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My work experience with Network Marketing - Louis Hirst

My name is Louis Hirst and I go to Tadcaster Grammar School. I enjoy playing many different sports like rugby, snowboarding, biking and many more. I chose to do work experience at Network Marketing because I knew it would be a really good experience for me working in an office and learning new skills and techniques that I wouldn’t already know.

Why am I here?

I came to do work experience at Network Marketing because I wanted to learn more about what my mum and dad do on a day to day basis and learn some of the skills I will need when I finish school and want to start earning some proper money.

What did I achieve?

I have learned many skills that will help me when I finish school and look for a job or start my own business. I have learned how to answer the phone properly and how to use various websites to search for people for the different jobs. I mainly used one website called Bond, which is really easy and simple to use for finding the right people for the jobs.

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What have I done?

Monday I had in introduction from Laura about what I would be doing throughout the week. I then did phone training, learning how to use the phones in the Leeds office and how to transfer calls to my colleagues. After the training I went on to answering the phones and started off nervous and a bit wobbly, but rapidly progressed through the week. I created my own LinkedIn account, a really good website and app you can have on your phone that makes finding people easy. Finally I started looking at Bond and familiarising myself with it before I used it for searches.

Tuesday I answered the phones in the morning and then went on to shadowing Livvy where she taught me how to search on Bond. After that I then went onto business development with Laura and started some easy beginner searches. After doing the beginner searches I did candidate sourcing which are more advanced searches for getting the right people for the job.

Wednesday I got the train from Garforth down to the Manchester office, where I received a very warm welcome from the team - I really enjoyed my day. Jonathan Robinson showed me around the Manchester office and told me where everything was. I carried on with my candidate sourcing from Tuesday in the morning and then shadowed Charly when she was making some important phone calls for potential jobs. In the afternoon David and I went to a candidate meeting where I took notes and answered questions the candidate and David asked me. After the candidate meeting I sent around meeting notes. I thoroughly enjoyed the Manchester office, and the people who work there were really welcoming and helpful.

Thursday I finished off my candidate sourcing throughout the day and was answering the phones throughout.

Friday morning I went into a fee meeting with all the consultants, speaking about placements and opportunities. It was a good experience as if I ever work for a job like this one I will know what fees are and how to make them. I then did some sourcing for Laura and Becki until lunch.

Have I enjoyed my work experience at Network Marketing?

Yes I have thoroughly enjoyed my work experience at Network Marketing. I have learned so many useful skills that I will be able to use when I finish my education and want to start working or if I want to start my own business. I have also enjoyed working with each and everyone at Network Marketing as they have given me warm welcomes from the minute I stepped into the offices and were eager to help whenever I needed it. Overall my experience at Network Marketing was really interesting and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to learn new skills for starting up your own business or even if you want to apply for a job.


Lynne is our marketing manager and has worked in communications for more than 10 years. A proud Dub, (*Dublin, Ireland*), she has lived in the UK for over 6 years with most of this time spent living in sunny Brighton. New to Leeds, she is learning the Yorkshire way, although it is not diluting her accent at all. She talks about all things Network Marketing and The Book Recruitment, a lot, and via many channels!