Hi, I’m Tamsin Millns, the Owner and Director here at Step, originally from Wimbledon, now spent over half my life in Nottingham. I am passionate about providing quality paid opportunities for students and new graduates.
In 2015 I completed my CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HR Management. This was really useful in updating my knowledge and great to get a reminder of how hard it can be to juggle deadlines. It’s been 20 years since I graduated but I still remember what it was like entering the jobs market as a fresh graduate! Each year, I try to set myself a new challenge. In 2017, I completed a full Duathlon distance, in 2018 a finally managed a sub 2 hour half marathon and in 2019, I completed a 24 ultra marathon running event during which I managed 6 x 10km laps of a trail course. In 2020 I am contemplating a Triathlon! Even at my stage in life I find it motivational to set myself extra-curricular goals.
My top tips would be plan your applications, think about what you are applying for and take the time to tailor your application to the role you are applying for. Avoid unsubstantiated comments on your CV such as “I work well in a team and equally well on my own”. Recruiters read hundreds of applications every week so you only have a short amount of time to get your message across, don’t waste valuable words with empty clichés. Finally, do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it.