Joseph - Our first February 2019 Intern!
My initial plan loosely involved spending a week in a supposedly
corporate office, occupying a pedestrian cubicle. The moment I
stepped into Impact Creative Recruitment, my draft plan fell apart.
I was immediately captivated. The speakers pumping vitality into
the room, the receptionist sitting behind his well kept desk
beckoning me over with a smile, the expressions of individuality
allowed by the dress code, down to the office space itself complete
with a pool table and life-size queen Elizabeth cardboard cutout.
It put into perspective why those working in corporate industries
so desperately want the transition to creative.
Over the course of this week I've had the opportunity to work in
all five Impact departments: Finance, Temp Support, Perm Support,
Marketing and HR. The diversity in their roles made my time at
Impact not only enjoyable, but practical.
I've experienced shadowing candidate interviews, researching a
variety of clients and listening in on client and candidate calls.
This has opened my eyes to the world of work and I'm thankful to
Impact for the opportunity and insight.
Knowledge regarding the hardships of recruitment became all too
real when I was head hunting for HR. Tasked with finding suitable
candidates for a Talent Manager role in the film industry, the
15,000 suitable candidates were whittled down to 200 in the space
of seconds, after some advanced search tweaks, a further 15
candidates were all that remained an hour of CV prospecting
I have gained so much knowledge on the recruiting process as a
whole: how prospects are selected via LinkedIn or come-forth
through ads, how after being met in person and
registered/interviewed are input on a database for current and
future reference, how to CV screen to ensure that placed candidates
are optimally suitable for their roles and checking on these
candidates further down the line to establish networking.
Having the opportunity to go on a client meeting to a Bafta Award
winning Game Development studio through an employee placed there by
Impact was a prized experience.