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Meet Cameron Steel, Principal Consultant.
Cam joined Trilogy International in autumn 2019 to assist building out our European division.
He recruits IT Technology across the Benalux region (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg).
He joined as a consultant and has worked his way up to Principal Consultant, with plans to manage someone in the near future.
What attracted you to working at Trilogy International?
I found the role via a Rec2Rec ('Recruitment to Recruitment' agency that recruits solely within recruitment). At that time the European contracts team didn’t exist, and so the chance to be first on a team and help build something up was an exciting career move for me!
The incentives such as trips away, lunch clubs and so forth were appealing, plus the company is not corporate at all, and I liked the fact there were more social activities outside work.
What was your background in recruitment prior to joining?
I came from another recruitment firm where I had worked for 18 months, still tech focused but mainly Core Banking vendor products.
How has working at Trilogy helped you to progress your career?
I think the biggest factor has been working amongst colleagues who are experts in their market. I have learnt so much from how they approach different scenarios in terms of business development and candidate attraction.
People are super helpful and really willing to share any information they have that can help another's success.
Setting up a new area across Europe has been a great opportunity also.
What’s been your favourite part of working at Trilogy so far?
The commission structure is market leading, and I prefer working in a non-KPI / non-corporate environment. I'm not micromanaged and I'm encouraged to work with autonomy. As we're on commission it's in my best interest to work as hard as I can and be as successful as possible.
I also like the way everyone gets on, the office isn't hierarchical – everyone gets on as one big team, even the founders.
What’s been your highlight moment?
Becoming a market leading specialists in Cloud and DevOps has been a highlight, as well as the lunch clubs – I've been to some of the best restaurants in London!
What's your advice to anyone wanting to get into recruitment (especially as a grad)?
Well I didn’t go to uni – but I think my advice would be the same! You mainly need to be hard working and willing to commit to the job for the hours you’re here. Don’t be afraid to get on the phone for the first year at least, and make the relationships you need from scratch. You need to be able to build relationships with different people.
And finally, the best thing about working in recruitment?
Probably the money – I have the freedom to do what I want without having to worry about the bank balance. It's given me the opportunity to move out (and buy a home!) at a young age.
I love the autonomy - I run my own desk, and have my own responsibility. The progression is great, I started out as Consultant, now I'm Principal Consultant with near future plans to having someone join my team whom I can manage.
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