Meet the Recruiter - Elisol Bastouri

Why did you decide to enter the recruitment industry?

Back in Venezuela, I had the opportunity to recruit for 6 months for the Oil Industry. This short-term position made me realise how much I enjoy working with people to help them find their dream job.

How would you describe your role at Stafffinders?

I have been working with Stafffinders for over 2 years now. I started as a Receptionist and it has now evolved to resourcing. This company offers the opportunities I need to develop myself professionally.

What is the most rewarding part of being in recruitment?

Building and keeping relationships with amazing candidates and clients. Also meeting new people and helping them to find the job they need is what I enjoy the most.

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

I enjoy walks by the beach with my dog. Long video calls with my family and friends and I also like to take care of my own marine corals at home (which is my hobby since I moved into the UK)

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

Before moving to Edinburgh I taught English as a foreign language to kids and teenagers for over 9 years. What an amazing experience that job was!

What would you say your favourite motto is?

KISS (Keep it simple, stupid)

Who do you look up to / Who inspires you?

My mom and my dad. They are my heroes and definitely my role models.