|Name||Hays Specialist Recruitment|
|Full Address||Petronas Tower 3, 50880 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia"|
Hays Specialist Recruitment
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Recruitment ConsultantJust observing the other consultants' conversations and listening to their advice to me told me a lot about what companies required. This definitely helped me reshape my perspective on where and how I should start my career path. Full review »Irysad Izmi , Economics & Marketing, Monash University, MalaysiaRatings
Enjoyment Support & Guidance Environment & Location How Rewarding Was It? Average 4How many weeks was it for?10 weeksMonthly payRM 1700What did you do?
I handled data entry, phone calls, data entry, phone calls, and more data entry and more phone calls.
Although this was the bulk of the work, I was also given projects of my own. The most common was when a consultant would ask me to compile a list of contacts for a specific job or field, which required many business development calls. Since they don't have a structured internship programme, my supervisor and the other consultants would delegate me with tasks that they don't have the time to do.
There were no assessments - just a "have you done your job yet" and your answer to that should give you an idea of how efficient you are. For example:
"Yes, I've finished that yesterday"
"Well done, mate!"
Gold star.What did you learn?
I learned an incredible amount about the recruitment industry. I learned different companies' methods of employee recruitment, the requirements that make a candidate appealing for a company, the proper contents of an impressive CV, and the negotiations and employee placements that the Hays consultants perform every month.
Just observing the other consultants' conversations and listening to their advice to me told me a lot about what companies required. This definitely helped me reshape my perspective on where and how I should start my career path.
As for skills gained: due to the massive amount of formally talking to HR departments, Head of Offices and other contacts, my communication skills have definitely improved.Was your supervisor supportive?
There was only one office and it was moderately but comfortably sized. Everyone shared the floor with no personal cubicles, so there was an egalitarian way of corporate culture there. My supervisor sat a few desks across me so it was easy for him to regularly check up on my progress and give me more work when the load was starting to get light.
Other consultants would also regularly give me tasks as well as advice. So if I needed any assistance or they needed me to do something, it would just be a few seconds' walk away.
On a personal note: There were about 15 people in the office (probably more now) and all of them were friendly, encouraging, and comfortable to be around with. It was an office with a very positive and relaxed vibe but with a good serious work ethic. So if environment is an important criteria for you, that box is ticked.What could be improved? What could you have done better?
Personally I would've liked them to have a more structured internship programme, but I understand why they would not have one just yet. The Hays Malaysia branch is still relatively small and is working on expanding themselves before having the time and resources for that.
Also, there were many aspects of a consultant that I, as an intern, was not allowed to do. For instance, I did not participate in interviewing them and handling their contract negotiations with the company. This made my work seem quite standard and not challenging. By the time it was nearing my last week all the work had become routine and nothing new challenged me.
Stick to a shorter internship period. I'd say 6-8 weeks is enough.Advice for future interns?
Anyone who is looking to becoming a consultant or is interested in learning about the recruitment industry should consider a stint here. The skills and knowledge you bring home would be very useful in the future, such as improved communication skills and knowing what different companies look for in an employee.