Alex Hooper

Senior Consultant

Alex has over ten years’ experience in recruitment following an earlier career in marketing within FMCG, consumer goods and financial services.

She thrives on building close working relationships with both candidates and clients, some over many years and through multiple assignments.

Why recruitment and why the Tarsh Partnership?

After graduating from university without a clear idea of what I wanted to do, I joined a graduate training scheme in FMCG, looking for a broad, all round training. Ten years later, having worked across a number of interesting roles in brand and product marketing, one thing became crystal clear to me; whilst I enjoyed the marketing, it was the people that really motivated me. Having worked with Adam Tarsh who had helped me to find my most recent role, I trusted his opinion and when he suggested recruitment, I jumped at the chance to join him.

After three very happy and successful years in recruitment, I took an extended break to raise my young family, returning to a local, part time role in 2010. It wasn’t long before I was ready to take things up a gear and in 2012 I joined the team at The Tarsh Partnership full time. For me, the people are key; working with like-minded colleagues, our ethos and approach, the clients and candidates and the chance to make a difference are what really motivate me.

What is your area of specialism within the business?

I don’t really have one! With a good few miles on the clock, and having worked in different industries, I am able to turn my hand to most things. I enjoy a challenge and I am continually learning new ways to help clients to fill a tricky role where maybe other recruiters have struggled. From a candidate perspective, I love working with junior candidates making early moves in their career, but I also enjoy the chance to kick ideas around with the more experienced candidate, or parents looking to return to the workplace after having a break.

One piece of advice you would give to a candidate looking for a new role?

Follow your dream, pursue your goal, aim high – but at the same time, be pragmatic and realistic.

One piece of advice you would give clients?

Speed is of the essence! If you see a candidate you like, it’s a safe bet that someone else likes them too, so be decisive and grab them while you can!

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