The first time Patrick connected with Robert Walters was in 2018 – the consultant he first collaborated with proved incredibly helpful in providing valuable insights into the compliance market and contributed hugely to his career progression.
He called on the expertise of Robert Walters once again in 2021 and was not disappointed. This time, he was working with Kelly Anne, who completely reaffirmed his perception of Robert Walters Dublin as a highly knowledgeable and competent team.
“I had just started studying for my LCIs and was working in a second-line role. I was looking to further advance my career but was struggling to get traction on my CV for roles.” says Patrick, “so speaking with Kelly-Anne felt like a breath of fresh air.”
Patrick appreciated that Kelly-Anne made sure he was kept up-to-date during the process – with helpful feedback and constructive discussions on his CV during interviews.
Her ability to understand you as a person and really get to the crux of what roles and companies you’d fit well into was second to none.
Even outside of the traditional recruitment function, Robert Walters has remained a valuable source of consultative wisdom for Patrick: “On numerous occasions I’ve reached out to Kelly-Anne just to get her thoughts and feedback on a range of different roles – as her feedback is just so valuable to me.”
Another quality Patrick valued in Robert Walters was the depth of the relationships they build with their clients – allowing for candidates to not only become acquainted with a potential role, but the values and culture of the team and wider company they could be working with. Resulting in more tailored, long-lasting matches.
Further to this were the efforts the Robert Walters Dublin team make to stay engaged with their industries, whether that be through hosting round-tables or industry meet-ups – they always ensure they are abreast of new regulatory updates or upcoming changes. This element was of particular importance to Patrick as it meant Kelly-Anne could discuss each role in the context of the future market conditions which could affect it.
“Overall, my journey with Robert Walters has been one characterised by a wealth of expert industry knowledge, honest & timely feedback and consistent support. I know I can always call on them for any assistance or advice."
“I don’t say this lightly when I say all my experiences with Robert Walters have been positive…”
“This is why I have already recommended Robert Walters to several professionals who are looking to move internationally as well as domestically in Dublin.”
Patrick’s story attests to the importance of forging lasting connections over the course of a career, in order to tap into a richer reserve of expertise and guidance to navigate each stage of professional advancement.
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