The international spread of senior retained in-house work has always been appealing to me. While we courted each other for a few years, it was notably the people that attracted me most to the company and why I made the decision to join in 2018.
The satisfaction of a job well done! Nothing makes me happier to find the perfect candidate for any job I take to market. Ensuring the highest quality of work is provided gets me up in the morning.
While it shouldn’t come as a surprise, there are a fair amount of highs and lows that one experiences as a recruiter. Not every role is filled in a timely manner for one or various reasons out of our control, and sometimes even though we can see it coming, a declination of an offer can throw you off your game sometimes.
Rewarding, challenging, intellectually stimulating
Repeat business from various clients is an area I deem a success, both at MLA and historically in my career.
It’s all about the relationships and taking the time to get to know people. There are no shortcuts in recruitment—at least there shouldn’t be in order to provide a quality service to clients. Patience is key.
Tough one! I always wanted to become a lawyer but didn’t go to university as I moved to the UK from South Africa to pursue a life here straight after school. I fell into recruitment by chance. I guess I could see myself doing something food oriented, like becoming a chef. I am a big foodie and love exploring with food. The pressure that comes with being a chef also appeals.