Donna C.
Senior Recruitment Specialist
Business Function Recruitment Team

About Donna

Key Experiences

From retail to technology and finance in between
I started working in retail and worked my way up to head office role in recruitment. I enjoy working in recruitment as it allows me to learn about new industries and help to find the fright candidates the right roles. From recruiting merchandisers and area managers to trainee accountants, to now recruiting the next generation of technology experts, it's all about letting people know the different opportunities available to them.

Current Position

Senior Recruitment Specialist recruiting for Technology Graduates
This role involves me engaging with students that may not have originally thought about a career in technology. This involves me travelling to different universities attending careers events and also hosting skills sessions to help students be successful when they start thinking about applying for graduate roles.

In addition to this I also work with societies and other organisations to promote the different agendas we have at Accenture such as gender, ethnic diversity and mental health awareness.

Main Motivations

Ability to learn new things everyday and think outside the box
Although I'm not part of the solutions teams, they are willing to share their knowledge with me. I'm able to learn more about computer languages, for example Blockchain and Java.

It's great to be part of an company that is willing to answer your questions no matter how small. Accenture encourage you to network with people outside of your usual working teams and this is the best way to increase your knowledge. Not to mention all of the different societies there are to join, like the yoga club and toast masters club. Just need to find time to fit it all in!

Top Advice

Always seek feedback where you can this is the best way to improve.
Often companies may not be able to provide immediate personal feedback due to the volume of applications, but don't let this deter you. If you contact them directly, you will find that most will be willing to provide you with feedback. If you find that you are unsuccessful at a certain point for your applications, I would recommend this as it's the best way to know where you need to practice.

Greatest Achievement

Being able to have an 80% success rate for my first recruitment event
In my first few months, I ran a 4 day recruitment event which led to 80% of the attendees being offered a role. This took a lot of planning and collaboration with other teams to make sure the candidates had the best experience. This was a great introduction to the innovating ways Accenture makes sure students see that Technology can be a route for them, even if they may not have studied a technology related subject at university. I'm looking forward to the next one!

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