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Eligo Employee Spotlight: Veronica Mancini, Managing Consultant.
Veronica started her Eligo journey almost 3 years ago now, joining the Recruitment academy as a newbie, and with hard work and determination has seen her go from Delivery Consultant to a 360 Recruitment Consultant, and finally to managing other Delivery Consultants in the team, and working as a focal point for the clients we work with.
Read all about her Eligo journey and day-to-day work life below.
How long have you been working for Eligo? How did you start out in Recruitment?
My adventure with Eligo started 2 years and a half ago.
After graduating with a psychology degree in Italy, I decided to move to London considering the numerous opportunities that the city can offer. I was not sure yet about what I was looking for, but I wanted to challenge myself, curious about where a new environment would lead me.
After many searches and attempts, I found something that could be the perfect combination between my degree and my dynamic personality: the world of recruitment.
How do you start your workday?
Working in recruitment for me, basically means that you never get bored, not even one day in your career.
Despite mostly working from home after the pandemic, I have found the best way to manage daily activities and really rely on working together as a team.
After a good breakfast in the morning, we start with a team meeting, where we each share our daily activities and information about our candidate’s process or general communications. Afterward, my daily focus is on keeping in touch with clients, following my candidates during the process, doing searches to find new candidates, whilst communicating with and supporting the rest of the team.
What’s your favourite part of your work environment?
The People ☺
“Find a job that you love and you'll never work a day in your life” is even more true if you find the right people to work with.
Our strength, in fact, is definitely the relationships we have built with each other (not only with my team but with the entire company). London can be a really tough and dispersive city in terms of relationships, that’s why I feel really lucky for having found this kind of supportive and friendly environment.
What kinds of resources have you taken advantage of working for Eligo and in the international team?
I have changed many jobs over the years, and noticed the thing that is not common to find is trust.
Even during the bad times, my managers and employers have always been there to support me, without feeling the need to give orders but instead finding the best way to communicate, help and teach you new skills.
The attention to the human side is definitely the aspect that made a significant contribution to my growth, not only technically but also in terms of soft skills.
What’s your favourite thing about working in an international team? What is the team like?
The most interesting aspect of my job at Eligo, is that one of my natural skills gave me the opportunity to be considered for the job, just doing what I’m able to do better: speaking Italian ☺
In fact, I believe that this is the most interesting thing about working in an international team: being in London and interfacing daily with different cultures without losing the connections with your native country.
About the team, as I mentioned before, we have built a very good relationship with each other and the collaboration between colleagues, regardless of the seniority itself, has always been the key to our success.
In fact, the best day of the week is definitely when I go to the office: we always have a good time together which is the key to loving your job, and our lunches are definitely the best ☺
What’s the best lesson you have learned in your career so far? (why was this significant, How did it help you)
Especially during the pandemic, the best lesson I learned has been how to bring out the best even during the bad times. Instead of giving up, they gave me the opportunity to challenge myself in a new way, learning a new approach to work and new strategies.
I truly believe that if you believe in something you can reach it, despite the difficulties, with good effort and tenacity.
What’s your biggest achievement/success in your career so far?
My position at Eligo has evolved and changed a lot since I first started.
My current role is managing consultant, and as well as being the focal point for several clients, my role includes the ongoing support and communication with my team, exactly the position I was looking for.
Considering the fact that I started 2 years and a half ago which is not a very long time, the progression has been really fast, probably beyond the expectations and I know it will get even better and more exciting day by day. In fact, becoming independent on my job and having started to be the referent of the team thanks to people who have full trust in me, is definitely the biggest success in my career.
I still have many things to learn and improve upon, which makes my job even more interesting.