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Secrets of Success: Rafaela Fakhre [Episode 2]

Two promotions in under two years and proof that quick progression really is possible in recruitment

Secrets of Successis a series for recruiters, by recruiters. I’ll be chatting to some of the best talent #TeamEames has to offer and giving you a glimpse into the highs and lows of their recruitment careers, and their secret to success in this industry.

For our second episode in the series, I am joined by Rafaela Fakhre, a senior consultant in our London office who specialises in the actuarial market.

Rafaela is set to finish this year in the global top ten, less than 2 years into her recruitment career. She has earned herself a place on our coveted Saffron Clubtrip in her first year in recruitment and countless other incentives.

Joining our Actuarial team in 2018 as a new face to the recruitment sector, Rafaela is a prime example of where drive and a passion for learning can take you. Earning two promotionsin her career with Eames, Rafaela is now a senior consultant in one of Eames’ most successful teams.

For those who know Rafaela, you’d find it hard it to believe that just two years ago, she had never even heard the word “actuarial”, let alone understood the intricacies of this specialism, as there is no doubt, she has immersed herself into this market and carved out a niche for herself. In this episode of Secrets of Success, Rafaela highlights the opportunities available in recruitment if you truly specialise and commit to learning as much as you can.

This is an inspiring 20-minute watch for anyone new to recruitment, who is curious about the career path available in this industry – and if the “quick progression” everyone is promised is really viable. Or for those working in a niche specialism like Rafaela, you’ll want to hear her secrets for success and what keeps her in recruitment.

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