How did you get into recruitment?
It’s safe to say I’ve had a few false starts on my career journey so far, mainly because I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I worked in bars and as a holiday rep around Europe for a few years, before falling into recruitment. I interviewed with an agency who believed I had great transferable skills and offered me a job, I laughed and initially said no!
After giving it a go however, I progressed fairly quickly and ended up working for a great company in London . I really enjoyed it there and learnt a lot from the role, it was the perfect fit for me both culturally and professionally. But, I got the travel bug again and packed my bags and here I am 5 years on.
But, as much as I enjoyed it, I got the travel bug again and decided to pack my bags for another adventure. Now five years on, I’ve been lucky enough to find the perfect company for me here in Sydney at AccountAbility, again culturally and professionally.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Calling someone and letting them know they have been successful! It’s a great feeling to know I’ve have helped someone secure their dream job.
When I was growing up I wanted to be…?
I always wanted to be a hairdresser, talking to people and making them feel good about themselves.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Read ‘The Secret’, put it into action and stay positive.
What’s your best piece of advice to job seekers?
Stay positive, it can be really tough out there trying to find the perfect role, but everything happens for a reason…
What’s been your career highlight thus far?
Working for a great company in London and now in Sydney has been amazing. Uni was never for me, I don’t really enjoy the classroom, I’m much better with the practical side of things, so I actually think I’m in the perfect role.
Also, my career has allowed me to travel Europe and end up in Australia. I’m extremely grateful to be where I am today and feel very lucky.
Who would play you in a film your life?
If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be?
Marilyn Monroe. Think of all the secrets!
If I didn’t work in recruitment I would be…?
I would probably be working in a bar somewhere on a beach, hot and sunny without a care in the world (I can dream)…
What makes you still want to work for AA?
There are lots of reasons why I still love working here, the people, the culture, my clients and candidates. I believe in the future of AA and hope to be here for many more years to be a part of that.