In the latest of RCSA and LinkedIn’s The New Face of Recruitment: Female Leaders Paving the Way series, Lezly Dlimi, Regional Director (WA/SA/NT) with Building Careers, talks to LinkedIn's Hannah Kissel and Clara McCarthy about what being a female leader in recruitment means, the importance of cultivating the right company culture and why it’s so important to simply thank your team for their work.
Q. Before starting in recruitment nine years ago, you worked in real estate. What skills did you find were transferable between the two and were they what you most needed to be successful in recruitment?
A. Starting in recruitment changed the trajectory of my life because I found a career that I excelled in and has led me to be able to fulfil my passion, where I can now help build teams and develop people in my organisation. I think the skillset you need is really about doing the cold calls and picking up the phone and getting things moving but that isn’t the true skills of a recruiter; I actually think problem-solving is our biggest skillset. The ability to be able to solve our clients’ problems and the ability to be able to look at a situation and go “this is how we are going to fix this problem”, whethe