My career: Paula Turner, recruitment manager, Future Travel

Paula Turner, recruitment manager, Future TravelWhat was your first job?

I worked as a weddings co-ordinator for a large hotel chain.

What was your first job in travel?

Portland Holidays, selling to the public face to face and on the phone.

How did you climb the career ladder?

Working as part of a team, being very organised and having the will and determination to succeed.

What does it take to be good at your job?

The ability to identify ideal candidates from the high street and call centres who have the key requirements to make successful homeworkers.

What are the big challenges in your job?

Keeping up to date with technology being able to increase our Internet activity to source a wider choice of applicants.

What’s the best part of your job?

The most satisfying part of my job is watching many of our new starters progress into our next top sellers, while being able to work hours around their families – with unlimited potential.

And the worst?

I occasionally drive a long way to find the candidate does not turn up – although this doesn’t happen very often.

If you weren’t working in travel, what would you be doing?

I cannot imagine not working in the travel industry, so I would have to win the lottery so I could holiday all year round.

Paula’s CV

  • 2006: Recruitment manager, Future Travel, Stockport

  • 2003: Sales development manager, Future Travel, Stockport

  • 1991: Thomson call centre, working in various departments including weddings, groups and agent support

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