Career Spotlight, Alice Shrubsole, Recruitment Consultant, Cordell Beaumont

Tell us a bit about your background before you started working in recruitment.

 

I am a Cardiff University graduate who spent my spare time travelling around the world, in places such as Asia, Australia and the US. I funded this by working part-time as a bar waitress and in marketing and events.

 

What sectors and role types do you focus on within Cordell Beaumont?

 

I focus primarily on hiring sales and product management professionals within Maritime software, satellite communications and the data subscription space

 

In which areas of the market are you seeing high levels of hiring activity?

 

 There has been a massive movement towards digitalisation within shipping. A lot of commercial shipping companies are now partnering with more AI and digital shipping focused companies, and there is definitely currently a high demand for Maritime SaaS sales professionals with a blend of Technical shipping experience.

 

What do you enjoy most about recruiting in your sectors?

 

The people. It’s nice to speak to people every day with a clear passion for what they are doing. Whether it be their love for shipping, the digitalisation, or their shared decarbonisation objectives.

 

What’s the one key tip you'd share with people looking to change career in 2021?

 

Just do it. I appreciate times have been uncertain but doesn’t mean you should put your life on hold forever. Companies are now starting to come out of the uncertain dip of COVID-19 and back pushing and hiring. If you are considering a career move, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.