Deciding on a career path can be difficult at the best of times, with so many opportunities on the table, being sure which direction to take can often be stressful and not always clear.
Combinations of sector, industry and job role are almost endless, so once you've made your choice, how do you know it is the right one, how do you understand what a role truly entails and how do you map your progress to journey's end.
The 'how to become...' series explores a number of successful journey's and provide insights to aid your career decision-making. To do this we have interviewed successful business leaders, employees and employers to find out how they got to where they are today, giving insight into a range of different job roles, offering first-hand advice on how to improve your potential and employability.
Lissa Khan - Recruitment Consultant to Recruitment Manager
How did you decide that this career was for you?
I really enjoy interacting with people at all levels of business and achieving a successful outcome for clients and candidates alike.
What is the best thing about your role?
I work for a great brand and I am able to work with a diverse audience, both internally and externally.
During your development, what skills would you say are essential for your role?
Communication is key, as well as an understanding of drivers for hiring managers and candidates - this is very important.
What advice would you give to someone looking to develop these skills?
I would advise on working outside of your comfort zone, pushing boundaries and learn as much as you can.
How have you overcome these challenges?
I haven't overcome as such, I have adapted my approach to manage my workload, and also manage and meet expectations.
Give one piece of advice for a potential candidate joining your business?
Work hard, prepare to be challenged, network with peers, and embrace new ways of working.