What does the day in the life of a highly successful recruitment consultant in Singapore look like?

Jasmine Poh - Faststream Recruitment

We caught up with Jasmine Poh, Senior Recruitment Consultant in Commercial Shipping, at Faststream Recruitment to get an insight into her busy day in recruitment.

8 am: My day begins with taking my son to school. The traffic in Singapore is hectic, so I usually reach the office between 8:30 and 9 am. On Mondays and Fridays, I like to get a coffee before I start work. It helps me feel energised and rewarded for the week.

8:30 am: After arriving at the office, I check the sticky note where I wrote my priorities for the day. I highlight the top three tasks that I need to do. They might include sending out CVs, making calls, or contacting a candidate. However, the first thing I usually do is to look through my emails and check my calendar for any appointments or meetings that I have to plan and prepare for.

9:30 am: In the morning I like to access our database and look at the dashboard. It shows me what I need to focus on that day. Different columns indicate who is in the interviewing stage and who is not. I use this information to decide how to make my day more productive.

Accessing database - Faststream Recruitment

10:30 am: At this time, more people in Singapore are active, especially HR Managers. I start calling them and following up with them. Sometimes, I have to work with candidates and clients from different regions and time zones, so I have to adjust to that.

11:30 am: I take an early lunch to avoid the lunch crowd so I can also phone candidates who can talk on their lunch break which is more convenient for them. On Fridays, I like to eat out, but on other days, I eat in our pantry. It’s comfortable and I can watch Netflix and relax. It’s good to have some time to enjoy my lunch and calm down after talking to people all day. Sometimes, I go to the gym nearby. We have a wellness benefit at Faststream Recruitment.

Netflix - Faststream Recruitment

12:30 pm: I will contact those who are available during lunch breaks and those key candidates who prefer to talk during the lunch hour peak time.

2 pm: My daily tasks vary depending on the day. I use this time to check CVs, do business development, or search for more opportunities.

3 pm: I try to arrange meetings with clients or candidates at 3 pm. Sometimes, we have video calls with them to catch up or prepare for interviews.

4 pm: I will plan for tomorrow and see what the processes are. I will also decide what to focus on first. As we have a global presence, sometimes we use this time to touch base with clients and/or colleagues for any global updates and collaboration. Then, I will do some more business development and make my sticky note to-do list.

To do list - FaststreamRecruitment

5:30 pm: After work, I pick up my son and have dinner. Sometimes, I will meet up with my colleagues for food and drinks, especially on Fridays.

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