Insight Into… Lemar Wright! Part-time Adrenaline Junkie, Full-time Recruitment Consultant!
What is your role at Insight and how did you get here?
My role is an EC&I (electrical control and instrumentation) contract consultant. I look after candidates looking to work in a wide range of industries including: nuclear, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and utilities to name a few. I finished my Master’s in aerospace engineering at Sheffield Hallam University and decided to take a couple of months off to unwind. I’ve always enjoyed speaking to people about STEM subjects and convincing them it’s the best route forwards so after talking to some successful people in recruiting, it seemed like the perfect job to combine my skill set.
How do the company values of Insight match up with you personally?
The values I relate to most at Insight are the caring and honesty aspects. Genuinely caring about others around you in the community and wider, whether that be a simple nice gesture towards a random person, or a larger charitable event raising money for those who need it most. Honesty is important to me as it provides integrity and allows for better relationships to be built upon.
What does success mean to you?
Success for me is climbing upwards – I want the hard work I put in to be noticed and rewarded fairly. I also enjoy success in other ways including learning something new and being able to effectively implement it or being able help someone that achieve their goals. Success is being known as an expert in your field, the go to guy for this or that, and that is only achieved by working hard and getting results.
What are your top tips for success?
My top tip for success is to have a focus. By having a goal to aim for, each day can be broken down into smaller steps that help you achieve overall success. When I used to procrastinate around exam time, to maintain focus I would write down to-do lists with increasing difficulty and use the momentum to nail the tasks I didn’t want to do.
What’s the best advice you have for anyone on the job hunt?
My best advice is to try everywhere and everything as you don’t know what opportunities will present themselves. It’s easy to have one job in mind and hunt for that specifically, but the narrowness could close doors elsewhere. I would also suggest reaching out and getting help with your CV; although they can be subjective, a badly written CV speaks much louder than any experience that might be on it.
Give us some Insight Into yourself on a personal level – when you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
When I’m not behind the phone, I’m looking for my next adventure or experience! I enjoy trying new things from driving super cars to flying planes, riding race horses or chasing the next high-speed downhill bike ride – anything that gets the adrenaline pumping! I eventually want to own my own plane and hold my own private pilots license to be able to travel across the world.