AN INTERVIEW WITH...
CHRISTINA NICHOLLS, CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
After spending a couple of post-University years in Restaurant Management, Christina joined Plus One in 2015. A graduate in Entertainment Management, Christina initially started her career as a Recruitment Associate but was then promoted into her current role of Client Relationship Manager. She is now responsible for managing key account relationships as well as sourcing new clients.
Q: Tell us about what you do at Plus One Personnel?
CN: I am the Client Relationship Executive at Plus One Personnel. I am responsible for developing the relationships that we build with our clients, as well as bringing new clients on board.
Q: What is the most enjoyable part of your job?
CN: Apart from the amazing group of people that I work with, I spend a lot of my time meeting with our clients, which means that I get to know a lot of talented professionals and see inside a variety of different businesses. I love that I get an insight into how different products and services come to market, It’s almost like a 'behind the scenes'.
Q: What has been your biggest success in the job so far?
CN: I came into the role with no experience in recruitment or in sales. Since then I have learned so much from my colleagues and from Stuart and
Alex. My biggest success really is how much I have learned and developed over the past three-and-a-half years.
Q: If you could give one piece of advice to anyone looking to choose recruitment as a career, what would it be?
CN: Be open to what the industry can teach you and be prepared to work hard! It can be a really rewarding career choice if you are willing to learn and be adaptable.
Q: What do you think makes Plus One Personnel unique from other recruitment agencies?
CN: We are all obsessive about being the best at what we do. There isn’t one person in our team that would cut corners to make a quick fee. We celebrate each other’s successes as much as our own and are focused on hitting our goals as team.
Q: Why do you enjoy working for this company?
CN: We are involved in all the business changes and are a part of most of the decisions that happen. It is a very collaborative environment.
Q: What was your previous employment experience before joining Plus One?
CN: I joined Plus One Personnel after working in hospitality as a Restaurant and Bar Manager and Trainer. I loved the industry and the customer interaction but wanted a job that I could develop into a career.
Q: When you hang up your recruitment boots, what would you like to be remembered for?
CN: I can’t imagine that I will, but I’d like my clients and colleagues alike to remember me for adding value to their business or their work environment.
Q: The UK is the largest consumer of biscuits in the world (random fact!), so if you were a type of biscuit, what would you be?
CN: A Penguin biscuit, because anyone that knows me will tell you that I always come with a terrible joke.
“Did you hear about the hungry clock?”
“He went back four seconds”
If you are looking to hire and you would like to discuss our full range of recruitment services, Christina would be delighted to hear from you. For details of your nearest Plus One Personnel office, please click here to be redirected to our contact page.
"It has been lovely working with Jonty on the two roles that we needed to fill. He provided excellent candidates in a timely manner and was extremely helpful. I look forward to working with him again." - CN Glass Ltd
"This was proving a difficult position to fill, but Inga and Christina came in and went the extra mile to really get to know us as a company and the team. They sat in with some of the staff to get a better idea of the sort of people who would be a good fit. This gave them a different outlook and the first applicant they sent over after that meeting fitted in perfectly and was offered the position.", - John Good Ltd
"Geoff has been fantastic throughout this process. He has given me plenty of support and taken the time to listen to my situation and what exactly I was looking for. He is an asset to your company. Thank you very much" - Maria Abrahart
"Plus One Personnel have always delivered an excellent service, providing a high calibre of candidates at a very reasonable cost of hire. I would use their service again and I would certainly recommend them to any organisation. They have a very friendly team that will always go above and beyond to help in any way. It was a pleasure working with you all" - National Farmers Union
"Jo lined us up interviews in super quick time whilst still of very high standard. Communication is key and the communication we received from Jo was outstanding, always keeping us in the loop and letting us know what was going on. I would have no hesitation in using this service again and recommending to others. BIG thank you Jo for everything!!!" - Tool Connection Ltd