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August 17, 2021

Consultant Focus with Mojca Banfic

Mojca joined McGregor Boyall in January 2018. Based in Manchester Mojca is a Consultant specialising in technology. She is also McGregor Boyall’s regional Women in Technology and Diversity and Inclusion Champion, as well as being an Ambassador for Women in Tech Global.

1. How did you get into recruitment?
I always had an interest in recruitment and in supporting candidates securing new roles. When I moved to the UK few years ago, I was approached by a Rec2Rec that proposed a recruitment opportunity to me and I decided to give it a try.

2. What advice would you give to someone just getting into recruitment?
I would advise them to be persistent, there will be ups and downs, but persistence brings success. Also listen to your senior colleagues/managers, as this is a learning process. Don’t give up if you are having a bad day or a week, as next one could be the best one you had so far.

3. What has been your career highlight to date?
My career highlight would be my 2 promotions at McGregor Boyall and positive feedback I am getting from my candidates and clients. For me it is most rewarding when candidates and clients are genuinely satisfied with your work. As a highlight I am also proud of all the referrals I receive, as it shows I am doing things the right way and people are happy with my work. Another highlight would also be all the friendships that developed out of initial approach to a candidate.

4. What has been the biggest career challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
Recruitment has many challenges, it is not an easy job, and it can be stressful, however it can be rewarding. Sometimes challenge can be new business aspect, next time filling a very hard-to fill role. However as mentioned above with persistence anything is possible and with years you learn and become better and more successful.

5. What do you love about recruitment?
For me the most positive aspect of recruitment is supporting candidates securing best roles for them and helping clients securing best talent for their technical teams.

6. What do you think are the key attributes needed to be successful in recruitment?
First it is very important to have good people skills. Successful recruiter for me is someone that knows how to listen and help people, that can effectively communicate, understand and empathise. This job also requires patience and persistence, time management skills and working under pressure.

7. What keeps you motivated?
For me biggest motivation is “thank you” from candidates when securing their dream role and knowing I genuinely helped someone and they are happy with my service.

8. If you weren’t a Recruiter, what would you be?
Psychologist (I studied Psychology).

9. Which famous person would you most like to have lunch with and why?
There are many famous/historical people I would like to meet and learn from. If I need to pick only one, it would be Elon Musk.

10. Why McGregor Boyall?
Because of people and ongoing development opportunities.

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