Getting to know you…
Amanda Lock, Divisional Manager of Welfare to Work & Employability at Taylor Herrick Recruitment
What made you want to work for Taylor Herrick Recruitment?
I was looking for a new challenge combining the satisfaction to help others meet their career aspirations.
How do you feel you can positively impact on others careers?
Guiding and offering advice and support at a time of change within people’s career paths.
Throughout your life, who has been your inspiration?
My Mum because she has overcome difficulties and has worked hard to have a happy and successful life and career.
Can you recommend a good book to take on holiday this year?
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble – an easy reading coming of age story.
What’s your favourite time of the day?
The evenings because that’s when my best ideas come to me when I reflect on the day
What three goals do you endeavour to accomplish this year?
1. Continue to build networks within the arena of welfare to work & employability so that THR is recognised as an outstanding recruitment consultancy.
2. To spend more time reading.
3. Getting to the church on time on Saturday, 29 September (for my wedding day)
Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
What’s your favourite food?
A roast Sunday dinner
What do you like most as well as least about your job?
• Most; the results from supporting people with their career moves and helping them back into work.
• Least; being let down by uncommitted candidates
What is the most played song on your Ipod?
Florence & The Machine’s album, Ceremonials.
Do you have a favourite quote?
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – Albert Einstein
What event are you most looking forward to in the remaining 2012?
I get married on Saturday, 29 September and am then flying to The Maldives for my honeymoon.
If you can choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
My Mum because she has helps me to see things clearly
When you have a bad day at work, it is usually because…
I’m not getting the results I want.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Grow my own vegetables
In your own opinion, what is your worst characteristic?
I worry too much
When you have a few hours of free-time, how do you pass the time?
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Oh My God!
Where do you want to be in five years from now?
Happily married with job security
Complete this sentence:
Happiness is… a new handbag!