In this episode I chat with Lucy about her journey with Mental Health. Lucy is an amazing human who talks openly about her experience with Depression following the birth of her first son. Lucy is the owner of The Little HR Department https://www.thelittlehrdepartment.com/ This episode is unscripted and unedited.
Episode 40 with Lucy Williams about portfolio careers and soft skills
The People Podcast
Good morning and welcome back to another episode of the #ChatTalentPeoplePodcast! After a few mishaps, including a power cut, we finally managed to welcome Lucy Williams, the new Head of Talent Acquisition for Sennder. Lucy is an incredible breath of fresh air in our industry and has a real passion for delivering value from a TA perspective. After accidentally landing a job in international recruitment, Lucy found herself living in Dubai for just over twelve years. But now she is back in the UK and very interestingly helping out at a hospitality startup, We All Need A Holiday. We, of course, talked about a number of things, around international recruitment, Brexit and the benefits of portfolio careers. Even though, Lucy didn’t even know she had one. What at first was only supposed to be a break from job hunting and personal development courses, Lucy’s role with We All Need A Holiday has developed into a full-time position. “IT’S BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE. I GOT TO TAP INTO SKILLS THAT I DON’T THINK I WOULD HAVE FROM ‘MY NORMAL DAY JOB’.” Lucy’s abilities to use her transferable skills from the world of TA is something that unfortunately a lot of HR and TA people are finding themselves currently trying to do. So I asked Lucy how she did it and what her best piece of advice is: “THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO TAKE A STEP BACK. THINK ABOUT WHAT IT IS THAT YOU REALLY ENJOY ABOUT BEING A RECRUITER. WHAT ARE YOU REALLY GOOD AT? MY BEST ADVICE FOR ANYBODY IS YOU NEED TO BE RESILIENT, QUITE PERSISTENT AND VERY PASSIONATE. AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO BE FLEXIBLE. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S AROUND THE CORNER.” I thoroughly enjoyed recording this episode with Lucy. Exploring the world of start-ups and finding out more about We All Need A Holiday. Is there maybe a ChatTalent + We All Need A Holiday crossover in the future? I’m sure we’ll soon find out. Enjoy! DON’T HAVE TIME TO LISTEN TO THE WHOLE EPISODE? HERE’S AN EASY BREAKDOWN [1.47] Who is Lucy Williams [4.35] Is there a difference between working for an agency and working in-house? [6.44] What do we mean when we say international recruitment and what are the greatest challenges you faced? [8.38] Do you see Covid changing the face of international recruitment? What with WFH and WFA becoming part of the norm? [9.59] Do you think companies fully understand the benefits of opening up to a more international talent pool? [11.58] Jumping back to you helping out at We All Need A Holiday, the start-up travel company. Tell us a little bit about it. [13.38] Portfolio careers are something that a lot of people are looking at. Do you advise that kind of career style to others? [14.39] As you enter the second stage of your TA career, what are the biggest skills you think you’ll bring from We All Need A Holiday? [17.33] Unfortunately, there are a lot of TA and HR people who are finding themselves without work, what would you say to them? From your experience of jumping headfirst into the start-up world?? [19.27] What is a natural step for anybody working in TA or HR? What sort of roles will our background suit best? [21.37] You clearly have a real knack for helping others find their true calling. Have you ever thought of career consulting yourself? [23.02] Where do you see yourself next? What does your next role look like?
Style icon Lucy Williams is one of the UK’s most successful bloggers, with over 429,000 followers on Instagram. Starting her career as a fashion journalist for magazines like Stylist, In Style and Sheerluxe, her own blog Fashionmenow quickly amassed a huge following and became her full time job. On her blog, she documents her incredible travels, and some really useful guides. Lucy is now the face of many brands and a wildly successful jewellery designer with Missoma London. She’s visited some of the most beautiful places and hotels in the world, so if you’re after some travel inspo, this is the episode for you. Destination recap:Abersoch, Wales The Fife Arms, Braemar, ScotlandZanzibar, Tanzania UgandaThe east of South AfricaSasaab, Samburu, KenyaLos Angeles, California, USAIbizaGreek IslandsBeltane Ranch, Sonoma, California Anopura, Jaipur, India Golborne Road, LondonLisboa Pattiserie, London Golborne Deli, LondonPentolina, Brook Green, London Tokyo and Kyoto, JapanThe PhilippinesWestern Cape of South Africa and NamibiaNorth Island, Seychelles Visit Lucy’s blog, Fashionmenow for her travel guides and more, and follow her on Instagram, @LucyWilliams02Thank you so much for listening. If you haven’t yet left a 5 star rating, why not do so now! Your support is so greatly appreciated and most importantly, helps others to discover the podcast. Come and find me on Instagram, I’m @hollyrubenstein and to find out more about the podcast, visit TheTravelDiariesPodcast.com This episode was produced by Holly RubensteinSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
S2 Ep 6: LUCY WILLIAMS - Blogger, Writer & Brand Consultant
At Home With...
Girl Crush alert! We don’t even want to admit to how many hours we’ve lost looking through Lucy Williams Instagram…. She is the definition of ‘effortlessly cool’. Obsessed with magazines whilst as University, Lucy worked on several titles before realizing she wanted the creative freedom of her own blog and so eight years ago ‘Fashion Me Now’ was born. Often travelling across the globe, we caught up with Lucy in her West London flat. With her gorgeous dog Finn at her feet, Lucy discussed everything from body image to building a brand and she even let us raid through her wardrobe…. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lucy Williams: Founder of Fashion Me Now, Writer, Stylist and Blogger
Desert Island Dishes
My guest today is Lucy WilliamsLucy is one of the UK’s most successful bloggers. She is a fashion journalist turned style blogger, writer and stylist. She lives in London but travels the world and shares her adventures through her blog Fashion me now.Lucy started out as a fashion assistant at places such as Sheerluxe.com and Instyle Magazine, before working as a assistant fashion editor for Stylus before she took the leap to go freelance and has now amassed over 324,000 followers on instagram alone. Which is just amazing!Desert island dish: Starter: Arancini balls with truffle, smoked salmon blinis Lasagne – classic with really good garlic bread and saladFish lasagne – her mum’s version. Fish pie mix with lots of dill, layered with lots of cheese and pasta. With loads of garlic bread Pudding: really good gelato with treacle tart Luxury item: kindle full of books and some suncream Don’t forget to go to the website www.desertislanddishes.co for the full list of episodes plus the recipes I’ve created inspired by each episode.Come and say on Instagram @madebymargie Thanks for listening! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.