Behind the Scenes at OB: Rosie - Office & Administrative Assistant
- Posted: 14/11/2017
We want to give you a behind the scenes look at what life is like at Oliver Bernard and the people here who make the everyday extraordinary.
Working in recruitment is so much more than discussions of targets, various tech roles and CVs, CVs, CVs. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes that helps keep our team working to their best ability. Rosie Homewood joined as an Office Assistant and Administrator; here’s what she says about being a member of Team OB.
“After graduating with a Marketing Communications degree from Nottingham Trent University, I took an extended gap year until early this year. Seven countries later and I am back home, keen to forge my career in London.”
Since arriving back in London, she jumped straight into work. Oliver Bernard was one of a couple options, and was sold as a ‘fun, fast-paced and sociable work environment with a work hard play hard attitude’. Four months on, Rosie looks back recalling, “I jumped at the chance and couldn’t be happier with my decision because Oliver Bernard has proved to be all those things and more.”
What do you enjoy about your role?
I’m used to a more creative way of thinking so it’s been interesting to think more analytically; however, saying that, too long spent on excel can turn my brain to mush! I enjoyed the fast-paced nature of the role and when I voiced my interest in other areas, they adapted my role which allowed me to assist with marketing.
What is your typical day like?
Like most jobs, every day is different dependent on what’s happening so I always check in first thing with the operations director and office manager and work through tasks accordingly. That can be anything from creating new contracts, sending out invoices, communicating with contractors, preparing marketing material, helping to organise company events, and generally making sure the office is fully stocked; that includes tea, Jaffa cakes and the beer fridge!
Why do you believe support roles to be important?
The administration and support department is the backbone of any organisation and without these roles a business would not run professionally and smoothly. I used to think these roles could get overlooked, but [since working at OB] I have realised that they are crucial and one of the key elements associated with a high level of workplace efficiency.
Did you know much about the recruitment industry prior to working at OB?
My knowledge of the recruitment industry before working at OB was very limited, but over the months I’ve picked up a basic understanding of the recruitment process and the steps involved. In terms of transferrable skills, I’ve learnt the importance of building relationships, especially with a recruiter – they speak to hundreds of people a week so it’s important to stand out and to always keep your lines of communication open.
Would you recommend working at OB and why?
Definitely - the whole team are talented, hard-working, motivated and paramount to the company’s success. It’s a young, vibrant company in a really exciting growth phase with lots of great company perks and a very supportive team morale. I also feel like I have acquired a greater sense of professionalism and work ethic due to this being the largest organisation I’ve worked for.
We’re currently hiring and are always on the lookout for entrepreneurial, enthusiastic people to join our team. If you’re interested check out the latest vacancies on our careers page or share your CV with us at email@example.com.