Throughout Daniel Harris's three-and-a-half years at Interlink Talent Solutions, he has proven himself to be a dedicated, skilled and high-earning Consultant.
This month, Daniel has received an impressive promotion and is moving up from Principal Legal Recruitment Consultant to Associate Director. Here is what he has to say about his experience, how he achieves his success and what's next.
How are you feeling about this new challenge and what do you hope to bring to the role?
With this new title I aim to aid the further expansion of our London Team. I aim to do this by getting involved in the internal recruitment interview process and help choose new recruits to the team.
Since you joined Interlink in 2019, the company has grown in numbers and has entered new legal markets. What is the most significant change you have noticed here?
Team size and organisation. The Global Team have come leaps and bounds with regards to their structure and overall performance. The London Team has also significantly grown in headcount following the promotion of George Langford to Director. He has definitely been an integral part of the firm's further growth and expansion and overall movement in the right direction.
You have amazing success as a Consultant and manage to place candidates every month at their dream firms. What is a tip you would give to other Consultants who are looking to improve their recruiting numbers?
Stay busy. It’s so easy to lose concentration. There are always roles to fill, even on a Friday afternoon.
What do you personally find to be a challenging part of being a Legal Recruitment Consultant and how do you overcome this in your everyday work?
Candidate is rejection is always difficult to accept, especially when you develop a close professional relationship with that person. That being said, it’s only a small bump in the road. We deal with thousands of firms every month – there’s always another role that the candidate can fill!
An innate part of the job as a Legal Recruitment Consultant is sometimes dealing with disappointment, for example when a candidate declines an offer. How do you get stuck in again and remain motivated when this happens?
Try not to get too invested with personal targets and billings! At the end of the day, the candidate has to be happy. There will be another position for them, you just have to be patient in finding it!
Since you have been at Interlink, you have taken part in socials, trips, office activities and generally improving the quality of recruiting over the years. Do you have a favourite memory of your time at Interlink?
Amsterdam was always a personal favourite. Although it was only for a couple of nights, it felt like two weeks. A lot of laughs and great food!
Interlink is always looking to hire talented Legal Recruitment Consultants, and many who join are new to the role. What advice would you give to a Consultant who is just starting out, based on your years of experience and success?
Ask questions and don’t be afraid to make mistakes – that’s how you learn!
Finally, where do you see your progression at Interlink heading in the future and what do you hope to achieve?
This time next year I see myself (hopefully) as one of the Directors. This will have further work commitments and responsibilities, but I’m certainly up to the challenge!