International Women’s Day 2023 – Jocelyn Raborar

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Posted 03.08.23

International Women's Day 2023_Jocelyn Raborar

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 (IWD) – We thought we would celebrate one of our own, Jocelyn Raborar.

Jocelyn has been a recruiter in the world of Engineering for over 15 years. She is currently based in the Philippines and has a wealth of experience as an internal recruiter for an international consultancy firm, before making the leap to an external consultancy.

From Internal to External Recruiter

Working in quite a male dominated industry has had its challenges, but she has risen to the task and made a name for herself. However Jocelyn first started out in recruitment by accident!

Jocelyn joined a local staffing firm deploying Filipino workers abroad as an Executive Assistant to the President. “I can still remember, it was a busy month for everyone in the company and the manpower demand of our clients abroad became overwhelming for everyone”. From initially assisting the President with client queries, she developed a good business relationship with them and her referred candidates were successfully hired. It was a rewarding feeling being instrumental to improving the quality of life of her fellow Filipino. She then realised that she really enjoyed the work and wanted to do more!

“I then opened up other doors of opportunity within international staffing firms. I recruited local medical professionals for the National Health Service in the UK, some Graphic Designers, Engineers of various disciplines and even skilled workers for Middle East countries”.

Jocelyn has recruited at all levels across Design & Engineering, Project Management, Cost & Commercial Management, Site Supervision, Scientist & Specialist business lines. She partnered with talents and stakeholders across the Middle East, UK and APAC countries and contributed largely in driving down the cost of hire for the business.

Becoming an Energizor at Energi People

Jocelyn was approached by Director James Mowat to join the team in 2022 after a few months career break. She was looking to be able to specialise in Building Services Design and build her knowledge in that field.

As a Senior Talent Consultant, it feels really good to be doing things you are passionate about while having that work life balance. Finding top talent and fulfilling their ambitions of working on the best projects is such a rewarding feeling. Witnessing them grow their skills and contributing to the organisations success is such a rewarding experience.

Jocelyn Raborar

We asked Jocelyn what positives she found having made the move to Energi People. These included:

  • Having a trust-based environment with a flat organisation structure where management is easily accessible
    • Celebrating small wins as well as the big wins makes for a better work environment
    • We are naturally competitive people, but at the end of the day there is a one team approach
    • Realistic expectations and goal setting with generous rewards
    • Inclusive, diverse, and belonging is inherent in the business – there is a 50/50 gender split with a diverse background
    • Mentorship and coaching with the Energi Academy (Energi People’s bespoke inhouse training programme)
    • Work-life balance is actively encouraged! It has drastically improved my relationship/quality time with my family
    • Not just a money-orientated sales business, but giving back to the community – with salary surveys, sound advice, CSR (Corporate social Responsibility) activities to name a few

Jocelyn loves the idea of having the capability to market and represent great Talent. “We have that opportunity to look for a matching role for them within our clients, be it a requirement now or part of their resource plan – and at the end it benefit’s everyone – us as a business, the client and the candidate”.

IWD 2023

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us not forget the countless women like Jocelyn, who have persevered through obstacles and made significant contributions in their respective fields. Jocelyn’s story is a testament to the power of determination and hard work, and serves as an inspiration to women everywhere who are striving to achieve their dreams. This day is a reminder that we still have a long way to go in achieving gender equality, but it also serves as a celebration of the progress we have made and the trailblazing women who have paved the way. So let us continue to support and uplift women like Jocelyn, not just on International Women’s Day, but every day.

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