Meet the Recruiter - Jamie Webb

Why did you decide to enter the recruitment industry?

When I finished university, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I tried different industries but focused on sales and business development roles. I found that after a while I was in positions where I was building teams and taking charge of those teams. I ended up working in in-house recruitment for an IFA in Dubai and I realised very quickly that a career in recruitment was what I was looking for the whole time.

How would you describe your role at Stafffinders?

I am looking after the Finance and Accountancy recruitment for commercial and business support across Edinburgh and The Lothians.

What is the most rewarding part of being in recruitment?

When you hear the joy in the voice of a candidate after they become successful with getting a job. It’s the same feeling I used to get when working in sales and signing a client. It's addictive.

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

I play rugby 3-4 times a week and try to find the time to help at animal shelters.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

When I was 16-17, I bought a 125cc “motorbike”. I had to do the cbt license course to be qualified to ride it. During the exam, the instructor was following me around a housing estate in Stirling and as we were coming up to a junction the throttle on the training bike got stuck wide open, I fell off the back of the bike and it took off across the road and crashed into a wall. I still somehow managed to pass the course.

What would you say your favourite motto is?

If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito.