Get to know… Shradha Deshpande

What do you do at MRG?
From a larger perspective, I strive to find the right people for the right employment opportunities. It also includes finding the ultimate value proposals for real estate candidates and clients alike. I like to bring people of the same mindset and values together to create something far more impactful.

As a geography, I am a part of the team responsible for developing the emerging markets in Asia.

What are you most proud about that you have achieved in your career to date?
If I must pick one, it must be my ability to learn, un-learn and do everything as if it were being done for the first time. Having handled varied positions in different industries, the ability to mould myself is one that has helped me immensely over the years.

How did you get into Real Estate recruitment and why?
Recruitment was never in my list of a possible career options. It was during Covid when Michael Page sowed the seed that eventually saw fruition into me becoming a true blood recruiter. Both recruitment and real estate have been chance encounters that I am immensely grateful for.

What energises you about working in this sector?
The constant learning, consultative partnerships, the ever-evolving market needs and most importantly the people I get to work with.

What’s the biggest thing that’s changed in recruitment since you started?
I think the need for our clients to be able to find the right attitude more than the aptitude in candidates. Most want to look at fostering long term associations and are therefore looking at a employees as partners in success versus just people to get the job done.

What do you think the biggest misconception people have about you is?
This list is endless, I am someone people get to know after spending a considerable amount of time. But the biggest misconception is that I am a very impulse driven, serious and non-fun-loving person. While I am diametrically opposite.

What’s one thing that most people don’t know about you?
I am an avid trekker and love spending time in nature. If given a choice, I’d love to live a life of a farmer in some remote village in India.

What’s the best advice anyone has every given you?
It is, what it is!

What three words would your colleagues use to describe you?
Funny, thorough, quirky.

And finally, who would play you in the movie about your life?
Probably the wallflower in Perks of being a Wallflower

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