a work placement Student at Executive Connections

Josh Docherty, a Transition Year student from Dún Laoghaire, spent a week working at Executive Connections to discover the ins and outs of the Financial Services and Banking Recruitment industry, as well as corporate and office life. This is what he had to say about his experience:

What I Learned

From day one, I was totally immersed and learned many useful skills to put into place for life, such as how to make the perfect CV, and I got an insight into the process of interviewing potential candidates. I learned how to use certain useful computer programs that I had no experience with prior to the week. I was allowed to sit in on meetings which was a good insight to what the environment of the workplace is like. It was also interesting to see the different techniques used by companies in order to market their business to different target demographics. I got an opportunity to learn about the creation and upkeep of a new website, along with tips and tricks to get the most out of your website. Also, being allowed to listen in on certain interviews was a very insightful and helpful experience. At the end of the week, I was given the opportunity to present all my research that I produced over the whole week which was a very satisfying way to finish off after a week that flew by much quicker than I thought it would, due to being kept busy all week.

The Environment

Needless to say, the work ethic and friendliness of the staff was very helpful for me to settle in quickly and get the most out of the week. All of the staff were very welcoming and keen to help me learn as much as possible in my work placement here. I was immediately immersed into the environment and was allowed to feel very comfortable from the outset. At the end of the week, I was listened to as I presented my findings and thoughts that I had accumulated throughout the week, which was a very fulfilling experience.

In Conclusion

Overall, I found my time in Executive Connections to be extremely insightful and informative about not only the recruitment industry, but also the industries that the company provide for. My work placement in Executive Connections was a greatly helpful experience that I will remember for years to come, along with the skills I learned during my time here.

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