Lee Bowles

Principal Consultant - Sweden

Please provide a brief background about yourself

I am 24 years old and have spent the past 6 years working in the city whilst playing golf most weekends. I love holidays, seeing new places, and spending time with family.

How would you describe your day-to-day role at Claremont?

My day-to-day role is focused on bringing in new business/clients in Sweden across data and development and connecting the best candidates on the market with the live job requirements I have. I also work with candidates to understand their motivations/what they are looking for and introducing their profiles to companies that fit their expectations to bring on more business. Another part of my role is focused on the client and consulting them on processes, the current market and giving them insights into their top competitors.

What led you to choose a career in this field?

Because this career is very rewarding, challenging, progressive, and can help you to build the life you want!

What convinced you to apply to Claremont?

I knew someone that worked here, and they couldn’t express how good the culture and the “family” environment was, so I just knew I had to apply!

What’s the most exciting part of your role?

The most exciting part of the role is doing deals, there is no better feeling!

What’s the most challenging part of your role?

The most challenging part of the role would be the candidates, they are very unpredictable especially when the market is super competitive!

How is working at Claremont different from previous roles you’ve had?

Compared to my last role in recruitment, Claremont are very supportive, have a great culture, and they really do want the best for everyone. The “family” environment really is something they promote.

What is your greatest accomplishment since joining Claremont?

Starting Claremont as a Delivery Consultant on the Major Accounts team and progressing through the ranks to now building my own desk and moving into a leadership position within the Sweden team.

What hobbies do you have outside of work?

Golf, running, holidays, pub!

If you could describe your day in three words, what would they be?

Challenging, exciting, rewarding

What’s the best piece of advice you would offer to candidates?

My best piece of advice would be to always keep your options open. Never say no to a first interview as you never know, it could change your thoughts on the company and miss out on a potential dream job!