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From consultant to manager: an overview of my journey with SEC

John Blog

From consultant to manager: an overview of my journey with SEC


John started at SEC Recruitment in 2017, following three and a half years in life science recruitment. After two promotions and choosing the management career path, John now heads up a team of four consultants, focusing on the technical operations, quality assurance and regulatory affairs market.


What made you choose SEC?

I was really impressed by the diverse company cul­ture; multiple languages and cultures, a wide spec­trum of personal and professional backgrounds, all working together to provide an amazing client and candidate experience in virtually any country. I also loved the fact senior management were actively and visibly involved in the day-to-day operations of the company.


How has SEC supported your career progression?

Since joining in 2017 I’ve been promoted from con­sultant to senior consultant, and recently promoted again to manager. SEC has provided the frame­work that allowed me to grow and develop, giving clear criteria for promotion and offering the support and guidance I needed to get there. Even now I’m managing my own team of four, I know that support is there when I need it.


Why do you think you have been suc­cessful in your role?

Two main reasons; hard work (something that every salesperson needs is a strong work ethic and a will to succeed), and support from the wider company. This support is not only in the form of learning and development and back-office support, but from investment in resources like LinkedIn, job boards, our candidate database, analytics tools and more. There’s plenty of other factors but these are two of the main ones.


What would you say to someone looking to join SEC?

Whether you’re starting out in recruitment or are a seasoned veteran recruiter, this company can offer an amazing workplace. The support, training, people and growth opportunities are excellent and the company are very good at building a tailor-made development programme for your unique needs and experience.

At SEC we've cultivated an atmosphere where we encourage each other to perform, progress, and be successful. Join an organisation that puts their people at the heart of everything they do.

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