Sharon Seville FIRP
Job title: Operations Director
My passion is service delivery and a strong emphasis on the ‘people’ that make our business what it is (meaning; clients, candidates and consultants)
Having worked tirelessly within recruitment for the last 20 odd years, I have to say I still love it as much now as I did once I ‘found my footing’ back in the day. (Let’s face it, it’s hard to master this job and certainly doesn’t happen overnight!)
I have worked with global corporations right through to micro businesses and everything in between and spent my first 9 years supporting the temp blue collar marketplace. Then with some clever foresight from my then Operations Manager, I moved over to a secondment on Commercial Perms and quite frankly, never looked back!
For me, recruitment is a lost art. People are what matter. People make businesses better. People create and inspire opportunities and ultimately, people are the ones that turn your Picasso into a masterpiece that is valued and valuable. Ergo, if we, as recruiters, bother to really understand what a person wants, don’t we stand a better chance of getting it for them?
We have a modern agency here at F1rst Commercial that has a traditional approach to recruitment that makes all the difference to those that value what we offer…. Good jobs for good people who we have met, understood, have good skills, the right attitude and we believe we can support. A win/win for all participants
Outside of work I have a Son, a cat called ‘Batman’ (Not my idea and not my cat!) and enjoy a new found love of cooking (I’m getting better by the….month!!) and shoes. (what can I say!) There is nothing that I particularly dislike… with the exception of taking the cat to the vet and waiting for his name to be called out! (Oh the joys of allowing your child to name his pet!)
Job title: Talent Acquisition Support
I am currently studying a Spanish degree at The University of Leeds and have just returned home from a placement year in Spain. I was based in a small rural town called Cuéllar teaching English in a secondary school. A secondary school that just so happened to be inside a 13th century castle… yes, it’s as good as it sounds!
Whilst in Spain I applied for a summer placement at F1rst Commercial Recruitment and was officially welcomed as a new member of the team at the start of June. My role in the office is to support the administrative functions for the team and help find talented candidates for all the wonderful jobs FCR have!
In my spare time I love visiting new places and trying out new food. My year abroad has really given me a taste for travelling and at the end of my placement here at FCR I am going to go ‘interrailling’ for a month around Europe before returning to university to finish the final year of my degree. Maybe if I play my cards right, I’ll be back! Hasta la vista!!
Job title: Talent Acquisition Support
I joined F1rst commercial following the completion of my degree in Criminology from the University of Huddersfield. My experience at University was amazing and getting a first in my dissertation definitely made all the hard work (and tears) worth it! Even though recruitment wasn’t a career I had considered before, I feel it has been a good match for me as I enjoy helping people change their lives invariably for the better and there is a fantastic job satisfaction that goes with the role.
The best part about being a resourcer is that I get to speak to so many interesting people on a daily basis whilst broadening my knowledge of all the job roles and industries I am currently recruiting for. There is no better feeling than knowing that you have helped somebody secure a job role that is going to progress their career in the future. Of course it’s not as easy as you think and there are days when the job becomes incredibly hard but you have to take the good with the bad in this job!
In my spare time I love going out to bars and restaurants and trying different types of food in places I have never been before. I also “try” to go to the gym 3 times a week; my next aim is to be able to run the 5K race for Life next year in memory of someone very special to me. I would also love to start baking lots of little treats, however I feel this may conflict with my gym efforts!