So it has been almost a month into my program with one of the biggest recruiters in Dubai, Cooper Fitch. I am now part of the Accounting and Financial Services team and I wanted to walk you through what I have learned so far...
The craziest thing is, it does not feel like one month at all, it has flown by! Cooper Fitch offers recruitment based consulting delivered by specialists across all the major industries; from sales and marketing to construction.
The first week felt like university all over again; introductions, lectures, theory, in-depth explanations of each market industry, the many abbreviations and acronyms which I'm rhyming off in my head on a daily basis to learn and remember... But these are all essential to building a strong foundation, understanding the main principles of recruitment and applying them to this ever-changing environment of Dubai.
The simplest of things felt hard; LinkedIn, CRM systems and presentations. Critical and thorough research pushed me to extremes where I thought I would fail under pressure. As it turns out, I earned my place on the team I had my eyes set on! I am super excited because I'm now able to move forward and put my research to the test and into practice. Now in week four of the program, I face the challenge of meeting and calling real life (not workshop role-play!) candidates and clients. I would be lying if I said I am not nervous, but I am so excited because of the mentors that I work with and the constant support that I am given by everyone in the firm.
I could not be more thankful to Cooper Fitch for giving me this opportunity. Knowing how my professional skills have advanced at this early stage in the program only excites me for what's yet to come. The atmosphere and culture of the firm are completely transparent and that is one of the traits and visions that I absolutely love about the company.
The leadership of all the partners is always appreciated by everyone because of the direction of the decisions that are made within the company.
I would recommend this graduate program to everyone that has recently finished university, it will teach you everything from time management to making and maintaining long-term relationships with professionals in their respective fields. Oh, and did I mention that we have a pool table in our office? Pretty cool huh!
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