Archive for September, 2007

Featured personality of the week – Diego Molinaroli

Monday, September 24th, 2007

This week our Personality of the Week works in Accounts for a Corporate Services company.

Accounts is the heart of any organisation, and working within it gives you the chance to be hands-on with the fundamentals of a business. Accounting is a highly respected profession that presents opportunities in a myriad of careers – public sector, private sector and multinationals all require accountants of varying specialities.

The global demand for finance professionals is high, and the field of accounting offers increasingly varied and challenging work. A career in accounting offers the chance to influence a business and contribute to key decisions about the direction of any organisation you work or advise for. Professional development plays a major part in career in accounting and it is highly recommended to seek one of the established accounting qualifications to further enhance your skills and knowledge.

Our Personality of the Week is AAT qualified, which is a qualification from the Association of Accounting Technicians. This qualification suits anyone working in Financial Services, Professional Services, Commerce and the Public Sector who is starting their career in accounting. It is a combination of experience and exams, and there are a number of levels to be completed, each level representing a qualification in its own right.

If you are interested in a career in Accounts, please let us know at info@boycerecruitment.co.uk

Name : Diego Valeriano Molinaroli

Job title: Company Accounts & Administrator

Industry: Corporate Services Company (accountancy, tax, VAT)

  1. Favourite animal: gorilla
  2. Favourite book: Don Camillo – it’s an Italian romance 
  3. Favourite film: Braveheart
  4. Favourite food: Any Sea food dishes!
  5. Favourite accent: London accent
  6. Most memorable holiday: with my friend in Rimini (Italy) years ago. We really enjoyed it!
  7. Favourite catchphrase: Always take every opportunity when it comes up! In Italy we say "Sometimes the right train passes only once"
  8. Items for room 101: Over-crowded places, disrespectful people, litter in the park, loud people in quiet places and anti-social behaviour.
  9. What are the first three things you do in the morning: Have a shower, have breakfast, watch the news
  10. How did you get started in the industry? When I came to the UK, I knew I wanted to work in this industry. I had heard about the AAT and was very interested in it so I started the course. After applying to lots of different places, I was finally given the opportunity to join an accountancy practice in South Devon.
  11. What do you enjoy the most about your job? I enjoy the fact that I can see the hard work of many people behind the figures that I analyse. I can also understand their strategies, investments, policies and decisions – it gives you a great insight into a company. 
  12. What three adjectives would other people use to describe you? Generous, kind, tenacious
  13. What three adjectives describe the skills you need to do your job? Analytical, patient, precise
  14. What is the most valuable thing you have learnt in your career? To work hard in order to be successful in my career, and that I have to take any opportunity to learn as much as I can, especially considering that I am only at the initial stages of my career.
  15. What tips would you give to someone starting out in this industry? Never give up! At the beginning, it felt as though every door was closed to me. But after sending my CV to lots of different companies, suddenly the right opportunity came up. It can happen to everybody!!!
  16. What has been the best moment of your career to date? When I knew I had my job in London. Another good moment was when I found out that I had passed my first AAT exam!
  17. What do you hope to achieve on your career in the next decade ? I hope to learn as much as I can and to continue to progress within the finance and accountancy industry.
  18. When did you last go on holiday and where did you go? I have not been on a proper holiday for far too long, but I take any opportunity to go home (Verona, Lake Garda, Soave area) to relax and visit family and friends.
  19. What do you spend your money on? Books, magazines, air tickets, nights out with my girlfriend and my friends.

  20. If I knew then what I know now I… would have travelled and gained much more international experience. Living, studying and working abroad are all fantastic experiences!

Personality of the week – Amelia Bradshaw

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

This week our Personality of the Week feature is looking at a Human Resources Manager working within Corporate Services.

A good business strategy, one which is likely to succeed, is informed by people factors, and the role of Human Resources is to manage the ‘people’ aspect of any business. This integral function of a company can be crucial to their success.

Human Resources (HR) combines administrative personnel functions with performance management, employee relations, training, development and resource planning. A successful HR employee will be very skilled in working effectively with people, and in managing problems that may arise with the workforce.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the leading professional body for those involved in the field of Human Resources. Membership of the CIPD is highly respected by employers looking for Human Resources employees.

If you are interested in working within Human Resources, please contact us to find out more about available vacancies.

Name: Amelia Bradshaw

Job title: Human Resources Manager

Industry: Corporate Services

  1. Favourite animal: Cats – I have 2 who rule the house.
  2. Favourite book: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  3. Favourite film: Plan 9 From Outer Space (yes I know it’s meant to be the worst film ever, but I love it because it’s so bad)
  4. Favourite food: Olives, black or green, I’m not fussy.
  5. Favourite accent: Welsh, because I’ve lost most of my Welsh accent
  6. Most memorable holiday: Going to Malta for a week. I didn’t go anywhere near a beach (sun + Amelia = very burnt skin) I can’t recommend it highly enough though. It’s full of so much history and is totally fascinating.
  7. Favourite catchphrase: Don’t know if it’s a catchphrase but the last 2 lines of an Emily Dickinson poem I love say “Narcotics cannot still the tooth that nibbles at the soul”. A lesson for us all on a Friday evening.
  8. Items for room 101: Magnolia paint, sachets with ‘tear here’ marks that you can’t open for love nor money. British Gas.
  9. What are the first three things you do in the morning: Turn off my alarm, Stroke the cat, Grab my bathrobe (not very exciting really)
  10. How did you get started in the industry? I got into HR almost by accident. I started off as an Office Manager, but also took on HR duties as there was no-one else in the company who did it. I discovered that I actually enjoyed it far more than Office Management and it all grew from there.
  11. What do you enjoy the most about your job? Dealing with tricky situations. Other people are the biggest puzzle mankind will ever have to deal with, but I like it when I’m able to resolve problems for them or put their minds at ease.
  12. What three adjectives would other people use to describe you? Unconventional, a smooth talker and witty.
  13. What three adjectives describe the skills you need to do your job? Diplomacy, patience & a good memory for all that legislation.
  14. What is the most valuable thing you have learnt in your career? I’ve learnt how to help my friends and family when they have employment problems.
  15. What tips would you give to someone starting out in this industry? I’d recommend anyone interested in getting in HR to think long and hard about doing the CIPD qualification, it’s really important if you want to get on.
  16. What has been the best moment of your career to date? Too many to mention. Defusing delicate situations is high up there.
  17. What do you hope to achieve on your career in the next decade ?  I want to become a HR Director and I want to prove to people that it’s okay to be an individual and still have a career. You don’t have to be a corporate clone.
  18. When did you last go on holiday and where did you go? The last big holiday I had was in January when I went to Italy (Rome, Umbria District, Florence & Venice in that order), but I had a little holiday at Easter when I went to Whitby in Yorkshire. I also went to the Isle of Man in the Spring. Time for another holiday, me thinks…
  19. What do you spend your money on? Jewelry and dvds have to feature quite highly…
  20. If I knew then what I know now I … I’d have married a very rich old man and be living the life of Riley in a big country house somewhere. No seriously, I think life is about making mistakes and learning from them. People who don’t make mistakes don’t move out of their comfort zones and you need to do that to grow.

Personality of the Week – Amy Hart

Monday, September 10th, 2007

This week we have another featured personality. Our personality of the week is again a Presentation Scheduler within the Television industry. A Presentation Scheduler is responsible for organising everything that gets seen on screen by us, the audience. The role involves a high level of attention to detail and reactivity to changes that may appear in the schedule as well as responsibility for the ultimate appearance of the channel before it is transmitted.

If you are interested in working as a Presentation Scheduler please contact our Broadcast and Media team, who will be keen to hear from you.

Name : Amy Hart

Job title: Presentation Scheduler

Industry: Media

  1. Favourite animal: Cat
  2. Favourite book: Romeo And Juliet
  3. Favourite film: The home of the lucky egg!! Cool Runnings!
  4. Favourite food: Chocolate!
  5. Favourite accent: You can’t get much better than Irish :-)
  6. Most memorable holiday: Sri Lanka
  7. Favourite catchphrase: I’m afraid I still use the word “Ace”!
  8. Items for room 101: Chewing Gum, Gwen Stefani, Ear Wax.
  9. What are the first three things you do in the morning: The three ‘t’s – tea, toast, and t.v!
  10. How did you get started in the industry? Work experience.
  11. What do you enjoy the most about your job? The creativity.
  12. What three adjectives would other people use to describe you? Happy, honest, hungry!
  13. What three adjectives describe the skills you need to do your job? Proactive, flexible, creative.
  14. What is the most valuable thing you have learnt in your career? Be flexible!
  15. What tips would you give to someone starting out in this industry? Be proactive.
  16. What has been the best moment of your career to date? Helping to launch my own channel.
  17. What do you hope to achieve on your career in the next decade ? Manage a presentation department.
  18. When did you last go on holiday and where did you go? I went with my partner to Sri Lanka in June of this year.
  19. What do you spend your money on? A whole! lot of jewellery.
  20. If I knew then what I know now I … would never have joined Facebook!

Featured Personality of the Week!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Each week we will be featuring a different personality profile – giving you a unique insight into individual roles. It also gives you a preview of an industry and a snapshot of what is like to work there.

If you would like to contribute to this blog with information about your own experiences within this industry, or to request a profile within a specific industry sector, then please do post a comment.

This week our personality of the week is a Presentation Scheduler within the Television industry. A Presentation Scheduler is responsible for organising everything that gets seen on screen by us, the audience. The role involves a high level of attention to detail and reactivity to changes that may appear in the schedule as well as responsibility for the ultimate appearance of the channel before it is transmitted.

Name : Jamie Watkins

Job title: Presentation Scheduler

Industry : Television

  1. Favourite animal: The Sloth
  2. Favourite book: The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  3. Favourite film: The Goonies or Airplane
  4. Favourite food: Cauliflower cheese or Sausage and Mash
  5. Favourite accent: Kath and Kim style Australian
  6. Most memorable holiday: My Gap Year round the world trip – did the whole SE Asia thing – was amazing
  7. Favourite catchphrase: “Tom, you’re so deep in the closet you’re finding Christmas presents.” Or anything else Brian Griffin from Family Guy says.
  8. Items for room 101: Screaming children, mobile phone ring tones, rude commuters, toilet attendants, Frank Skinner (I could go on forever)
  9. What are the first three things you do in the morning: Snooze the alarm, snooze it again, then once more
  10. How did you get started in the industry? I began as a trainee television scheduler for a small broadcast company working on their music video channels
  11. What do you enjoy the most about your job? the responsibility that goes with it – as a Presentation Scheduler you’re the last point before the material goes to air – so it’s critical that everything is correct otherwise the channel’s on-air look can be compromised
  12. What three adjectives would other people use to describe you? Relaxed, understanding and outgoing
  13. What three adjectives describe the skills you need to do your job? Organization, time management and patience
  14. What is the most valuable thing you have learnt in your career? The way that large broadcasters work and the different career paths that Scheduling can take you
  15. What tips would you give to someone starting out in this industry? If you’re serious about a career in broadcasting then take every opportunity to get that foot in the door – be it work experience placements or unpaid contracts. If you have the motivation and ambition then you can quickly advance from that trainee level to something more rewarding
  16. What has been the best moment of your career to date? Being involved in the re-branding of a channel – having the chance to put forward my creative ideas and see them eventually put to air
  17. What do you hope to achieve on your career in the next decade? I would like to move into the programming side of broadcasting and become more involved in the Video-on-Demand services that are evolving
  18. When did you last go on holiday and where did you go? I went to Abu Dhabi in the UAE for Easter – less hectic than Dubai and still retains some of its cultural heritage
  19. What do you spend your money on? Apart from bills, most of my money probably goes on going out, but I do buy a lot of DVDs
  20. If I knew then what I know now I …I would never have watched Hostel 2!