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        Day in the life of Niraj Thakkar

        Date

        30th October 2023

        By

        Niraj Thakkar

        Business Manager - Legal & Governance

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        Day in the life of Niraj Thakkar

        Meet Niraj, Head of Legal & Governance Recruitment.

        Discover more about a day in the life of Niraj Thakkar – where he talks about what gives him a buzz and gets him up in the morning.

        A typical day for Niraj

        I kickstart my day checking emails and messages, addressing any pressing matters. Next stop is a thorough review of my daily schedule, prioritising tasks. To keep on top of industry trends, I take a moment to scan through relevant news and updates, recognising their potential impact on my interactions with candidates and clients throughout the day.

        In the morning, I touch base with my team, ensuring everyone is well-prepared and addressing any queries they might have. The morning unfolds with a series of meetings and calls with candidates, ranging from initial discussions about their skills, experiences, and motivations to interview preparation sessions where we meticulously navigate practice questions and refine interview techniques.

        As the day progresses, I allocate time for client meetings, look into new requirements and gathering vital information to fine-tune candidate searches. These afternoon sessions also involve comprehensive discussions on market trends and future needs. As the workday nears its conclusion, I dedicate time to updating candidate and client records in our database.

        Handling paperwork related to placements and meticulously ensuring compliance with both legal regulations and company policies is a crucial aspect of my role. Before signing off for the day, I review my completed tasks and plan for the challenges that lie ahead by reviewing my schedule for the next day.

        My favourite part of the job

        Placing candidates gives a buzz that gets me up in the morning, coupled with the financial reward directly linked to hard work I put in. I know AL will help me achieve both my personal and professional goals.

        Best benefit

        Hybrid working, increased annual leave based on tenure and casual dress code.

        I love Allen Lane because…

        I feel backed to succeed by the leadership team.

        Why do you choose to stay at Allen Lane?

        Strong billing performance and a pathway into management.

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

        Don’t join if you’re looking to mess around and earn ‘easy money’. Joining Allen Lane is a step forward in your career and your maturity levels. It’s a place to knuckle down at and reap the true rewards that recruitment can give you.

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