At GOOSE Recruitment, we take pride in the ambition and success of our employees. We caught up with Ellie Hodgson, Recruitment Consultant to hear about her career.
What has your recruitment career been like compared to your expectations?
I knew that a career in recruitment would require me to have a lot of autonomy and be confident in building professional relationships, but I overlooked how challenging it would be. There are times that are more challenging than others, so you need to be resilient and prepared for this. However, it is also the most rewarding job if you love a challenge.
What attracted you to join the team at GOOSE Recruitment?
I’ve always thought that aviation was an attractive industry to work in. I love the tourism side of the industry and find it fascinating that so many job roles contribute to keeping travel viable, whether that is the role of a pilot or an MRO professional.
The world of aviation is incredibly diverse, and you get to work with people from all walks of life, who have different career goals and aspirations.
The team culture was also a huge contributor to me joining the business. Everyone is super friendly, ambitious, and genuine. We have a highly inclusive, welcoming, and professional team at GOOSE.
Could you give an overview of your role and how it has evolved?
Since joining the team, my role has changed a lot. I started as a Pilot Talent Specialist, but I quickly took on more responsibility by working within the different business areas. By my second month, not only was I working with pilots and cabin crew, but I was also partnering with clients to support them with their recruitment needs.
The senior management team gave me the trust and encouragement needed for me to progress to the next level; shortly after my first promotion followed.
How do you see your role evolving in the future?
I am already working towards my next promotion to Senior Recruitment Consultant and would love to achieve this in the next six months. I have some goals to reach first but I think it’s possible.
You recently received a promotion to Recruitment Consultant - Flight Crew Specialist. How did this feel?
I was really happy and proud of myself for achieving this promotion in such a short time frame. I had shown initiative to reach the targets I was set within my role, and the hard work paid off.
What do you attribute to your promotion?
I passionately believe that having patience when the role felt challenging, paired with the recruitment training given by Rachel Farndell, our Director of Talent, were huge contributors to my promotion.
The team morale and support were also a huge help. Everyone in the team has always been so supportive whenever I have had a question or needed guidance.
Have you experienced any learnings in your recruitment career?
The biggest learning I have had is not to take anything personally. If a potential client or candidate doesn’t want to speak with you, it's not personal.
It's also important to learn from areas for improvement within the recruitment process and consider how you can prevent them from happening again.
Setbacks can be hard when you're putting in so much time and effort, but they only make you more resilient.
What advice would you give to someone starting a career in aviation recruitment?
You need to give it time and have patience. Trust the process and stay open minded with your approaches.
How would you describe the team culture at GOOSE Recruitment?
There is a family feel, and everyone supports one another. Each person plays their part, so there isn’t just one person carrying the team. We all want each other to succeed. It’s great.
How has the training you have received supported you in your role?
The training is very comprehensive, and we have so many carefully curated training guides accessible to us. Each training module is specific to your role and will help you to succeed to the next level.
What is the most memorable experience you have had at GOOSE Recruitment?
My promotion has been one of my most memorable experiences with the business. I knew I wanted to achieve it from the moment I joined GOOSE, and I did so sooner than I had initially expected. So, I was incredibly happy when it happened and will remember it for a long time.
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