Joining Zeren As An Associate Consultant
By Fatima Majekodunmi. Fatima is an Associate Consultant at Zeren, and is based within our London office, as a member of our Commercial hiring team.
I graduated last year in 2021 from The University of Reading, with a Degree in English Literature and Politics. This Degree helped to enhance my communication skills, and offered me the flexibility I wanted in terms of a career path, as I was not entirely sure what I wanted to pursue.
Initially, I was neither looking nor applying for roles in Recruitment, because I never really knew what the sector consisted of, and whether I could do it. However, a friend sent me a link to apply for a Recruitment-based role at Accenture, and I thought, “why not?!”. This led to my first, Graduate role out of University, and allowed me to gain extensive experience within the Recruitment industry.
During my time at Accenture, I was recruiting for niche language skills across the Operations division. This meant that I dealt with a high volume of candidates, a majority of which I had to head-hunt. I was also able to develop and put my communication skills to use, as I conducted numerous pre-qualifying interviews, engaged in follow-ups and, managed my candidates effectively.
Joining Zeren presents an opportunity for me to further develop the skills I gained at Accenture, and to focus on sourcing and placing commercially-minded candidates into high-growth, Software businesses throughout Europe.
Additionally, Zeren’s expertise of working across the Tech and wider-SaaS landscape will broaden my knowledge of a very active and exciting market, and it will be incredibly exciting to work with Venture Capital and Private Equity-backed firms that are rapidly scaling or undergoing large-scale digital transformations.
Zeren offers a powerful combination of growth and learning opportunities, and I am excited to continue building strong connections with clients and candidates alike. I am very much looking forward to the future, and working alongside the collaborative and ambitious team here at Zeren to truly help empower the world’s change makers.
The most exciting thing about joining Zeren, will be witnessing our business growth as we expand across different geographies!
Zeren exists to empower the world’s change makers. We do this by building high-performing teams in the world’s most innovative businesses, to accelerate growth by connecting visionary leaders and ambitious talent.
We are a leading global Executive Search & Recruitment firm with teams and offices in San Francisco, Houston, New York, London, Berlin and Frankfurt.
We partner with both high growth, VC/PE backed businesses and ambitious Corporate brands placing senior leaders, building exceptional teams, or providing critical interim and consulting talent.