Who are you and what do you do in your alternation?
My name is Océane, I am 24 years old, soon 25! I am a recruitment officer for the company Courtepaille and I am in MRH2 on the Evry campus, Ms that I hope to obtain at the end of the year. In my host company, I manage the recruitment for the operations: I am in charge of recruiting managerial positions (assistant managers, assistant managers and restaurant directors).
What are your daily activities?
At the moment, the activity is very reduced for me: I am in partial unemployment on Mondays and Wednesdays. Otherwise, my typical day in telecommuting is the following: I clock in, I exchange with my colleagues, I check my mailbox to keep me informed of the news and then I take stock of the things done and to do with my colleague. Then, my day is focused on conducting telephone interviews, the first step in the recruitment process. Each call lasts between 10 and 15 minutes. In a single day, I can make up to 10-15 calls and sometimes I do days with 8 favorable candidates, which leads to follow-up work.
Tell us about your journey!
I am originally from the Centre region, I did my first 2 years of work experience in BTS MUC (Management of Commercial Units) in Bourges. Then I wanted to change region and move to HR. I wanted to do a bachelor’s degree but I couldn’t find a work-study program so I spent a year working as a high school counselor. It was enriching, especially for the human relations. Then while looking for a new school, I discovered Ascencia Business School! I was accepted and I am now studying at Ascencia. The teams helped me a lot, especially Mr. Koumako, in my search for a work-study program and I thank them all very much.
What do you like best about Ascencia ?
If I had to highlight something, I would say the great diversity of the framing units. There are not only HR subjects, we also develop very interesting transversal skills and I really like that! There is also the international aspect that the school offers which I find really interesting! Unfortunately I couldn’t take advantage of it because my finances didn’t allow it, but it’s really a great opportunity that I would have liked to accomplish (an international exchange program or even the Learning Expedition in Bangalore). Finally, the teams who are very involved in helping us.
What would be your dream job?
I don’t know if you can call it a dream job but I would like to open a business in the future. I would like a job where I could grow professionally, humanly and where I could bring something to my team members. For the moment, I am still in the discovery stage in terms of the sector of activity. Today, I am very interested in everything related to school relations, both the corporate dimension and the relationship with students in their professional careers. Otherwise, aeronautics and the hotel and restaurant industry are also sectors that appeal to me a lot at the moment… I’m still quite open about this.
What are your passions in life?
I love spending time with my family and friends, it is very important to me! I got into sports, it was something that allowed me to escape. I am a sportswoman, I do karate, so sport is something important but unfortunately I had stopped a few years ago. I also like going out, going to restaurants, having a drink on the terrace, walking and traveling! I can’t wait until we can travel again! I love discovering new cultures, new countries… I went to Indonesia, Venezuela, the Canary Islands, Tunisia, Spain and Greece! Bali was exceptional: the people are very nice, the culture is totally different and the landscapes are beautiful.
Any positive thoughts on the current situation at COVID-19?
COVID showed me that it was important to stay motivated. Without motivation, social exclusion is very difficult to manage. I lacked motivation at the beginning of the year, I listened to the lectures without really retaining them, I couldn’t start my thesis. I could no longer make sense of what I was doing. Then I told myself that this was the home stretch, that I should take COVID as one more experience. So I refocused and tried to look at it in a more “positive” way. The sport I was doing outside, I moved it inside. I’ve been trying not to dawdle in front of the TV so I can get on with my future projects… Not giving in to demotivation is the hardest part. I am a substitute delegate for the class, which affects us all: I try to convey energy to my classmates and to support them as I can.
A big thank you for this interview! Any last words to add?
It’s more difficult than when you ask me a specific question! I would say, “Believe in yourself!”, you must always believe in yourself, despite the fact that people around you will say that you will not reach your goal. The main thing is to believe in ourselves and always do what we really want to do!