Jamie McGauley is a consultant at ID Medical, and winner of Temporary Consultant of the Year at the 2015 IRP Awards.
Recruitment Matters caught up with Jamie in the April edition.
Congrats on the win – how has your year been?
It’s been a bit hectic. A lot has changed in the medical industry, and it’s very, very busy at the moment.
What sectors do you cover?
ID Medical covers everything in the medical sector, but I recruit for doctors in the NHS and private sectors. The medical market has increased in the last couple of years, especially since there’s been less applications for doctors training, making it a busier place for locums.
How did you get into recruitment?
I fell into it. I started at ID Medical when I was 17 and learned about the job through my brother who worked for the company too. I couldn’t see myself working in anything
What makes a good recruiter?
Someone who is willing to go the extra mile and provide a premier level service to candidates. You’ve also got to make sure you can deliver and follow through on your promises, giving adequate feedback and reassuring your candidates you’re doing everything in your power to get the ideal job for them. A lot of candidates have my personal number and get in contact with me outside of work – it’s all about them
knowing you’re there for them whenever they need you.
What piece of advice would you give to yourself on your first day?
I would tell myself that you must believe in your own abilities. You’ve got to be confident and know you’ve got plenty to offer. You never know how far this job will take you.
Are you 2016’s Temporary Consultant of the Year?