Do you enjoy what you do for a living? I get asked this a lot these days especially, I guess, as I have been doing the same thing such for a long time, 30 plus years now. Perhaps people can’t believe that I can still like what I am doing but there is no doubt I really, genuinely, love what I do. Of course, I love it a little less some days too, that’s pretty normal I think, but I also know that I am extraordinarily lucky to have landed where I have been able to carve out a living doing something that I still, after all these years, get excited about. My career in recruitment happened quite by accident. I had never, ever considered a career in this space.
Why, I was going to restore paintings in Florence after completing a Fine Arts degree. Good grief! Luckily for me, common sense kicked in and I quickly joined the working world but initially in travel. I was in London when I was introduced to the recruitment sector and after that the rest, as they say, is history. So when I speak to candidates who are hell bent on engineering every single career move down to the finest detail, afraid of missing out on the next big thing, following the bright shiny things, running to where the grass looks greener, I say this, because this is what worked for me and I do not think that things have changed that much over the years:
- Be open to ideas
- Always have time for people
- Say YES whenever possible and reasonable
- Never forget those who have helped you along the way
- Be flexible and accommodating
- Have a go
- Attack everything with gusto
- Have fun
On another note I was fortunate to be invited to attend a great lunch hosted by Prime Superannuation for International Women’s Day on Friday with key note speaker Anika Molesworth. “Anika is an agro-ecological scientist and a young farmer, who has the passion and the commitment to make a strong and positive contribution to Australia’s agricultural future. She is passionate about working towards sustainable and climate-wise solutions without limiting the natural resources available, or degrading their quality for future generations. Speaking to TEDx crowds of over 2000 people, she is dedicated to sharing her challenges and success with other young women.” Anika is certainly a candidate for our ‘Fearless Girl’ series on Instagram.
Until next week,
Current Permanent Roles:
- Senior Administrator
- HR Coordinator
- EA to Director Shared Services
- Recruitment Partner
- HSEQ Leader
- Various Family Violence Roles
- Facilities Assistant
- Senior Draftsperson
- Executive Officer
- Family Violence Team Leader
- Program Leader (Safety & Resilience)
- Finance Manager
- Senior Manager, People and Culture
A Word From The Temp Desk:
Last week in the spirit of St Patrick’s day we all wore green and leapt around like leprechauns…. well maybe we weren’t that celebratory, but we did get out to visit our working Temp Professionals and give them some special St Patrick’s day cookies.
I love getting out to all our hard-working Temps! Especially when I have yummy treats in hand. Monday was a great success putting smiles on all our Temps faces and being able to check in with how they are going in their current roles and how they are enjoying the organisational culture. We have so many great Temp Professionals now working for great organisations, which is such a fantastic thing to see.
We have a fabulous Fleet of Temp Professionals ready to go in all kinds of assignments in all different organisations.
If you need any Temp help you know who to call!
A big thankyou to all our hard-working Temp Professionals for their great work last week!
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