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July 3, 2017

My First 4 Months, Ellie Whaley


My First 4 Months…

Introducing Ellie Whaley, Recruitment Consultant. 

Like many graduates, I came out of university with a whole load of debt and no real idea of what I wanted to do. People always say you must play to your strengths, but I didn’t really feel like I had any; I can’t play an instrument, I can’t speak a second language and no matter how hard I try, I can’t do a handstand!! But… I can talk, I can listen, I’m passionate and I care. So, I applied for a job at Nixor.

On my first day….

On my first day although I was nervous, I knew there was no need to be as everyone was extremely welcoming from the word go (the welcome chocolate on my desk helped a little too!)

After my first week at Nixor, I was tired and overwhelmed by the information I’d tried, and in some cases failed, to absorb. Nonetheless, I was happy with what I had achieved and excited and optimistic about what was yet to come.

It’s hard to believe I joined Nixor 4 months ago now, and it’s amazing to think about how far I have come in such a short space of time. That’s certainly not to say that I haven’t made mistakes and that I haven’t still got so much more to learn. I have made mistakes, but I’ve learnt from them and I am always / will always be learning. It’s important to be adaptable in recruitment.

Each day is different to the next, which makes the role more challenging. I love this about the job because I am always looking for new ways to challenge myself and I believe that although you cannot always predict what is going to happen next, you can try and prepare yourself for it.

“But at Nixor we certainly laugh more than we cry”

I’d be lying if I said the job isn’t difficult, and that I’ve never felt like pulling my hair out, but that’s why it’s important to be resilient, to keep going when things get tough and everything will soon work out. If you’re driven, strong willed and have a positive attitude then you’d feel right at home at Nixor. At the end of the day, the job is what you make of it: it can be hard and it can be stressful, but at Nixor we certainly laugh more than we cry!

In the grand scheme of things, it’s still early days for me, but I have high hopes for my future here. Everyday I’m learning and everyday I’m improving. I remember picking up the phone to speak to a candidate on my first day; I had no Idea what to say. After just a week or two, this had become second nature and it wasn’t long before everything else started to fall into place.

I couldn’t have asked for a more genuine, welcoming, funny and crazy bunch of people to work alongside. I truly believe I’ve landed on my feet at Nixor.