Following her time studying Law at Chester University Charlotte decided to remain in the city and took a role as a trainee solicitor. However, quite quickly the reality of the profession hit, she found herself working incredibly long hours for minimum wage in a role that wasn’t giving her satisfaction and started to question whether the law was the right path for her. A friend suggested Charlotte look at recruitment as an option that would put her firmly in control of her future and after some research she interviewed here at IT Works and joined the team working with clients and candidates in Germany.
Working a foreign market presents some unique challenges including language barriers but it certainly didn’t present an issue for Charlotte who takes everything in her stride and has built excellent relationships with a broad section of clients and candidates across the Nordrhein Westfalen region. Working across a range of ERP systems Charlotte loves the balance she has created with her contacts in sharing market knowledge, this is what really demonstrates her expertise in the market and strengthens her connections allowing her to continue progressing the market and remain the expert of choice.
Charlotte was born in New Zealand and her early years were spent outside of the UK, as her family moved around the world with her father’s job before finally settling back in Lancashire. This sporty Lancashire lass enjoys playing field hockey and is an avid fan of her hometown football team, Blackburn Rovers.
For Charlotte it is vital that she gets a real understanding of your requirements from the start as understanding the bigger picture allows her to get under the skin of your organisation and find the right person for your role. This is also important when looking for a new role for her candidates as this is key in finding the role that will fit with their unique requirements and circumstances whether that be flexible working to fit around family, salary level or development opportunities. Balancing the requirements of both parties can be tricky but for Charlotte it is essential to make sure that everyone is pleased with the outcome. If you’re looking for a professional, market expert to help your recruitment search in Germany then Charlotte is the one.
“I love finding out more about Germany and visit my area as often as possible to have face to face meetings with my clients and candidates, it really helps strengthen relationships.”