As a student graduating from one of the most prestigious fashion institutes in London, in the midst of the biggest recession the world had ever seen (2008), I found it particularly difficult to break into the fashion industry.
Coming from Pakistan, it was a dream to be in London which is considered one of the epicenters of the fashion industry. But eventually, due to the economic situation, I had to think about changing my career path.
My switch to the field of recruitment within IT turned out to be one of my best decisions. I fell in love with the concept of connecting people with the employers and jobs they were passionate about while consulting with clients on strategic topics. I discovered the “people person” in me and never looked back. An agency is often thought to be all about sales and numbers but I found amazing mentors who instilled the importance of relationships, purpose, consulting, and genuinely caring.
Fast forward eight years, I found myself at an interview for a Talent Acquisition Partner role at Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, with a manager and a company that believed in the same and more!