In my opinion, the best thing about working here is the inclusiveness. Since joining, there hasn’t been a single person who hasn’t been kind or offered to help.
My main reason for choosing Opus was the nature of their vision, which is competitive and ambitious. There’s also a big emphasis on rewarding everyone’s efforts, both large and small.
I think the culture is more diverse compared to others, and this is demonstrated with the appointment of Amy Golding as CEO. I’m excited to see more changes in the future!
My role as a trainee recruitment consultant is a case of matchmaking; the right candidate for the right client, and the right client for the right candidate.
My sector is embedded software and electronic engineering, so it’s a fascinating area to work in. I’m forever learning new skills and of exciting industry projects, even if it doesn’t always make sense at first!
My typical day begins at 7:30, trawling through LinkedIn and trying to add managers before the day starts. I then split my morning between ringing clients and candidates, and sending out CVs to jobs / finding jobs.
The afternoon looks similar but is more a case of wrapping up the day by ensuring interviews are confirmed and booked in, and CVs are sent to them.
In my opinion, the best thing about working here is the inclusiveness. Since joining, there hasn’t been a single person who hasn’t been kind or offered to help. It’s always scary starting a new job, but I immediately felt welcome and part of the team.
There is endless training and support, and to be able to combine that with such personable people is something you cannot fault, or find elsewhere.
Mat and Lou have made my experience of learning both enjoyable and 100% beneficial. It’s so clear to see that we wouldn’t be where we are as consultants without them!
The training taught me a massive amount. However, to highlight a couple of key points, it would have to be 1) how to structure to a basic phone call and empathise with objection handling, and 2) how to structure my schedule to get the most out of each day.
Ultimately, the main thing that incentivises me is to be better than I was yesterday.
Whether it’s a new turn of phrase, a new list to call on, or a new way of doing a Boolean search, I can hand on heart say I’ve learnt something new each day – and I love that.
I love the fact that every piece of advice I take on will subsequently ensure I’m a better recruiter than I was yesterday, and I naturally want to be the best I can be!
I think my biggest achievement would have to be my second deal.
Working on perm means everything goes reasonably slowly. However, I managed to sell a CV in over the phone on a Friday, call the candidate and client on the Monday morning, change the interview process from a three-stage to a two-stage with the final being on Thursday, and the deal was done Friday.
Extremely quick, but the buzz you get from a deal makes all the hard work worth it!
In my eyes, to be successful at Opus, you have to be a team player.
Everything is focused on team success, whether that’s a group target, a group incentive, or perhaps even individually – ultimately, your inputs result in a group output, enhancing the ‘everyone’s a winner’ philosophy.
I would ask what their key motivators are for joining Opus. If they’re team-focused, money motivated and hardworking, you can’t go wrong.
You need to be able to adapt to feedback and mentoring because everyone who gives advice is only doing so to help.
In my spare time, I tend to focus on exercise and seeing family and friends. Merging the two around a long day and a busy schedule can be difficult, so I seize the opportunity on weekends!Back to people index
“Whilst Opus today is unrecognisable from the day we set up, our aim is still as clear and as relevant as ever as we embrace and create so many new exciting technologies, methodologies and innovative ideas!”
Chief Executive Officer
“In Opus, I have found the perfect home for my two greatest career passions – improving the workplace and focussing on technology and innovation, both for ourselves and our clients”
“To anyone applying, I would tell them, if you’re looking for an innovative, energetic and hard working environment, then Opus may well be the place for you!”
Principal Recruitment Consultant
“The drive and energy is what’s different to others. It’s traditionally a very male-dominated career, but as a female, I certainly don’t feel as part of the minority. We’re all one team, working toward shared goals.”
“It’s a great place to work, both from a business and finance perspective as well as the social life on offer. It’s interesting to see how a fast-growing company evolves.”
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