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Fifteen Minutes with Amanda Thompson

On05/ 09 /16
Amanda Thompson is the support consultant for our Maidenhead permanent team, she has been working at Bucks and Berks for over 5 years and is always willing to help and go above and beyond her day to day.  Amanda is soon to change her role to support the busy temporaries desk that covers Maidenhead and the surrounding area.  Before she starts on her new challenge she has taken time out to share with us what a busy day as part of the perms team looks like!

What is the first thing you do when you get in?

Get changed out of my cycling gear into my work gear! I love cycling to work (though I am a fair weather cyclist) it takes me around 25 mins to get in in the morning and it is good exercise.   I support 2 Permanent Consultants, who keep me busy with ever changing priorities.  So I like to get in first thing, say hello to the team, make a cup of tea, answer my emails and get on with the tasks in hand.

What do you do in a normal day? 

A normal day for me might include sounding out candidates, booking registration appointments, arranging interviews, accompanying Consultants on client visits, sending out job specs, resourcing and anything else that comes my way. If I have a spare five minutes I organise social events for our team which I am trying to do on a regular basis because not only are we all work colleagues, we are all good friends. 

What do you most enjoy about your job? 

The fact that every day is different and I love speaking to people on a daily basis. 

What is the most interesting role you have worked on? 

The most interesting role I have worked on is a Production Assistant for a bespoke furniture company which I placed myself! Lately we’ve also been getting more IT-based roles, which I really enjoy working on as my husband is in the industry and he’s taught me the lingo!

What is the best or most interesting job you have ever done?

When I worked in Sydney, Australia, I worked for an aromatherapy company within the Customer Services team (and was promoted to Supervisor).  We learnt a lot about natural products and essential oils and were encouraged to make our own products.  I made my own soaps, shampoos and body washes for friends and family as well as had my own stall at a craft fair. 

What is your biggest frustration? 

Not enough hours in the day!

What is the best bit of advice you would give any new candidate?

Do your best and keep smiling.

What is the best thing about working for Bucks and Berks Recruitment?

We are a lovely team of people and Elizabeth Harris is the best Manager I have ever worked for.

What do you do when you get home after work? 

Have a glass of wine!
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