International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we interviewed our Managing Director Angela Potter. She is a hardworking female who has built a successful recruitment company.  

What made you want to start Clearline Recruitment?

The recruitment industry has changed, the market has become more saturated and the competition is tougher than ever.  Recruitment companies who aren’t embracing the change are seeing effects in their candidate, employee, and client attraction and retention.

This to some is an uncertain and scary time, to me it is so exciting! I found a market that speaks to all my strengths and desires.

It is liberating to find a business that you truly love, a business that makes you happy, a sector that you want to read everything about and talk to everyone about. For that reason, I had to give it a go and that is what I did.

There is nothing more enjoyable than being able to help great candidates find great jobs, in essence, the human element is what should drive us. The thrill of closing a candidate and making our hiring managers happy is of course at the heart of everything we do

Is there anyone that inspires you in your career?

I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to not only meet but work with quite a few inspiring women throughout my years in the staffing industry. There was one characteristic that stood out about each of them, and it was their confidence. They presented themselves with the utmost professionalism and poise. Each of them always had the courage to voice their opinions without hesitation. They had the ability to empower, mentor, and motivate both females and males alike. 

What motivates you daily?

Determination and perseverance. Throughout my career, I never gave up on myself, what I believed in and all the success I believed that I could achieve. I was committed to myself and my abilities, and mindful to never let distractions get in the way. I used each opportunity that I was given as a way to push myself harder than I did the time before. It was never about meeting an expectation; it was about how was I going to exceed expectations.

How has your journey as a business owner been?

One of my favourite things about the recruitment industry is how progressive it generally is, relative to its peers. For years while other industries have had serious issues with diversity, the recruitment industry has typically represented a high percentage of women and minority groups. While there’s still a lot of work to be done, I’m proud to work in an industry that’s at the leading edge of diversity and inclusiveness.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Angela for being the best Managing Director we could ask for, and a massive thank you to all our female employees! All your hard work does not go unnoticed! 

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