relationship and when the process is successful, I know I have definitely made the right decision in joining recruitment.
3. Why did you choose #PhoenixFamily?
At Phoenix, you really feel like you are part of a family. From day one there has been huge support from everyone, and not just from those on my team in Tax but across all divisions. Everyone has been so welcoming and genuinely wants you to do well and grow. The positive atmosphere and culture makes the day to day life at Phoenix so enjoyable and easy and is a large part of why I chose Phoenix.
4. Tell us about your role & experience so far with Phoenix?
I am a Delivery Consultant at Phoenix within the Tax division where I predominately work closely with candidates that are newly qualified up to more senior tax professionals. My main duty as a Delivery Consultant is to find the best talent in the market, offer them guidance and advice in making their next career move while also supporting them through the recruitment process so that whether they are successful or not, they had a positive experience throughout. I am also beginning to get experience building relationships on the client-side of the recruitment process and working towards being a 360° recruitment consultant which involves working with candidates and clients throughout the process.
5. What's the best piece of advice you've been given that you share with our #PhoenixPeople?
Resilience is key, if you want something bad enough you have to work hard for it, if you're not willing to work for it you clearly don't want it bad enough.
Treat others how you would like to be treated.
6. What are your interests outside of work?
I am a classically trained Ballet dancer and performed in a number of productions from the ages of 6 up until I was 17 years of age.