Celebrating Success – 10 minutes with Alex
After Alex’s success of winning September’s employee of the month award, we decided to sit down and ask him some questions about his time at ISL so far. Alex joined ISL in January this year, and has since gone on to become a key member of the team. Scroll down to read his story…
Tell us about your time at ISL so far…
My time so far has been fantastic, ISL is a great place to work and I’ve met some amazing people along the way. I work in the IT team focusing on the .NET market in London which I really enjoy.
Name one thing guaranteed to make you laugh in the office…
Two words: Tim Sampson.
What keeps you motivated at work?
The earning potential. The biggest motivator for me is definitely the amount of money I can earn at ISL. I love going on nice holidays and in 2019 I’m planning to start saving for a house, so those goals always keep me motivated to work hard.
What’s been your biggest highlight at ISL so far?
Winning employee of the month is definitely up there at the top, but other team incentives I’ve been on like the cheese and wine tasting have been other highlights; I’ve definitely had a lot of fun times here.
How does it feel to win employee of the month?
It feels great. I was up against two really strong contenders who both had great months, so I was really happy and a little bit surprised to be the winner. I got my head down and worked really hard last month, hit my targets and the rest all fell into place.
What’s your top tip for someone starting at ISL?
I’d definitely say be coachable. Be sure to listen to everything your manager or team leader says because they’ve been there and done it before, and they’re the best form of support you can get. Be like a sponge and soak it all up.
What has been the most important thing you’ve learnt so far?
The most important thing I’ve learnt from being at ISL is that you should take support and advice from your team and not try to do everything yourself- my team have been a massive part of my success at ISL.
If you weren’t in recruitment, what would you be doing?
I’d either like to be in marketing, or be a primary or secondary school teacher. I have an interest in marketing as I studied it at university, and becoming a teacher was a role I always considered.
Describe ISL in 3 words…
Collaborative, fun and rewarding.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Hopefully at some point I’ll be able to take on a leadership position at ISL. I’d really like to build a team around myself and lead them to success.