I have over 10 years’ experience in recruitment, talent acquisition and career management services and have worked in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and in London. I entered the recruitment industry whilst on a working holiday in the UK, I interviewed at a recruitment agency for some temp work and the next thing I knew I was starting work the next day as a Candidate Resourcer. This is where I developed a solid grounding for focusing on the candidate; specifically meeting their needs and exceeding expectations. Early in my career, I learned that good candidates don’t always have good CV’s. The key to my success in recruitment was to look past their not-so-good CV’s. I found it more beneficial to pick up the phone, speak to candidates and if they were motivated, I’d meet them in person. I had a knack for gaining an understanding of what they did, so I fancied up their résumé to market to high-end clients. And it worked! They got jobs.
Moving back home to Australia, I worked as a Senior Recruitment Consultant for a global recruitment agency in Brisbane. After 4.5 awesome years’ (yep I loved it) I transitioned to an Internal Recruitment Adviser for a large ASX listed corporate company with over 9,000 employees. My experience has allowed me to gain first-hand knowledge and experience of the key attributes recruiters AND employers look for in a candidate and their application.
After having my second daughter, I decided to create my own business to coach professionals through the frustrating process of changing jobs or career paths.
I look at résumés all day long and have done so for the last 10 years’ (having viewing in excess of 15,000 résumés). I had grown accustomed to accepting that people are not always good at producing a resume. This needs to change. People are missing out on their dream job and companies could be missing out on an awesome new addition to their team.