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  • Writer's pictureJessica Taylor Yates

What The F*ck Does A Director Of Business Support Do?

Each month, let's investigate a career we might know the title of, but have zero idea how they fill their 9-5. This month, let's find out - what the f*ck does a 'Director of Business Support do?

With Director of Business Support from Sharp and Carter Recruitment, Zoe Schofield.

What's your 9-5?

I am a Director of Business Support at Sharp & Carter.

You sound important. Tell me more.

I manage a team of five recruitment consultants and we act as the intermediary between businesses and connecting them with high calibre talent. 

Fancy. Do you have to be corporate-brand?

Yes, I like to dress corporately, however we have the flexibility to dress for our audience. There’s not a one size fits all rule on what defines “corporate” when meeting candidates and clients I like to dress how I would expect someone coming to an interview to dress. 

How does your job work in iso? 

Work has been really supportive during iso. Prior to Covid-19, we were all set up on laptops anyway, and would typically do one day a week from home. We are able to use Zoom or Teams to facilitate interviews with clients and candidates and can speak to people over the phone all day with my mobile. We try and keep a routine as a team, have daily goals and check in calls which helps keep up motivation. Also stating team Zoom PT Sessions. For some reason I even suggested that, haha!

Same...(wakes up from nap at 2pm...) So, is your life motto still eat, sleep, recruit, repeat?

🤣🤣 Glad you have remembered! Fits in well in iso times if we add in eat, sleep, bake, puzzles, recruit, repeat. 

Are you and your husband inappropriate in the office? Do you call him Mr. Schofield?

Luckily, we are in seperate offices when not iso life. He’s based in Wheelers Hill and I’m in the CBD. I haven’t changed my surname at work, so still known as 'Raph' (from maiden name 'Raphael') externally. 

Best and worst part of the gig? 

Love helping people find their dream jobs! Worst part is current iso. Miss being on the pod with my team all week. Banter is usually on point where we’re all together!



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