Just over 3 years!
I had an incredibly rewarding 18 years in marketing across different sectors (professional body, post-graduate education and telecoms to name a few), both B2B and B2C, where I had the opportunity to travel the word, relocate to Sydney for 6 months, and work with some inspirational people. Most of my career was spent working for international companies located in Amsterdam, and when I came back to the UK I wanted to do something different that actually made a real difference to people. The recruiter who placed me in my final marketing role suggested that I may be good at recruiting, so I did some research and came across Stopgap's website and I was immediately sold by their approach to recruiting and workplace culture. And the rest is history!
I specialise in marketing roles across all disciplines from entry level to senior management (up to £70,000) within the property, professional services and business services sectors.
Helping people navigate the job market, understanding their key strengths as marketers and securing them their ideal career move.
We really do care about people and develop career-long relationships with marketers.
Bringing Maggie, my pug, into the office and laughing helplessly when she stole an intimate garment from one of my colleagues' bags and ran around the office with it. The harder we tried to get it the more she thought it was a game! There is a reason I don't bring her in anymore, but I love being in a working environment where "well-behaved" dogs are welcome.
Not all recruiters engage in bad practices. Some genuinely want to help you. Sometimes recruiters struggle to get feedback from companies too; it's not for the want of trying. Being a recruiter is not one dimensional; good recruiters are career coaches, advisors, mentors, confidants, good listeners, partners all rolled into one.
Caring, experts, genuine.
If you're at the top of your game, our tailored executive service is for you. We have a consultant in each of our sector teams who is dedicated to recruiting the most senior marketing and digital professionals.find out more