EP#004 Becky Webber | The importance of good leadership, embracing change and being successful in recruitment

The Executive Career Jump Podcast - For Executive Leaders On The Move

Mar 31 2020 • 44 mins

In this episode, I’m joined by Becky Webber, the Regional Director at Tate Recruitment. With over 20 years recruitment experience, she gives us an insight into the types of things her team look for when placing candidates.

Starting her career at Thomas Cook, Becky fell into recruitment a little by accident back in 1998, taking a job at a privately owned company, which later became Tate Recruitment. Becky has stayed with the company through different ownerships, evolving through lots of change and different ways of working, which for her has been really exciting. She currently works as the Southern Regional Director for Tate Recruitment looking after eleven different offices of recruiters. A couple of years ago, Becky also set up a side project called the Positive Career Advice website, which is designed to help job seekers on the move understand what they want,how to get it and how to go through that transition.

Becky gives some great advice in this episode on how to embrace and deal with change, giving insight into the journey she has been on with her team at Tate Recruitment. With a passion for using the knowledge she has gained over the last twenty years, she delves into the importance of good leadership, and why your networks are so important. Becky also opens up about what she really looks for in a person during an interview, giving us an in depth insight into the skills that recruiters desperately want you to show during initial conversations and interviews. We talk about the importance of getting yourself noticed from other candidates, but also knowing the client.

This podcast episode is filled to the brim with take home messages and gold dust advice for both recruiters, leaders and job seekers.

Links that Becky mentions...

Positive Career Advice Website: https://www.positivecareeradvice.com/

Start with Why by Simon Sinek https://simonsinek.com/product/start-with-why/

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal https://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Thought-Different-Biography/dp/125001445X

You Were Born To Speak by Richard Newman https://www.amazon.com/Were-Born-Speak-Richard-Newman/dp/191645920X


You can connect with Becky on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/operationsdirectorbwebber/

I hope you enjoy the episode, the best place to connect with me is on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jobsearchcoach/

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Andrew MacAskill