The fact that there is still plenty of room for growth at Science Talents and that we can be an active part of that, makes this a really great job.
Could you introduce yourself?
I am Peggy, Recruitment Consultant at Science Talents. I have travelled a rather atypical course as I am a physiotherapist / psychomotor therapist by training. For the first 15 years of my career, I worked as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital, combined with my own practice where I taught aerobics, gave nutritional advice, aqua gym and psychomotricity. Then it was time for something else and I ended up in this world.
I have now been doing consultancy in Life Sciences for more than 10 years, with heart and soul. My experience in the health sector helps me to make good matches, to read clients and candidates well and to anticipate difficult situations.
What are your responsibilities as a Recruitment Consultant? What does your daily schedule look like?
I do not have a daily schedule as I work in a rather unpredictable world where you constantly need to adapt to the situation, which is exactly what I love most about the job. Of course, the overall goal is finding perfect candidates for our clients. In addition, I am also involved in coaching and providing training courses, especially in soft skills.
What's the best part of your job and why?
I love the unpredictability, the variation, and the good feeling you get from yet another starter. The fact that there is still plenty of room for growth at Science Talents and that we can be an active part of that, also makes this a really great job. This, combined with a great team and a manager who allows us to think creatively and who lets us express that, tends to make it the ideal job ;-)
Biggest challenge in your job?
On the one hand, the best part of the job is finding the perfect candidate for our client as quickly as possible. Especially in today's market where candidates have countless choices, it is quite a challenge to bring this to a successful end. On the other hand, keeping our consultants happy; building a strong relationship with them, so that they know they can come to us at any time is equally important.
How does Science Talents make the difference for you?
Science Talents still has a lot in store for the future. There is still plenty of room for growth, creation, and entrepreneurship, fields in which we can actively participate. For a creative entrepreneur like me, this feels like my playground.
Apart from working, there's also spare time. How do you like to spend your spare time?
As mentioned before, I am a very creative person with many interests. This means that I must make choices on how to invest my time. A few things I do on a regular basis are eating out, watching movies, going to the theatre, attending concerts, travelling, photography, art school, ceramics, sports … Unfortunately, I sometimes lack the time! ;-)
What does the future hold for Science Talents?
Given the current numbers, we are well on the way to becoming a medium-sized company that is considered as an established value in the market, and I am very happy to be a part of this.
Your motto in life?
I am a survivor and everything always works out.