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Helping Amanda take the plunge

The pandemic has affected all our daily lives, particularly at work – whether that’s meant taking on more or less responsibility, being furloughed or even facing the dreaded redundancy.

Organisations across our region are also changing the way they recruit, and competition for roles has never been more fierce. All this means making the decision to change jobs – never an easy one at the best of times – is even more fraught with difficulty. So our role of supporting candidates and matching them to the right positions is even more vital.

The challenge

Amanda, a payroll administrator, had been let go by her previous employer. The redundancy wasn’t handled well, and as a result her confidence was at an all-time low. She wanted to change career paths from accountancy to an admin role, but wasn’t sure where to start. So she came to Pure.

The solution

Amanda’s CV landed on the desk of Claire Bush, a senior recruitment consultant at our Norwich office. Claire’s been with us since 2011 and had previously spent over 12 years working for two prestigious consultancies in London. After getting to know Amanda, Claire understood that she was keen to stay away from finance and move into an admin role, but also that she was battling with her self-belief.

Within a week she’d found her a new job temping in office administration. As Amanda says: ‘Finance isn’t my field and I’d been wanting to get back into administration for a while. Pure helped me take the plunge. Claire kept me informed and supported through each stage which was invaluable. I lost my confidence and they’ve helped me get that back, and also get back to the work I love.’

How did Pure make a difference?

Amanda praised the personal service she got from us, especially the time Claire took to get to know her and what she wanted from her career. ‘From the moment I called Pure, I was immediately made to feel welcome and calm. Leaving my job was daunting and to know that there are people out there like Pure really made the process easier. I’d recommend them to anyone. A big thank you for helping me get back to me.’

Claire’s expertise was backed up by the 17 years of specialist recruitment experience we have in the region, alongside our network of clients and contacts – all of which means we’re experts at matching the right people with the right organisation.

Looking to make a move?

We work with businesses across the eastern region and we’re always on the lookout for people to join our clients’ teams. As well as finding you the perfect position we can also help you:

  • write your CV and fill in applications
  • get ready for (and ace) interviews
  • stand out on LinkedIn.

If that sounds like something you might be interested in, please get in touch.

 

Written by

Judith Pugh

Judith has worked in marketing for 20 + years across a range of industries from health and fitness, horticulture, GIS software, education and now recruitment. Judith joined Pure in 2017 and is responsible for marketing the business, marketing strategy and delivering initiative campaigns.