You might think that the daily life of recruiters boils down to analyzing CVs, but nothing could be further from the truth! Let’s see what Ariane has to say about her role in our firm.
What do you like about your role as a recruiter?
What I like most about my job is helping people. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the people I’ve hired integrate perfectly into the team, be happy and engaged in the firm’s daily activities.
I make sure I review the hiring process for each new hire and monitor their progress within the firm. It’s my way of checking that what I sell in an interview is really happening and that each person has a positive experience.
Do you have a favourite question you ask during an interview?
In this respect, I’m a bit of a rebel. I prefer friendly meetings. After all, the firm is also being interviewed by the candidate. So, my approach is flexible. I let the conversation take its course, since I’m interested in the candidates’ values, aspirations and personality traits as well as their skills. I believe that an interview should be an open discussion, not a test.
Submitting an application for a large firm can be intimidating, so I make sure I get rid of any preconceived notions and show the firm’s true culture: welcoming, human, family-like and above all, not boring.
You’ve interviewed hundreds of candidates; can you define the typical CPA?
Fortunately, absolutely not! When you’re outside the world of accounting, you imagine the conservative CPA in a suit and tie. But I see a great variety of people in the team and during interviews : some who are file-focussed, some who love working in the field, extroverts, creative people, structured people, and so many more.
It takes all types to make a strong team. I’ve never had so much fun in a group before. My colleagues are professional and serious, but they are also very approachable.
Because this human side is an integral part of our culture, our consultants want to be in direct contact with candidates at all stages of the recruiting process. We don’t have an automated filtering system, and no one falls into an anonymous inbox. Are you interested in working with us? Contact our recruiters!