Meet the Recruiter - Scott McGarry

Why did you decide to enter the recruitment industry?

Recruitment is always something I had been interested in, when I worked for Teleperformance in Kilmarnock I noticed a role internally within the Recruitment Team in Glasgow which I applied for and was successful. I fell in love with the fast-paced nature and the interaction with a wide range of people. Building relationships is something I pride myself in and finding a career where I got to do that daily is the reason that it went from being a job role to an actual career.

How would you describe your role at Stafffinders?

My role would be best described as a Hospitality Consultant for Permanent roles who also specialises in Temporary roles. I am also able to provide support for other sectors should the need arise.

What is the most rewarding part of being in recruitment?

Helping someone realise their potential and help secure them the role they always wanted. Being part of someone’s professional development is also important to me.

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

I have started working out again so that takes up a lot of time after work, I will see how long that lasts! I also enjoy reading, going to live music events and spending time with family and friends.

What would you say your favourite motto is?

My favourite motto would be – “Be yourself, everyone else is taken” 

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A fun fact would be when I was 13 years old, I was under 15 National Judo Champion.

Who inspires you? 

I would have to say my mother inspires me, the reason being that she was a nurse for around 25 years when she was diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition causing her to lose her sight entirely. Instead of wallowing she went back to college, got a degree in Sports Therapy and Alternative Medicines, and returned to work. Her determination to continue living life the way she wanted and the drive to overcome many obstacles is inspiring to me, something I think about every day and especially when encountering problems in all aspects of my life.