A day in the life of marketing recruitment - Ben

Here at ESA Group we have a great team of people all dedicated to offering the best service possible to all our clients and candidates. Our latest blog post looks at a typical day at ESA Group for our Senior Marketing Consultant Ben.

Ben Williams – Senior Consultant for ESA Ben Williams InterviewMarketing 

  • Why did you join ESA Group?

I joined ESA Group as I had already worked for another agency and had a taste of recruitment, but was attracted to working in an interesting sector, where I could manage my own day and my own desk. The business was in the early stages of a growth period, so I could see the potential in the business, and it hasn’t disappointed.

  • What is a typical day like for you at ESA Group?

I work as a 360 consultant, so generally get in bright and early, catch up on the admin from the night before, hit the job boards to find some new CVs and start calling through all potential candidates for my roles. The rest of the time up until lunch is the time for me to drive sales, attract new business and build relationships with existing and potential clients. The afternoons are generally then spent meeting clients and candidates about potential opportunities and then managing the whole recruitment process. If I have the energy, I then try and go for a light ale before heading home.

  • What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy the relationship building side of the role and generally getting to know people and socialise with them. Running your own recruitment desk is almost like running your own small business; the more I put into it, the more I get out of it, and everything on my desk is all on me. Our office is a young and vibrant place, where sometimes I forget that I’m at work, rather than in the pub with my friends.

  • What made you want to work in recruitment?

I came back from over two years of travelling, which was an experience that took me out of my comfort zone, was very sociable and where every day was different. I arrived back in the West Midlands and needed a job which offered the same, so off the recommendation of a couple of mates who had forged successful careers in recruitment, I took the plunge and haven’t looked back since.

  • What do you like to do after work?

These days my evenings have been spent renovating my new home, but once that project is completed it’ll be back to watching the football, meeting friends and trying to exercise.

  • Where is your favourite place to go for a drink after work?

I can often be found around the pubs of Moseley or the Jewellery Quarter, but also like working my way through the menu in Pure Bar.

You can find Ben’s LinkedIn page here.

If you’re interested in finding out more about ESA Marketing and what we can do for you as an organisation or candidate, then you can read more here.