Insight into… Stacey Gannon, the big sister you never had.
What is your role at Insight and how did you get here?
At Insight I recruit for Mechanical Design Engineers on a permanent basis. Prior to Insight, I was an Assistant Manager at Enterprise Rent a Car, I’d been there for 5 ½ years. I decided to leave Enterprise because not only was I not progressing, I just didn’t enjoy it anymore and not even progression would have changed that. So, I decided to up sticks and try something new, although perhaps you could say that I’ve gone from renting cars to renting people? In fact, scrap that, you couldn’t say that at all because when you’re placing people in permanent roles you’re speaking to people who already have a career and what you’re offering is a change – a vision; a future; a commitment, there’s so many factors to consider other than the Ford or the Seat.
How do the company values of Insight match up with you personally?
The value “caring” resonates best. For me being caring is about being kind and giving back to others by helping when I can. I am currently part of a charity organisation called Girls Out Loud where I mentor a young girl – my ‘Little Sister’ – through school years 8-9. I attend monthly meetings with my little sister to discuss goals, struggles, aspirations, or anything she may want to discuss. Our goal is for her to become more confident, outgoing, driven, determined and willing to step out of her comfort zone. I also attend quarterly coaching session to help me to support my Little Sister the best I can. Hopefully from our time together my Little Sister can begin to see herself as a leader and someone who people should look up too.
What does success mean to you?
Success to me from a recruitment perspective is people knowing my name and having people referring me to their friends and colleagues. Personally, it’s about making money, I love spending money on my hobbies, and the more money I make the more hobbies I can have. Success also means enjoyment and satisfaction. I want to feel satisfied with every day and for the times where I haven’t had the most successful day I want to look forward to thinking tomorrow will be the day.
What are your top tips for success?
Be resilient, be driven, be determined! Know your goals and know what you want, then to learn the steps you need to take to get there. Additionally, take each day as it comes. Celebrate your successes and learn from your failures.
What’s the best advice you have for anyone on the job hunt?
Use recruitment companies. I came from a recruitment company and it was honestly the most stress-free way of finding a job. I reached out to a recruitment company, booked a week off work, and spent the whole week interviewing. At the end of that week I had two job offers! There’s always a bit of huff about recruiters and that they’re just eager sales people, but not once during my personal experience did I feel like that. I met with my recruiter in person, so they could understand my needs and find me suitable companies to interview with. They guided me through the whole process and they were visibly happy for me and my success.
Tell us about yourself on a personal level – when you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Well…. Let me run you through my week (after work) Monday – Zumba then Scuba Diving, Tuesday – Zumba, Wednesday – I go to the farm to look after my horse, Thursday – rest day, or if I’m feeling up to it Yoga, Friday – back to the farm. Oh, and I’ve just learned how to snowboard! And, I’m also trying to write a book. What can I say, I work to live and I want live well.