DriesBrand Ambassador & Team Leader
What is your Hays Story
I first came by as a candidate at Hays, looking for a new job in logistics. During the conversation with my recruitment consultant, I realized that the job of consultant also seemed like a nice job to do. Seven years later I am still here, enjoying my work and I have been able to successfully expand the
Purchasing & Logistics division.
What do you like the most in your current job?
The most? Without a doubt, the variety and unpredictability of both clients and candidates. As we work with people every day, we have to deal with surprises a lot. Moreover, every year we reach a few extraordinary top moments, but from time to time we also have to endure setbacks. I greatly appreciate the freedom and the possibilities that I get to determine my own strategy and to challenge myself.
Which Hays moment will you never forget?
There’s definitely more than one to be honest. But, recently I was pleasantly surprised when I received a nice compliment from a candidate, completely out of the blue. The fact that you can really make a difference and helped someone to get his career back on track, that is really satisfying. Other than that working together, as a team, with different colleagues is also worth remembering. As a team, you get attached to each other and this has brought me a few really good friends, and even more than that, I was the lucky one to meet my wife at Hays.
What tips can you give to candidates who would like to have a career in recruitment?
Be open-minded and keep a positive attitude. Listen well to what people want and try to get them there. Give your candidates enough options and advise them as much as you can, without pushing them.
"The variety and unpredictability of both clients and candidates create new challenges every day."