Q&A with New Starter, Louis Johnson

This week's Q&A is with Louis. One of our new starters here at thryve, who we onboarded during the crisis. Read on to find out what it's like to work from home for the very first time and what Louis has been up to during lockdown. 


Have you always worked in Recruitment or is this your first time?


"Ive been working in recruitment for just over  year now, But this is my first time focusing on the German Market!."


How are you finding working life at the moment? 


"I am actually really enjoying the WFH lifestyle! I’ve always been a bit of an advocate for it, but I love the ability to just get In the zone! That being said, there’s no better feeling than the buzz of the office!"



What are your thoughts on coming back into the office?


"I am really excited! I love the energy that comes with working in a sales job, and it can be quite hard to reproduce that feeling when working at home. I’m also really looking forward to meeting everyone in person… even if it is from a 2m distance, its better than from behind a screen!"



How have you found training so far?


"Training has been realy good. Its been well thought out, well implemented and I don’t really think there is anything I would change. We are given enough time to implement what we have learnt, and I really think that is key! John’s a great mentor, he really knows his stuff!"



How have you spent your days off during lockdown?


"I haven’t changed much in all honesty! I enjoy the simple things like cooking and playing PlayStation with my friends! I am still undefeated on FIFA, long may it continue! Other than that, I think the highlight of my days off has been learning to throw an American football properly!."



What 3 things will you take from this experience?


"One, how important it is to try and stick to a healthy diet! I am beginning to suffer from the dreaded “recruitment belly”. Two, As long as you keep yourself motivated and avoid unnecessary distractions, WFH can be super productive! And Lastly, I feel as though finding a new job and starting in such a strange time may seem daunting, But with the right support and structure, It might even be easier!."



What are you finding most difficult at the moment?


"I am really struggling to switch off after work, I am still very much in work mode well past 9 oclock"



What advice would you give to anyone who was to be onboarded remotely?


“I would say that you need to trust the process! And Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even if you do need to call your new colleagues, they will absolutely do all they can to help you!”


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