I studied a Law Degree at the University of Sheffield, and whilst I learnt some great skills and had a fantastic experience, I knew that the nature of the day-to-day work just wasn’t going to excite me. I was keen to find a career that was fast-paced, dynamic, and could satisfy my desire to progress quickly and achieve high earnings early on.
I found the opportunity for a varied and challenging job really appealing and I realised that becoming a Professional Headhunter would use a lot of the persuasion, negotiation and advocacy skills that I had learnt as part of my degree. I also learnt that Sagar Wright has a strong presence in the Legal market so I’d have the opportunity to work within their Legal Practice, meaning all of the knowledge that I’d learnt over the past 4 years’ wouldn’t be wasted!
I joined Sagar Wright with no real business experience, yet I now regularly sign up new Candidates & Clients who recommend me to others in their professional network. I am proud to say that I have received more Candidate Testimonials and Client Testimonials than anyone else in the business during this year, and my hard work has enabled me to enjoy holidays in Marbella, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as earning myself some Jimmy Choo shoes for winning a Trainee Incentive!
The real reward has been the excellent training, development and support I have received throughout my trainee year. Sagar Wright has a great ‘there’s no such thing as a stupid question’ mentality in the office which means I’ve been able to develop unbelievably quickly.
My favourite aspect of the role is winning new business for the firm and building relationships with Partners at leading Magic Circle and US Law Firms. This is really satisfying, especially when they are so grateful for the hard work that you put in and results you achieve. I’m proud to say I’ve made the biggest trainee fee in the firm history of over £40,000, enabling me to enjoy commission and bonuses that have paid for numerous holidays.