Suzanne Alden : Consultant in the Chair Broadcast Team
What was your first placement in recruitment?
Sales Assistant at BBC
How did you get into broadcast recruitment?
I had friends working in the industry and always found it interesting so when the job came up at Boyce it was perfect!
What do you enjoy the most about it?
Telling candidates they’ve got their dream job, helping clients to get the ideal person for their team, recruiting for an every changing and exciting industry
What are the main challenges of working in this division?
So many people want to work in broadcast but don’t always know in what capacity. There’s a lot of competition for good roles and the best candidates get snapped up very quickly!
What’s the difference between a good broadcast candidate and an exceptional candidate ?
Someone that understands the industry and the processes involved in broadcast operations. Someone who is genuinely passionate about the job they do and focused on fulfilling their ambitions, and candidates who you know will make a difference when they join a new company.
How has the recruitment industry changed since you started?
Less contact with line managers now and more portals! Longer recruitment and sign off processes, aaaah!
What is the biggest lesson you have learnt in life?
It’s nice to be important but it’s important to be nice
What advice would you give to someone who wanted to work in your industry?
Do your research, really learn how a broadcaster operates and think hard about what kind of position you would be happy in and how you want to progress long term and then what steps you will need to take to get there.
What would you be doing if you weren’t in recruitment?