Stellar Introducing: Jamal Echchatt
Meet Stellar person Jamal Echchatt, talent manager
Tell us your Stellar story so far…
I have been with the company for just under two years and started as a talent specialist, but have since been promoted to talent manager.
What did you do for work before you became a Stellar person?
I worked in a variety of different recruitment roles, from high street flagship retail recruitment, to high street HQ roles, luxury retail recruitment and field events recruitment. I have worked in recruitment for more than five years now, starting off on the shop floor and working my way up to head office.
What first appealed to you about the company?
The variety of clients I would get to work with had huge appeal – plus the fact no role I would be recruiting for is ever exactly the same. The Stellar environment is super friendly and staff are encouraged to work well together by attending many team building activities and events.
What are the most enjoyable or satisfying elements of your role?
I enjoy speaking to an amazing, diverse group of people every day and giving them the opportunity to land their dream role.
Share one piece of advice you would give to somebody hoping to become a Stellar person.
Be confident and know you are in a safe place. Always ask for help if you need it, as the team is incredibly supportive of each other. Work wise and let your personality shine.
What predictions do you have for the retail industry for the next 12 months?
I believe retail will become entirely experiential, creating more in-depth and meaningful relationships between staff and customers.
How do you usually spend your weekends?
Pizza, gym, more pizza – also reading and playing video games.
Do you have a hobby or skill that people find surprising about you?
I am a professional PlayStation player and get paid to play a certain game every month.
What is the one thing you consider yourself to be really good at – big or small?
Listening to people. I enjoy asking questions and getting to know people from all walks of life. I particularly like to make people feel comfortable when talking to me, so they can freely express themselves.
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