Name: Molly Shepherd-Boden
Job title: Resourcer
About me: In a nutshell, I run a little, play tennis a lot and compete my two lovely horses, Tinks and Bello, most weekends… Basically, I’m a jack of all trades where sport is concerned! I’m a huge Owl, gin-enthusiast, lover of Hawaiian pizza and Roger Federer super fan. Fun fact, I can also play the bassoon and read Latin!
What I do: As a Resourcer here at Aardvark Swift, I’m the middle man between candidates, clients and consultants. My days consist of chatting with candidates and clients. I have the cool job of ensuring everyone is happy and love the end product, when we make a placement and see quality candidates working at great companies. I’m told I also make a pretty decent cup of tea, so tend to put the kettle on a good few times each day too!
Favourite game: The Sims
Favourite TV series: Peaky Blinders
Favourite Movie: Notting Hill
Favourite Book: To Kill A Mockingbird
Aardvark Spotlight: Molly Shepard-Boden
Molly’s job involves being the middleman between candidates, clients and consultants. She’s the one who does all the liaising and organising between them; arranging interviews, chatting to new candidates, and sending CVs.
How would you describe your average day?
Every day involves talking to a lot of people on the phone, speaking with candidates and clients. I find out what the plan is for the consultants and work to support them, so every day is varied, but the essential part of the role is communication. I’m the first point of contact usually for new CVs, arranging interviews, and spend time catching up with existing candidates to see if we can help them!
What do you love most about working at Aardvark Swift?
I’m a really chatty person so it’s fun speaking with all the candidates. We’ve all been in the position that they’re in, trying to find a new job is stressful. So it’s really rewarding when the end result comes through and everyone is happy with the situation. Like I said before, we can all relate to trying to find a new job, so it’s rewarding being able to give them a bit of peace of mind and hopefully get them into a role they love.
What kind of training have you received?
I’m still really new here, so I’m still working my way through my training but we have a really good online programme with Enabling Change which has been really helpful.
What did you do before working at Aardvark?
I have just graduated from university where I studied English Literature and Language. I have also done a lot of writing in my own time and whilst I was working at a press team for a few events and I wrote for Sheffield Wednesday Football club.
What drew you to Aardvark Swift?
Recruitment had always been something that I was interested in, but I needed the right team. As you walk into the Aardvark office, you see colourful walls and everyone seems really happy, it seemed like a great team and atmosphere to work in.
How would you describe your Aardvark Swift journey?
My journey has been been amazing so far and everyone’s been really friendly. Since my first day, I’ve been thrown straight into the deep end and I’ve been learning more and more each day. It’s been the best way to learn!
What do you get the most out of your role?
Coming straight from university to starting my career in recruitment has been educational, I’m learning something new everyday. I love spending time chatting with candidates and finding out about people’s lives, it’s a real eye opener.
What are the perks for working at Aardvark Swift?
The free lunches every month are great – who doesn’t want Dominos on a Friday? But there are lots of perks to being here, we go for lots of staff team building. Plus, I spend my day chatting to people, so it’s not a bad way to spend your day.
Favourite memory so far?
Just the ability to learn more each day. Everyday you get to know new things, i’m thrown into new situations daily which help me learn more and develop.