Using your Entrepreneurial Spirit - Ines Figueira

Why did you choose recruitment as a career?

Recruitment became my career of choice due to my innate attraction to the international environment it offers, along with the dynamic nature that keeps me engaged and motivated. Staying in touch with premier companies on the island gives me valuable insights and networking opportunities.

As a recruiter, I have grown in confidence through constant communication and relationship-building with candidates and clients. This profession rewards me with financial independence, allowing me to pursue both personal and professional aspirations. Overall, recruitment satisfies my passion for connecting talented individuals with excellent opportunities, making it an incredibly fulfilling and enjoyable career path.


How did you end up working at Archer IT Recruitment?

My journey to working at Archer IT is a funny and delightful story. I meticulously researched the best agencies on the island, seeking those with impeccable reputations. Among all the options, Archer stood out, capturing my attention with its exceptional values and work culture. Something inside me urged me to take a chance, so I submitted my application to Archer IT and no other company. Deep down, I felt an instant connection, envisioning myself thriving in such an environment. It was a leap of faith that paid off – I was ecstatic to receive an offer from Archer IT, and now I find myself happily working here.


What do you find the most rewarding and challenging things about working in recruitment?

The most rewarding aspect of recruitment is the sense of fulfillment that comes from connecting talented individuals with great opportunities, knowing you have positively impacted their lives. Additionally, the potential for good financial rewards provides a sense of stability and independence. The field’s dynamic nature offers continuous opportunities for professional and personal growth. Balancing the demands of clients and candidates can be challenging, but the satisfaction of making successful matches makes it all worthwhile.


What do you think makes Archer IT Recruitment different from other recruitment agencies?

Archer stands out among other agencies as a high-performing company dedicated to unlocking your full potential and empowering you to become better and stronger. They foster an environment that nurtures personal and professional growth. What sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to a set of guiding principles and values. By adhering to these principles, you become one of the best recruiters in the industry – disciplined, high-performing, and a good biller, while maintaining a reputation as a skilled and respected professional. Archer’s unique approach creates a supportive and ambitious culture, driving its team members to achieve exceptional results and reach new heights in their careers.


What skills have you developed through your journey with Archer IT Recruitment? 

During my time at Archer, I have honed essential skills such as tolerance and patience, allowing me to handle diverse situations and build strong relationships with clients and candidates. The company’s culture emphasizes discipline and accountability, helping me to take ownership of my work and deliver exceptional results consistently. Moreover, Archer’s focus on continuous improvement has instilled in me the mindset of constant learning, stepping out of my comfort zone fearlessly to grow both professionally and personally.


What does the future hold for you in Archer IT Recruitment?

In the future with Archer, I envision myself continuing to thrive in my career and embracing continuous growth. Being part of a great and strong team will remain a top priority, as we collectively work towards achieving new heights of success. I am determined to keep pushing the boundaries, opening new possibilities, and surpassing our goals. Aligning with Archer’s principles, we are committed to delivering exceptional results and contributing to the company’s success.


How do you find the work-life balance at Archer IT Recruitment?

Balancing life while starting in recruitment can be challenging, particularly without prior experience. However, it gets easier with time, thanks to dedication and discipline. Learning pays off, and time management is crucial. Planning your workday effectively allows for relaxation after work, knowing you gave your best. This restful time ensures a fresh start the next day, feeling energized. Over time, finding an equilibrium between personal and professional life becomes more attainable, allowing you to flourish in the dynamic realm of recruitment.


What do you do with your time outside of recruitment?

To unwind and relax, I have a variety of activities that bring me joy. Whether it’s enjoying a drink with friends, basking in the summer vibes at the beach, listening to music, watching movies at the cinema, or immersing myself in a good book, each experience provides a sense of contentment. Sometimes, I opt for a quiet evening with a captivating series, allowing my mind to recharge. Ultimately, any activity that brings happiness becomes a perfect way to find relaxation and rejuvenation.

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