What do you do at MRG?
I manage interim recruitment within public sector estates.
What are you most proud about that you have achieved in your career to date?
Last year, in a previous role, I had a record number of executive interims placed for the month of November with 7 in total.
How did you get into recruitment, and why?
I have a background in sales, ranging from insurance through to timeshare. Having an interest in the employment sector/recruitment, along with being degree qualified in Civil and Structural Engineering, I decided to give engineering/technical recruitment a try.
What energises you about working in this sector?
Delivering a good service to both clients and candidates. Property, real estate and development has been a busy sector in the UK for number of years and I feel energised by the diversity of projects taking place within the sector.
What’s the biggest thing that’s changed in recruitment since you started?
IR35 has changed the landscape quite drastically within the interim market. Covid-19 has also impacted recruitment globally with hybrid working and various other arrangements now becoming long-term solutions for employers. Recruitment has for many years been digitally-led, however the pandemic has made it even more so.
What do you think the biggest misconception people have about you is?
People may think I come across quite serious when they first meet me – when people get to know me better, I would say they tend to think I am bubblier than they anticipated.
What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?
I’m not a bad pianist.
What’s the best advice anyone has every given you?
Sometimes it is best to let go and not hold onto things, even if you are morally, ethically and technically right.
What three words would your colleagues use to describe you?
Fast, multi-tasker and a finisher.
And finally, who would play you in the movie about your life?
Bill Murray, or possibly Ben Stiller.
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