Elliott Scott Intern Update – Summer 2014
I chose to study Psychology as my university major two years ago, as I really love the study of interaction between humans and appreciate the unique differences between every one of us.
Looking at the diverse range of industries, I wanted to intern in the recruitment industry as I believe that a people-interactive business such as this is one of the most fitting environment to apply the knowledge I have gained in university.
I have been a researcher at Elliott Scott HR for 8 weeks and the internship experience has been impressive. Dealing with candidates’ personal data, assisting consultants to prepare candidates’ information for clients and updating hiring trends have been my main day to day duties. To me, these were not only tasks, but also more opportunities that gave me a true insight towards the recruitment business and HR functions.
In addition to managing the candidate database and formatting CVs, I had the opportunity to sit in candidate interviews with consultants and write up job advertisements. Through observation and practices, these opportunities gave me awesome hands on experiences in recruitment, which could not be learnt in lectures!
If you asked me what inspired me most about working at Elliott Scott, I would definitely say the importance of identifying the “best matched” candidate for clients. There are no best or worst jobs; only suitable ones!
Working in an environment where employees feel comfortable is both beneficial to themselves as well as to their employers. This internship has not only enlightened me with the broad understanding of the industry, but has also taught me the importance choosing the right job for myself – which will obviously be useful for my future career!
The 2-month internship has nearly come to the end and it is time to head back to university and focus on my studies again. I would like to thank Doris and Carman who shared insightful knowledge and experiences throughout the internship with me, as well as all the colleagues who offered me support and encouraged me to continually ask questions. Last but not least, thank you for bringing me into this warm family, which painted wonderful colours in my summer vacation!