When Yolande found her perfect career fit, it was the culmination of her journey to learn and understand human behavior and interaction, which began with her choice of Bachelor of Social Work as her field of study.
After completing her studies at the University of Pretoria, she undertook her practical training in the harsh environment of Weskoppies – interviewing and working with maximum ward patients. She soon discovered that this field of work wasn’t the future she was seeking, and thus moved to Johannesburg in search of new and exciting career opportunities.
Whilst in Johannesburg she gained experience in the small business environment, but found there was no opportunity for growth and interpersonal engagement was minimal. As she passionately desired a career that could offer her both, she sought change and thus joined Tier1 Consultants, where she found her true calling. Her attention to the finer details, coupled with her strong desire to help and work with people to find their perfect career fit, enabled her to merge both passions. In effect recruitment was a career where social work and business met – her ideal.
Having good experience in the field of social work, Yolande has a keen understanding of the multitude of driving forces that govern human behavior, body language and how certain experiences affect people. Her unique ability promotes empathy and understanding, which is a key methodology of Tier1, as it seeks to recruit to Strategy, Position and Human Perspective.
Her youth and vibrancy offer a different perspective in understanding the mindset of young candidates, whom she is able to coach on the difference between a job and a career, while guiding them towards positions which suit them as individuals. Tier 1 encourages young candidates to gain experience as interns to learn relevant business skills, as most clients want new recruits to ‘hit the ground running’, having limited time and patience for on-the-job training.
Yolande contributes significantly to the growth and success of the business, and now fulfills the role of Lead Recruiter at Tier 1 Consultants.