Oliver Dunne

A day in the life of...

Describe your role & responsibilities in one sentence.

Developing new client relationships with high growth, tech/ tech-enabled businesses who are backed by PE/ VC investors & are looking to scale their support functions.  

How and why did you get into recruitment?

I had a few friends who were in recruitment & doing well. They would always explain how challenging the role could be & that challenge enticed me. 

What is the first thing you do when you get to work in the morning?

Fire up a morning coffee, review my daily targets & read up on industry news. 

What is your favorite part of the day (i.e what tasks do you enjoy doing the most)?

Cold businesses development, where I am navigating my way through complex conversations.

What is the most challenging part of your job?

Pitching to knowledgeable people in an area they have been working in their entire lives. 

What keeps you motivated?

The idea of Camino Search be an industry leader. PE/ VC firms reaching out to us for projects. 

What piece of advice would you give someone starting out in recruitment?

Be a sponge. If you can’t listen & retain information, it’s not for you. 


Barney Capstick

A day in the life of...

​​How and why did you get into recruitment?

Accidentally!

I came here for a placement year at university thinking some office work would be good for my CV. I ended up loving the company culture and work environment and never looked back since!

What is the first thing you do when you get to work in the morning?

Other than often complaining about some of the rude Londoners I came into contact with on my commute? I check my calendar and make a day plan to ensure I’m as efficient as possible and not a second goes to waste.

What is your favourite part of the day/what tasks do you enjoy the most?

Speaking with candidates that don’t like their job and desperately want to move, finding out what they want and need from an employer and knowing I can help them.

What is the most challenging part of your job? 

Accepting that you can’t place every job. When you’re invested and a role doesn’t go to plan it hurts but it’s got to be like water off a ducks back or it’ll affect your performance.

What keeps you motivated? 

Of course, I'd be lying if I said the commission didn't have a part to play! But other than that genuinely knowing I have the opportunity to massively impact someone's life by finding them a role that will have them excited to go into work everyday.

What piece of advice would you give to someone starting out in recruitment?  

Make sure you want it. Recruitment is good fun but hard work and to succeed you need to be 100% committed.

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