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Echo campaign helps Southampton graduate get her dream job
SHE was fresh out of university and looking to get her foot in the door.
Now thanks to the Daily Echo, Jodie Stringer has found her dream job in human resources.
The 21-year-old from West End, Southampton joined the Daily Echo’s Give Me a Chance campaign in June after finishing a degree in English language and comparative literature and linguistics at the University of Kent with a 2.2.
But soon after she was featured in the campaign, Jodie was offered work with Romsey-based HR firm Emphasis, earning £7 an hour.
Although it is a casual position, the firm is keen to give her as much work as they can.
Jodie had already gained experience working in customer service roles, writing for the university newspaper InQuire and working as a brand ambassador for toiletries company Crabtree and Evelyn.
She set her heart on a career in HR after a conversation with friends and family two years ago and now she is enjoying helping other people get back into work.
Jodie began working with Emphasis last month and she has already helped research potential clients, liaised with recruitment agencies and carried out general admin tasks.
Operations director Becky Boston, said: “She’s brilliant. She’s happy to take on anything, she uses her initiative, she’s a confident professional and relaxed and she’s prepared to have a go at anything.
“We saw the article along with her CV and we were just really impressed that she went that extra mile by contacting the Daily Echo.
“This proves that if you do a bit more than everyone else you get your head above the parapet.”
Jodie said: “I’m really enjoying working with Emphasis. It’s given me such a good insight into what HR is.
“It’s going to be brilliant for my CV as well.
“I want to thank the Daily Echo for helping me get this job.
“It’s been such a good help. The fact that people may see it gives you an extra push and is such a good thing.”
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