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Julie Rosen, Senior HR Manager, Greater London.

Julie, a Senior Human Resources (HR) Manager with over 10 years of experience in the HR industry, found her current job through the Tate recruitment process.

How did your HR career begin?

I had a degree, but it wasn’t business-related, so I started in a general administrative role with a well-known clothing brand, eventually moving into the HR department as an HR Officer. I got a good grounding in all aspects of HR and was given quite a lot of extra responsibility early on.

After that, I took an HR Administrator position at a global supply chain company based just outside London. While working there, I gained my CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualification and progressed into an HR Manager role.

Why were you looking for a new job?

I had been with my previous employer for over 5 years, and I felt like I had reached my capacity and needed something new. I wanted to build on my knowledge and use my skills and experience in a different environment.

What type of job were you looking for?

I wanted a more senior HR role in a job that would be a new challenge. Having always worked in larger companies, I was keen to find somewhere smaller where I could use my own initiative and expertise to make a real difference. My idea of the perfect job was one where I could implement my own ideas and methods, with more responsibility in how the HR entity of the business is run.

How did Tate help you find your job?

Through the interview process, Tate were able to draw out my key strengths to help me find suitable jobs. The contact that Tate has with a wide variety of companies meant that they could match me with a company and role that met my goals, and in turn, I could provide the skills and expertise they were looking for.

How do you feel about your new HR role?

This is my dream job! Working in a senior position in an investment company means I have the authority to do things the way I want. The role was new for the business, so I have the freedom to create new HR strategies and implement the many things I have learned in my previous jobs. It is a great company to work for and I have the full support of the senior leadership team. I love that I am now putting all my expertise into my job each day and that it is shaping the HR function within the organisation.

What was your overall experience with Tate?

I felt like I had given Tate quite a challenge with the type of company, work and role I was looking for, but they have managed to tick all the boxes. I was impressed with how good a match they made in placing me in my new job. They were dedicated to helping me and really went the extra mile to find the right opportunity