"I enjoy working closely with clients and candidates; to pinpoint their problems and to help identify and implement effectual staffing solutions."
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Why did you decide to enter in the recruitment industry?
I entered recruitment as I love connecting with people. Creating new relationships is something that I have always valued and as a Recruitment Consultant, I am able to establish meaningful connections and help people at the same time.
"Being able to combine my love for creating relationships with my passion for the healthcare industry was a great match..."
What was it about healthcare that appealed to you?
My family has a long history of involvement within the healthcare industry.
From my grandmother who was a Nurse and who eventually began her own business within Aged Care, Options For Seniors; to my mother, and now myself; it is an industry that my family have always been passionate about. Being able to combine my love for creating relationships with my passion for the healthcare industry was a great match, one that I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to every day.
"...it was amazing to be able to provide that assistance, which benefitted both our client and candidate."
Tell us about your most memorable role placement. What were the challenges and achievements?
My most memorable placement was for a part-time, contract role.
One of our clients required an experienced candidate for 6-months at 4-days per week, and I engaged with a candidate who had been consulting independently, and who was also interested in securing a role within the Pharmaceutical industry to maintain his exposure. I facilitated their connection and it was a great fit.
Our candidate thanked me and it was amazing to be able to provide that assistance, which benefitted both our client and candidate!
"With my background, I am able to leverage my communication skills to best suit the needs of both our clients and our candidates."
What education background do you have that helps you with your current job?
At University I studied history because I love knowing more about the past, as I believe it can help guide us in our journey forward. History requires a high level of both written and verbal communication, which are essential in recruitment.
With my background, I am able to leverage my communication skills to best suit the needs of both our clients and our candidates. All of my elective courses were in business ethics, finance, economics, and advertising, which have been useful for me as I love staying up to date with current events in the the healthcare industry, geopolitics, and world economics.
Why a client or candidate should work with you?
Clients and candidates that value transparency and honesty can expect both from me, without hesitation. I am somebody that truly enjoys helping people and I firmly believe that we should treat others how we would want to be treated. I approach all interactions from an ethical perspective and work hard everyday to meet the needs of our clients and candidates.
Personal Advice for Candidates
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Learning and Development
Jobs by Duncan Grant.
9 days ago
National Sales Manager
Base + Car Allowance + Super + Health Insurance + Bonus
About the Company: Global research-based pharmaceutical organisation research with emphasis on development, manufacturing, and commercialization of...