Our MD, Jamie has an extensive recruitment background consisting of over 14 years marketing recruitment experience. Having successfully set up JMMR just over three years ago, he has built excellent relationships with candidates and clients and worked with companies of all sizes, in all sectors.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A footballer, but I was never very good so that idea soon went out the window!
What was your first ever job?
Selling concert tickets. It was a lot of fun, spending days talking about The Rolling Stones and Celine Dion and was a great first job!
How did you get into recruitment?
So after spending eighteen months selling absolutely crazy caffeinated products (drinks, chewing gum and salamis!?), I decided I needed a change! Recruitment appealed because in a way it was like running your own business within a company, so I could use a lot of the skills I already had whilst getting to learn something new and enter a whole new industry…
What excites you most about your industry?
The people. After working in this space for a long time I have great working relationships that span that time, with clients, candidates and consultants and making new ones is exciting! It’s also been really interesting getting to see how marketing changes so quickly and how new technologies affect it.
What is your favourite meal?
You can’t beat a good steak. I do love a trip to Hawksmoor!
What would be your one piece of advice to someone wanting to get into marketing?
Work experience. It’s so important to get as much work experience as you can. Of course, having a degree or a CIM qualification is great but it’s experience that will really boost your confidence and gives you the ability to give good examples in interviews.
What do you think makes JMMR different to other recruitment agencies?
Us. It’s about our day to day approach. Every member of our team is fun, interesting, hardworking, and infected with Contagious Passion! We are all completely focused on delivering at every stage to both parties.
What do you like doing when you’re not recruiting?
I do run a lot and am currently training for the first Dorchester Marathon in May. I also really enjoy watching football and supporting Liverpool. I love spending time with my wife and two kids and of course enjoy the odd drink now and then!
What’s your favourite alcoholic beverage?
It would probably be a good pint!
What’s the next big thing for JMMR?
2017 is about growth and development for the business and us as individuals. There are even plans for a new office in sight! But, the key thing for me is to ensure we all keep our focus at the forefront of what we do and that is delivering to candidates and clients and building excellent relationships.
Find out more about Jamie here.
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