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On the First Day of Christmas my Holt Team Gave to Me…

As Christmas is the time for giving, we’ve got together to let you know a little bit more about our great and talented team here at Holt Recruitment. Leading up to Christmas, we’ll deliver to you a daily scoop on our consultants so you can meet the team for yourselves!

 

Day 12:  Meet Sales Manager, Dawn!

25th December

 

DawnWhat was the name of your first ever email address?

animalchick@

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

Our amazing team spirit and our support for charities

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?

All automotive, engineering or executive

 

What was your first ever car?

An E Reg Ford Fiesta Ghia

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

Really think about why you for this role and what sets you apart from others

 

How many unread emails are in your inbox currently?

4

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

Peace in war torn countries

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

1 and it took 2 days to recover!

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about.

I used to be a “band camp” girl and played in an American Drum Corps

 

What is your dream Car?

My dream car would be a LaFerrari Aperta though sadly I’m not sure where I could make use of 950bhp over here in the UK

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Boxing day cold meats, pickles, bubble and squeak and a decent cheese board

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

Not half as a many as I could Lindt chocolate balls !

 

 

Day 11:  Meet Administrator, Kelly

24th December

 

Kelly

What was the name of your first ever email address?

banana_bonkers@ Worst email address I know!

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

The environment and people are great and really make you feel like you can be yourself. We also have the beach right on our doorstep!

 

 

What was your first ever car?

I’ve never owned my own despite having a license, my dad used to let me drive his old green metallic mini micra though!

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

I think confidence is key, and posture can make such a difference too. Sit up and look confident and engaged!

 

How many unread emails are in your inbox currently?

10 – my to-do list in the rundown for Xmas here at Holt!

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

New jeans! I keep ripping all my pairs in the same place!

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

Just the 1 – and it was epic!

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about.

I can play drake on the Ukelele and do the backwards worm

 

What’s been your biggest achievement to date?

I survived my 8 days in hospital on a small island in Malaysia on my own, being the only western in the building… and carried on travelling after!

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Mince pies and mulled wine! They need to be an all year thing!

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

I’m a really slower eater… so I’m going to go with 9 ?

 

 

 

Day 10:  Meet Recruitment Consultant, Ross!

23rd December

 

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What was the name of your first ever email address?

Rossi_G85@

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

Being given the flexibility to be yourself on the desk / sector you work.

The people I work on behalf of / for & with.

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?

Receptive, Outgoing and ones who truly want to achieve.

 

What was your first ever car?

A Matchbox One

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

Treat every Interview as a fresh opportunity – it may be for a specific role but you never know what may come of it, now or in the future.

 

How unread many emails are in your inbox currently?

18

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

New Shirts…. Man I’m getting old

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

This year was my first!

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about.

I know pretty much the whole rap to 5ive’s – If you’re getting’ down

They know the rest of my talents….

 

What’s been your biggest achievement to date?

Biggest Achievement: Being Dad to my 3 beautiful children

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Christmas Pudding

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

15

 

 

 

 

Day 9:  Meet Senior Recruitment Consultant, Andy!

22nd December

 

AndyWhat was the name of your first ever email address?

gozza@aol

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

The staff

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?

Good ones – commercial vehicle good ones

 

What was your first ever car?

Vauxhall cavalier

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

Engage the interviewer, build rapport.

 

How many unread emails are in your inbox currently?

54

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

Ps4

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

2

 

What’s been your biggest achievement to date?

Climbed kilimanjaro

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Pigs in blankets, crispy roast potatoes, turkey and cranberry, sausage meat…. All of it !

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

15

Day 8:  Meet Senior Recruitment Consultant, Neil!

20th December

 

NeilWhat was the name of your first ever email address?

Neilts1@

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

The culture – we all have a common goal – to do the best job we can for our clients and candidates.

 

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?

Ones that would add value to my clients.

 

What was your first ever car?

A bright Red Morris Marina – cost £50 and I sold it 6 months later for £50!

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

If you have done your research, enjoyed talking with the interviewer and want the job – tell them.

 

How many unread emails are in your inbox currently?

Too many.

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

4

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about.

The ability to read their minds – they have no idea!

 

If you could have any superhero power what would it be?

Time travel

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Sprouts

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

10

 

Day 7:  Meet Recruitment Consultant, Pete!

19th December

 

DancingWhat was the name of your first ever email address?

Dancing_pete@

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

EVERYTHING

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?

Ones that are alive

 

What was your first ever car?

Peugeot 106 Red

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

Be Positive!

 

How many unread emails are in your inbox currently?

0

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

The same as every year a suitcase full of money

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about.

I play guitar

 

What’s been your biggest achievement to date?

Winning Team and Team Manager of the Year

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?  

All of it

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

30 + I’ve got one hell of an appetite !!

 

Day 6:  Meet Recruitment Consultant, Scott!

15th December

 

ScottyWhat was the name of your first ever email address?

Treybailey@

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

We get so many incentives! Holidays, cash prizes, loads of different things

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?

I find the best candidates are the ones with a bit of personality are the best, if they’ve got the skill set the rest is normally down to whether they can fit into the team and that’s normally down the personality !

 

 

What was your first ever car?

I don’t drive at the moment ! but I am learning!

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

Always be upfront with a potential employer! You don’t want to be remembered as the one that lied in the interview in the future !

 

How many un-read emails are in your inbox currently?

None I clear all my emails asap

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

I have asked for Giuseppe Zanottis

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

My first one was this year!

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about.

I don’t know myself !

 

If you could have any superhero power what would it be?

Would love to be ant man!

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Does a Sunday roast count?

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

I don’t really like pigs in blankets!

 

 

Day 5:  Meet Recruitment Consultant, Steve C!

14th December

 

2ClarkeeWhat was the name of your first ever email address?

StavrosLHalper (if you’re a proper Simpsons fan, you’ll get it!)

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

My colleagues. They’re all completely mental.

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?

Only the best 😉

 

What was your first ever car?

A 1983 Austin Metro that cost £100

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

They want to see you, not the nervous you! Relax!

 

How many unread emails are in your inbox currently?

7

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

A John Terry Chelsea Shirt.

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

This will be my second

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about.

We have lots of opportunities to show off in front of our colleagues, so I really do think they’ve seen all of my talents! One that came out at one of our recent nights out was my ability to hang upside down on a dancers pole.

 

If you could have any superhero power what would it be?

Time travel – you could be anyone, get everything, and do anything. Just be in the right place at the right time.

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Turkey!! I pretty much have it once a week all year round anyway.

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

Umm… 20?

 

 

 

Day 4:  Meet Recruitment Consultant, Anna!

13th December

 

AnnaWhat was the name of your first ever email address?

Borsi88@

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

We are a real Team

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?

Passive candidates

 

What was your first ever car?

Seat Cordoba

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

Be positive!

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

This will be my first

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about.

I can play the violin

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Szaloncukor- Hungarian sweets

 

Day 3:  Meet Senior Recruitment Consultant, Steve B!

12th December

 

Bennett

What was the name of your first ever email address?

Bmthlado@

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

The people/environment, every day is so much fun and I genuinely enjoy coming to work every day

 

 

What was your first ever car

Mk2 golf GTI that used more oil than fuel!

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?      

Ones that truly want to further themselves and push their career forward to that next level

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

Stay relaxed, and if nervous… imagine the interviewer being naked

 

How many unread emails are in your inbox currently?

46… it’s a bad day!

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

A new Tag Heuer watch as I have a bit of an obsession with watches

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

1, soon to be 2

 

Tell us about a skill/talent you possess that your colleagues don’t know about

I am the master at making a bacon sandwich, if my secret was released to the general public it would change the dynamics of the entire universe.

 

If you could have any superhero power what would it be?

If I could be a superhero my superpower would be to be able to craft money out of paper, this would allow me to rule the world!

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

Pigs in blankets of course!!

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

Totally didn’t read that last question ironically but I think… 7

 

 

Day 2:  Meet Recruitment Consultant, Lauren!

9th December

 

WattieWhat was the name of your first ever email address?

xx_sexilauren_xx@ – the worst email address ever!

 

What is the best thing about working at Holt Recruitment?

The people are amazing! Everyone gets on so well and the rewards for our hard work.

 

What was your first ever car?

A little noddy car! Bright red Citroen Saxo!

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?

Ask questions, show your enthusiasm for the role and the company!

How many emails are in your inbox currently?

200 –All read!

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?

Adele tickets.

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?

Only 1, I’m hoping this years will be as crazy as the last one!

 

If you could have any superhero power what would it be?

If I could have superhero power I would want to be invisible, that would be so much fun!

 

What’s your all-time favourite festive food?

PIGS IN BLANKETS ALL DAY LONG!

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

I would say between 15 – 20 – challenge accepted!

 

Day 1:  Meet Recruitment Manager, Richard!

8th December

 

Rich

What was the name of your first ever email address?                     

Shagis12@

 

What sort of candidates do you look for?                                         

Good quality ones who can do the job

 

What was your first ever car?                                                               

Toyota Corolla

 

What one piece of advice would you give someone during an interview?           

Be yourself

 

How many unread emails are in your inbox currently?                              

14

 

What have you asked Santa for this Christmas?                            

Now that would be telling and he may not bring it!

 

How many Holt Christmas parties have you attended so far?    

All of them so 8 or 9

 

If you could have any superhero power what would it be?

Invisible man

 

How many pigs in blankets do you think you could eat in one minute?

Depends on the size of them, but I’d say a lot, 20 plus