Posted October 10, 2017 | Digital Media, Recruitment Industry, Software | No Comments »

[Interview] Stepping into Digital: Meet our new Candidate Manager

We’re delighted to welcome a new addition to our team! Meet Emily Field, our shiny new candidate manager. We caught up with Emily to find out a bit more about her, what her role within Enigma involves, what she’s looking forward to over the coming months with Enigma…and loads more.

Hi Emily! Can you tell us a bit about yourself, please?

Hello! I’ve recently joined the team at Enigma as a candidate manager working on vacancies throughout the digital media & software development sectors. When I’m not working, I’m usually out having food and drinks – I love finding new places to eat! In my spare time, I manage three bands so if I’m not eating out with friends, I’ll be working with my bands or at gigs seeing them play.

 You’re a candidate manager – can you give us an insight into what you do, day-to-day?

As a candidate manager, my day-to-day involves liaising with candidates, clients and searching for new candidates for our more specialist roles. Liaising with clients is essential to this role; I talk to our clients regularly to find out what type of candidates they’re looking for, taking into consideration the skill set required and the culture of the company – something which is a big part of our ethical recruitment process. Client feedback after interviews is another important part of my role – finding out what our clients thought of the candidates at interview and relaying this back to our candidates. Liaising with candidates also takes up a big chunk of my role; finding out what they’re looking for in their next career move, what skills they have and guiding them through the recruitment process. Keeping our candidates up to date with each step of the process is key as it allows them to feel more comfortable and trust that we understand their needs and aspirations enough to find the role that suits them.

Is there anything coming up with Enigma that you’re looking forward to?

Yes, so much! I’m really looking forward to understanding more about the digital sector in Glasgow, and across Scotland. It’s so interesting to work with great clients and candidates and every day I’m learning more and more about the ins and outs of this sector. As you might know, The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards are coming up soon, on the 19th of October to be exact. This will be my first time in attendance and I’m looking forward to chatting with some brilliant people within our industry and having a great time celebrating the achievements of the Scottish digital sector. Oh, and we’re running a competition at the moment – you could win a seat at our table at these awards for FREE! Just enter here.

As a recent graduate, is there any advice you would give specifically to graduates looking for a new role? And what about advice candidates out there looking right now?

For graduates, definitely getting a good CV together is most important, highlighting anything that will make you stand out – remember, it has to be relevant to what you’re applying for. Committing to your job search is the one piece advice I would give to any of my candidates, it’s really important to be motivated because the market moves fast so you need to stay on top of it to get the role you want. General advice for candidates would be mostly the same; one thing I would say to more experienced candidates is that you should include your most relevant and up-to-date projects and experience on your CV.

 Tell us about your top vacancies at the moment.

Top vacancies are definitely Senior iOS Developer in Edinburgh and PHP Developer in Glasgow. These are brilliant opportunities with two equally innovative and exciting clients!

Senior iOS Developer – We’re looking for passionate Senior iOS Software Engineers with demonstrable experience in developing quality high performing mobile applications, utilising agile methodologies, latest techniques and best practices. Our client is an award-winning mobile app and digital solutions agency based in Edinburgh city centre. With a team of 30+ mobile specialists, developing native and Xamarin based mobile products along with web-based backend systems for enterprise clients internationally. Want to know more? Click the link above.

PHP Developer – Enigma People Solutions are recruiting for a PHP developer for one of our Glasgow based clients. They are a digital consultancy that design and build innovative digital products and services for the public and private sectors. The role will see the successful candidate join a talented PHP team and help to deliver projects and solutions for their customers. To be considered for this role, you should have around 2 – 3 years development experience.


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