Career Progression: Charlotte Hackett – Associate Director
“When I first joined psd I was very impressed by the time and energy they invested into on-boarding new and inexperienced consultants. That coupled with the right attitude, tenacity and drive has enabled me to progress quickly.”
Why did you join psd?
I was approached by a headhunter after graduating from University and was initially attracted by the brand, team and earning potential.
Tell us about your psd career so far.
It has been a roller-coaster! When I first joined psd I was very impressed by the time and energy they invested into on-boarding new and inexperienced consultants. The induction and training program was comprehensive. That, coupled with the right attitude, tenacity and drive, enabled me to progress quickly and win the Consultant of the Year Award within the first two years.
What are your career aspirations with psd?
I would like to continue on my journey of personal growth and development to better myself as a search consultant. Learning is continuous. I have just achieved my goal of a promotion to Associate Director, my next goal is to manage a graduate in the near future.
What is most rewarding about your job?
Being able to place good people with good clients. As a recruitment consultant, you are in the driving seat and have the power to influence someone’s future as well as shape the industry in which you specialise. The more senior the level you place candidates, the more impactful your work. Building your own personal brand off the back of that, in your specialist area, is extremely rewarding – and the financial benefit that comes with it is the cherry on top!
Do you have any advice to anybody thinking about joining psd?
If you are driven, committed and have a hard work ethic, you will go far. With psd’s dedication to invest in people and a culture that encourages career development, you will achieve great things.