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Why did you decide to enter in the recruitment industry?
Recruitment was suggested to me as I have always been passionate about helping others. Initially, I thought recruitment was all about being a great salesperson, which was something I lacked confidence in at the start of my career. However, I quickly learned that being an attentive listener, understanding people's needs, and building strong relationships were crucial to succeed in recruitment. These are skills that come naturally to me and have made me thrive in this industry for the past 15 years.
What was it about healthcare that appealed to you?
The healthcare industry initially caught my attention due to its innovative nature and focus on saving and enhancing patients' lives. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn about this industry and help create a healthier and better way of living. However, over time, I have developed a personal investment in this industry and find great purpose in my role. It's rewarding to be a part of something that contributes to our communities and makes a positive impact on people's lives.
Tell us about your most memorable role placement. What were the challenges and achievements?
One of my most memorable placements was for a Warehouse Manager role with a large global healthcare company that had operations in Darwin. We had just secured a spot on their PSA and were tasked with finding a suitable candidate for their most challenging role, which had remained vacant for the past year.
Darwin posed a challenge due to its location, with limited qualified candidates in the area. We had to screen through numerous applicants and be very selective in our search for a suitable manager. This led to daily challenges, where I had to face agitation and rudeness from candidates who did not meet our expectations.
However, our persistence paid off, and we successfully sourced a candidate who not only met their high regulatory requirements but also fit their culture perfectly. Within two weeks of being placed in the role, we received feedback from multiple stakeholders internally, congratulating us on an excellent placement.
What education background do you have that helps you with your current job?
While my education has undoubtedly helped me in my career, it is my years of experience and my constant desire to learn that have been most beneficial. I continuously take courses and training to equip myself with relevant skills and knowledge, which has helped me stay ahead in this industry.
Why a client or candidate should work with you?
If you're looking to partner with someone who understands your objectives and goals, then I am the right person for you. I thrive in a transparent communication partnership and am very persistent and patient, even in challenging environments. I am driven by outcomes and people-oriented, and my greatest satisfaction comes from helping both my clients and candidates achieve success.
Your personal Advice for Candidates
Remember that first impressions matter, especially when it comes to your resume. Take the time to review and update your resume, correcting spelling errors, grammar, and punctuation. Ensure that your dates are accurate, and your most recent employment is highlighted. Keep your duties clear and concise, and tailor your resume to align with the job you are applying for. Investing time upfront in your resume can make all the difference and help you stand out from the crowd.
- Manufacturing and Production
- Warehousing and Logistics
Michelle is a highly efficient, competent and responsive recruiter. The role I was hired for was exactly as advertised. The contract terms and rate negotiation was highly transparent and I was extremely pleased with the overall outcome and role. Michelle was in constant contact with regular updates on the progress of the role and contract being negotiated. The contract signing, and conditions in the contract, exactly as agreed/discussed during the negotiation phase. I'd recommend Michelle as a recruiter for anyone looking for a role in her area of specialisation.Data Migration Lead , Biotechnology Company
Michelle is highly dedicated and passionate about reaching the best outcomes for her client. During my dealings with Michelle she continually endeavoured to go above and beyond with efficiently and utmost professionalism. Michelle provided sound knowledge and understanding across the requirements to a very high calibre.Head of IT , Media Company
Michelle at HPG has been our recruitment partner for over 4 years now and helped with both permanent and contract recruitment. In fact, our nearly our entire Warehouse Team has been fulfilled by Michelle! I believe this is in large part because she really understands our culture. The candidates provided by Michelle and HPG are always of a high standard, adding value from their initial days and are always reliable.Warehouse Supervisor , Medical Devices Company
Michelle and I have worked together on multiple placements over the past 5 years. We continue to work together because Michelle is a true professional and provides a very high level of customer centric care. In my experience Michelle is efficient and effective every time. She listens and understands how to support busy hiring managersHuman Resource Manager , Medical Devices Company
Jobs by Michelle Vermaak.
16 days agoIT
Machine Learning & AI Engineer
- $120,000 to $150,000 base + superannuation + incentive
Benefits: Competitive salary and incentive package Be a part of a highly reputable organisation and leader within the healthcare industry Collabora...
16 days agoEngineering
Technical Support Specialist
Benefits: Be a part of a supportive and collaborative team Professional development and training programs to enhance your skills Opportunity to wor...
29 days agoEngineering
Engineering Asset Manager
- Paying up to $180,000 all inclusive.
Benefits: Opportunity to work with a stable, reputable organisation within the pharmaceutical industry. Leadership role with the opportunity to be ...
9 months agoEngineering
Field Service Engineer
- $80,000 to $84,500 + super + car allowance
Benefits Work with a leader in their industry. Training provided on all equipment. Work from home. About the company A leader within their indus...
10 months agoWarehousing and Logistics
- East Ryde
- $90,000 to $110,000 + super.
Benefits Supportive team, flexible working environment with good leadership. Close to public transport and access to street parking. Opportunity t...
Blogs by Michelle Vermaak
Revolutionising Manufacturing Processes Through Innovation12.05.2023
Collaborative Success Stories in Medical Device Development10.05.2023
The Future of Logistics: How Technology Empowers Excellence10.05.2023
We're Always Looking For Great People21.08.2021
Harness Your Happiness in the Warehouse17.11.2020
Medical Devices Professionals Are At The Forefront of Medical Innov...15.10.2020