Jake Jessey - Faststream Recruitment
​Jake Jessey, Associate Director at Faststream Recruitment in Southampton, UK shares an insight into his day managing a successful marine and energy recruitment division.

5:00 am: On a working day, I like to wake up early and set my day up for success. My alarm goes off at 5:00 am and I am straight out the door for a morning dog walk and coffee. As soon as I am back, I am onto my mobile phone to start organising my day.

This includes prioritising my actions for the day, scheduling social media posts for LinkedIn, and engaging with my online maritime network.

7:15 am: My commute to work begins. It’s a 45-minute car journey, so I put on a motivational podcast to get my mind going.

8:00 am: I arrive at the office. We have a great flexible working policy, but I like to get in early. It has become part of my routine and it gives me the bonus of missing the traffic.

I make it a priority to be in the office and working before anyone in my team so that I can welcome them and say good morning when they arrive. As a manager, I wouldn’t feel comfortable coming in later when my team are already there, working hard.

A day in the life of a recruitment consultant - Faststream Recruitment

8:15 am: After catching up with some colleagues, I immediately action applications that have come in overnight. I have a rule in my mailbox that organises applications to go into one inbox. It’s great for being efficient with my time and applications are a high priority in recruitment.

9:00 am: All my team are in, so it's time to go through their plans of action for the day. We do this in an informal setting at their desks to understand their priorities for the day. I also see if anyone has any individual concerns or anything that I can help them with.

10:00 am: Time for the marine and energy team meeting in the board room to discuss key objectives for the week, share updates on the clients we are working with, and the roles we are recruiting for.

10:30 am: Back to the desk because it's time to start speaking with candidates in my network, who I know will be great for the many energy roles that I am recruiting for. I have an extensive but niche network that I have built up over the years and therefore I always have a group of energy and marine professionals that I will discuss opportunities with.

1:00 pm: Wow, is that the time? The mornings always go so quickly. I best take a break for lunch.

I usually bring a healthy lunch from home but today I want to stretch my legs and take a walk into town with some of the team. We have a sociable company culture at Faststream, so there is always someone to take a lunch break with. We even have a Faststream running club, which some of my team are part of.

A day in the life of a recruitment consultant - Faststream Recruitment

2:00 pm: After a delicious lunch with the team, it is time to run a training session with some of the recruitment consultants. Each consultant has a list of clients they want to connect with, so today it is time to understand how they are progressing with their clients and forward pipeline.

3:00 pm: I have some client and candidate calls to make myself; that is my objective for the next couple of hours. No day is the same but dedicating time in my diary for these calls is crucial to success.

4:00 pm: One of my long-standing clients has a new urgent requirement for a Marine Operator. After taking a detailed job order, it’s time to start engaging with candidates for this role.

5:00 pm: After a productive day in recruitment, it's time to head home to see the family but before I do that, I always ensure that I am organised and have a clean desk for another productive day tomorrow.

If you're interested in a career with Faststream, please get in touch by filling out the form below.

Latest Insights

View All Insights
Cruise Recruitment From Faststream Recruitment
Results from the Cruise Employment Survey revealed

Results from the Cruise Employment Survey revealed​The events of the last two years have had a substantial impact on the people working and leading in the cruise sector. With limited coverage of th...

Martin Bennell announced as Moderator at Seatrade Cruise Global - Faststream Recruitment
Martin Bennell announced as Moderator at Seatrade Cruise Global

Martin Bennell announced as Moderator at Seatrade Cruise Global​We are delighted to announce that Martin Bennell, Managing Director of Faststream Recruitment Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americ...

Website Banner   The Superyacht Survey 2022
The Superyacht Survey 2022

The Superyacht Survey 2022​Faststream Recruitment and Yotspot have collaborated for the sixth consecutive year to create a unique Superyacht survey to expose and highlight key trends about topics s...

10 signs you are ready for a new maritime job in 2022
10 signs you are ready for a new maritime job in 2022

10 signs you are ready for a new maritime job in 2022​Have you been thinking about a new job but are unsure whether to take the plunge? The New Year is the perfect time for a fresh start and securi...

Hiring Plans 2022 Insight
Two trends that will impact your hiring plans in 2022

Two trends that will impact your hiring plans in 2022​As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to highlight a couple of key market trends in shipping and maritime, that without a doubt will imp...

How to manage counter offers - Faststream Recruitment
How to manage counter offers

How to manage counter offersAfter putting in the hard work throughout the interview stage there is no better feeling than when you finally get offered the role. You’ll probably want to celebrate y...

What do your social media profiles tell employers about you? Faststream Recruitment
What do your social media profiles tell employers about you?

What do your social media profiles tell employers about you? Your social media profile may be just as important as your CV if you are looking for a new job or changing careers. According to our res...

Naval Architecture Employment Review 2021
Naval Architecture Employment Review 2021

Naval Architecture Employment Review 2021​Faststream Recruitment conducted an extensive, global survey and connected with thousands of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers to gain a unique insight...

Inside the life of a Technical Superintendent - an interview with Martin O'Sullivan of Northern Marine Management
Inside the life of a Technical Superintendent

An interview with Martin O’Sullivan of Northern Marine Management. Gain an insight into the life of a Technical Superintendent.At Faststream Recruitment, we love to speak with Shipping and Maritime...

Senior Maritime Executive Report - Faststream Recruitment
Senior Maritime Executive Report

Senior Maritime Executive Report ​It has not been “business as usual” in the maritime sector, and it is fair to say that none of us has been through a period like this before. The people needed to ...

Superyacht Captain Report - Faststream Recruitment
The Superyacht Captain Report 2021

The Superyacht Captain Report 2021Yachting is one of the most dynamic and fast-changing sectors of maritime and, the demands placed upon Superyacht Captains have never been greater. Superyachts con...

10 Maritime Recruitment Trends for 2020
Maritime Recruitment Trends for 2021

Maritime Recruitment Trends for 20212020 has been one of the most challenging times that the maritime industry has had to face. The aftermath of this will create change in how businesses and people...