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Reflecting on my first 6 months in recruitment – Fran Weber

Written by Fran Weber 


Next week marks 6 months since I first started at Lotus People. I was lucky enough to stumble into recruitment through a referral from a friend and found myself in a fun, supportive and collaborative team. As a newcomer to this highly competitive, and somewhat cut-throat industry, I was unsure what to expect. My first few weeks were a little daunting with a lot to learn, however, I felt very grateful to be learning the in’s and out’s of recruitment from a team that truely cares about what they do.


The Lotus way places candidates at the forefront, understanding that without developing meaningful relationships with our candidates we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. I quickly realised that this, as well as the amazingly encouraging team Sinead had built, was not necessarily the norm. My colleague, Jess, recently wrote a blog about how Lotus truly appreciates our candidates and spoke of how this has been recognised in awards such as the Seek Awards where we came runners up for Candidate Engagement.

As a Candidate Manager, I have the opportunity to speak to candidates everyday and hear about their experiences in the job market. I was quickly educated by candidates on the fact that the interactions they have with Lotus are different; they appreciate feeling valued throughout the entire job seeking process with the testimonials we receive supporting this. I am proud to be a part of the Lotus team and feel so thankful to have found myself in this position! Just like my candidates, I feel very valued by Lotus and certainly feel I have found the right place to grow my recruitment career.