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        Day in the life of Jack Murphy

        Date

        2nd May 2024

        By

        Jack Murphy

        Senior Consultant

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        Day in the life of Jack Murphy

        Meet Jack, Business Manager – Local Government – Finance.

        Discover more about a day in the life of Jack Murphy – where he talks about what he talks about the most fulfilling aspects of his role, flexible working and the amazing people.

        A typical day for Jack

        My day typically begins by addressing any urgent emails and messages from candidates and clients. I prioritise tasks that require immediate attention before delving into a series of meetings, which could involve strategising upcoming campaigns with clients or meeting potential candidates.

        Dedicated time is set aside each day to stay up to date of industry news and trends within the Local Government sector. I will read relevant articles and updates from industry-leading sources, recognising the importance of staying informed. These insights are integrated into discussions with clients and candidates throughout the week.

        Mornings are often spent meticulously planning and managing my schedule to ensure campaign timelines and milestones are met. This includes a series of meetings and calls with candidates, ranging from initial discussions about their backgrounds to interview preparation sessions where we fine-tune skills and anticipate potential interview questions which they might face.

        Throughout the day, I engage in comprehensive discussions with clients to address their current and future hiring needs and resolve any specific issues they may be facing. Additionally, I actively participate in various industry events such as Networking Events, Mentoring Schemes, and Round Table discussions to support the Local Government sector.

        As the day winds down, I ensure that all outstanding queries are addressed, and tasks are completed before planning out my agenda for the following day. This ensures that I remain organised and prepared to tackle the day ahead.

        My favourite part of the job

        One of the most fulfilling aspects of my role is assisting our clients, particularly local authorities, in selecting candidates who will play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of the council. Given the financial challenges that councils often face, being able to facilitate strategic appointments and witness the positive transformations they bring about, directly impacting residents and businesses, is incredibly satisfying and fulfilling.

        Best benefit

        The flexibility in working hours is fantastic, and the mature atmosphere is really refreshing. You’re empowered to organise and manage your desk in a way that aligns with your market strategy, all while benefiting from a supportive environment around you. There are some great benefits like private healthcare coverage and gym memberships.

        What motivates you at Allen Lane

        Allen Lane boasts a really strong reputation and extensive network built over years of success. Our team comprises highly experienced and top-performing individuals who inspire you to excel as a recruiter, serving the best interests of yourself, your candidates, and your clients.

        I love Allen Lane because…

        There is a great culture at Allen Lane. Everyone is very friendly, approachable, and extremely knowledgeable. Most importantly everyone is very driven and passionate about what they do. In short it is a great place to work.

        Why do you choose to stay at Allen Lane?

        Transitioning from a much larger recruitment company to Allen Lane, I can confidently say its excellence as a workplace. At Allen Lane the CEO and senior management are deeply engaged with every consultant’s individual desks, actively promoting growth and offering support. By recruiting seasoned professionals with established track records in their fields, Allen Lane provides a conducive environment for less experienced individuals to learn and grow under the mentorship of seasoned recruiters.

        What’s the best piece of advice you could give to a recruiter thinking of joining Allen Lane?

        Seize every opportunity that comes your way at Allen Lane. Joining our team marks a significant step forward in your career and personal growth journey. Avoid complacency! Strive for continuous improvement, set high standards for yourself, and challenge yourself to excel further.

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        If what you’ve read sounds like a bit of you, get in touch to talk to us about your career. Or, read other experiences at varying experience levels on a day in the life.

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