What led you to recruitment?
A pure coincidence, I’d applied to a Business Development role advertised on the Michael Page website and was called within an hour to attend an interview. Although I qualified perfectly to what their client was looking for (from what I was told!), they pitched for something else, join Michael Page to relaunch their Michael Page Communication discipline. Whilst I had not considered a career in recruitment before, the more I found out about the role and the industry the more it seemed very appealing. The main factors were:
People - I met and I also knew some great people before I joined. I could easily relate to them
International – I grew up abroad so it was key to join a global firm that encourages international mobility
Organic growth - it gives me a great level of respect for what has been achieved on the last 40 years and for the people managing me.
Entrepreneurial mindset – I had my own company in the past and was frustrated by not having the brand and tools to be able to achieve big things.
Michael Page will provide everything you need to grow your business and make it a huge success.
What skills have helped you in your role as a director?
I think you really need to embrace our five Michael Page values:
- Work as a Team
- Never give up
- Be passionate
- Make it Fun
- Take pride
It resonates quite well with my own personality.
How have you balanced the demands of the job with your life away from work?
I am happily married with 2 kids. Since I joined Michael Page, we have lived in Paris, Brussels, Singapore and now Mauritius. I don’t think you need to be workaholic to be successful at Michael Page, you just need to find the right balance. A fulfilling life away from work generally helps you to better perform.
What is most rewarding about your job?
One of my bosses used to say that recruitment at Michael Page is an individual sport that we play in team. To make a placement happen, no matter if it is you directly or someone in your team, it gives you a boost of adrenaline and pride as you know the amount of effort and support from your team were needed to convince your candidate and client.
Do you have any advice to anybody thinking about joining PageGroup?
Don’t try to be someone else. Just be yourself, it is the best way to be memorable for your clients and candidates!