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Abigail Day │ Manager

What has been your most memorable experience to date at Sellick Partnership?

I have really enjoyed every single summer team building event that I have attended with Sellick Partnership. However, probably my most memorable experience was team building 2009.

As part of the two days Jo Sellick and Anna Gibbons (our Corporate Communications Director) tasked my team - a group of individuals in the business that were at a similar level - with entertaining the business for the Friday evening. We were given a brief and a budget and left to get on with it. It was very reminiscent of The Apprentice. With a room full of critical recruitment consultants to entertain, it was a huge challenge but one that we managed to pull off successfully.

Teambuilding 2013 was also very memorable, but more for the giant blister I sustained climbing the peaks of the Lake District – I'll take charge of entertaining next time!

What would be your top tip for those applying for a role in recruitment?

Do your homework! Recruitment can be an extremely rewarding job, however, it is a lot of hard work. Thoroughly research the industry and what companies are offering you, and speak to people who are already in recruitment. If you are still then keen to pursue a career in this field, I would advise that you interview with a few different businesses to make sure you find the right company for you.

What training have you received?

I have received a range of training since joining Sellick Partnership. From day one, my manager offered me on the desk training, tailored to my specific needs. Sellick Partnership also heavily invests in a number of different external trainers. For example, Lander Associates are an organisation who I have had many different training sessions with. We also have training from one of our Group Director Rob Gee – a specialist in personal development.

What do you enjoy about recruitment?

I like the fact that your success is measured in how hard you work and how good you are at your job. It is an industry where you are genuinely rewarded for your ability and work effort. I also love the fact that it requires a range of skills including listening, understanding human nature, organisation, determination and commitment. The role is extremely varied and exciting. However, to be really good, you also have to demonstrate the ability stay motivated in more challenging times and create opportunities.

What has been your biggest challenge to date?

Opening and running a successful Liverpool office has been my biggest challenge to date. We recruited a great team with the support of our in-house recruiter. I then went on to train, manage and lead that team whilst continuing to bill. This challenge became an achievement and we continue to be a successful office.

Describe yourself in three words.

Loyal, passionate, engaging.

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