From working in-house at big brands and start-ups, and spending time with different types of agency, I knew that my next job had to be somewhere different; somewhere that was as much about the place of work as the clients.
I’d spent a year working in a startup, where the highs were so giddy that the lows felt even more painful. It had been fun and I’d learnt a million things, but I knew my next employer had to be different – in both what they did and who they worked with.
I’d spent the summer freelancing at a world-famous big agency, which gave me the opportunity to work with some interesting clients while meeting and interviewing with different recruiters, startups, and agencies. And while I’d liked some, and hated others, nothing had really stood out – until I met with Iain and Aislinn from FieldHouse.
A recruiter had been in touch about FieldHouse and while I was a bit hesitant at first – once bitten, twice shy and all that – from the first moment I met them, I knew there was something different here. I spent my first interview talking about Love Island and my pulled pork recipe, and then they rushed me back in for a second interview the next day where I met Cordelia and Nicky. Again, it was an interview where we laughed more than we formally discussed my CV or my experience.
From then, my heart was set on FieldHouse. Every time I came in, I felt slightly more welcomed. And after my final interview, I was invited to join everyone on their monthly social. And from that night, it felt like I’d always been part of the team.
The details of the night itself are rather hazy – I remember beers, tequila, and a journalist from the Telegraph asking me why I wanted to work at FieldHouse – but I certainly remember the overwhelming feeling of fun that emanated from everyone who works here. Everyone wanted to talk to me, to find out a bit more about me, and I felt the same about my (hopefully) new colleagues.
The next day, when they ‘officially’ offered me the job, I didn’t have to think twice. And now I’m here. I know my client list, I know my desk assignment, and I’m setting up my laptop, so I’m fully-fledged FieldHouse now. Each client is doing things differently, and I already know that this is going to be a great place to work.