Meet Marnie, our Principal Researcher and Training Specialist, who joined us in April 2022. After completing her education and Masters degree in law, Marnie decided to start her recruitment career with us.

Let’s find out more about Marnie

You’ve been at Intelligent People for nearly 2 years. Tell us a bit more about your role and what you do day-to-day?

My role is a Principal Researcher which means I am usually tasked with everything after the job advert is written. I work collaboratively on finding candidates for roles, managing everything end-to-end from shortlisting, right through to final stage interviews. I speak with a lot of candidates to see what they are looking for and try and match them up with their dream roles.

What do you love most about your job?

I love matching up candidates with their perfect role. I love the rush of getting a great candidate in, because it’s good for the client, but also it does feel good when you can help someone make that next step. After all, someone’s livelihood is everything and it can be a huge step for someone deciding to move on into their next role. And I love being a part of that and (hopefully) make it easier for them to achieve.

What is the proudest moment in your career so far?

Finding a candidate for an executive retained search that we did. This was a very high level senior role.

What is a current problem in the recruitment industry that you want to fix?

The market is bad, and although I cannot change this, I can make candidates aware. At least if they have awareness of the bad market, they can manage their expectations and make informed decisions in regards to looking to move careers.

What is the biggest mistake that candidates make during the recruitment process? What advice do you give to them along the way?

Sort out your CV! It’s either too long with too much irrelevant information, or it can have a terrible layout which is confusing. My key advice is make it recruiter-friendly, because a huge percentage of the time, the CV must first get through the recruiter. If it’s unclear or unstructured, you CV might get overlooked entirely. Be clear about what you do, what you have achieved, and what you’re looking for now.

Take a look at our CV advice blog.

What are the top 3 things that employers are looking for from marketing candidates today?

Good communication, willingness to get your hands dirty, and a great work ethic.

If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?

Hard-working, focused, dependable

What is your favourite quote?

Success isn’t measure by money or power or social rank. Success is measure by your discipline and inner peace. – Mike Ditka
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