“I do what I love, and I love what I do“
Recruitment and helping others, either by assisting with finding that impossible find or that next step in their career, is what I am all about.
Engineering and technical recruitment is all about learning something new every day, what is happening in the world, and where can you assist.
I am absolutely passionate about the ICT, Water (waste management) and the Manufacturing industry and am actively driving our involvement in this area of specialisation. I love working with people and technology. I find it extremely satisfying to help clients and candidates alike in finding their perfect match – ensuring a conducive working environment that will allow both the individual and the company to grow and thrive.
On a personal note – I am young, motivated and energetic, a real family person; Having worked in the Recruitment Industry for 8 years, I know that this is where I want to stay. I am always eager to learn, goal orientated, extremely hardworking a great listener and I am willing to bend over backwards to fulfil your recruitment needs.
Location: South Africa, Free State
Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English
Highest qualification type: Grade 12 / Matric / N3
Years of experience: 6 to 10 years
Company size: ‘1 – 10
Division: Programme / Project Management
Seniority level: Consultant / Specialist / Sales
Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Gr 12
What is your current/ most recent job title? Virtual Recruitment Consultant & Technology Manager
What is the primary purpose of this position?
As a Recruitment Consultant, I am responsible for advising my clients and candidates on best and most suitable recruiting methods, by process of finding, attracting and assisting with the hiring of talent and finding of that next career step. Communicating with clients and candidates to get a clear view of their needs and goals, and finding that perfect fit. I assist in defining the job description and identifying what the end picture would look like. Mainly by listening, understanding and matching skillsets that are needed and required to help both parties in finding the perfect fit.
Technology Manager. With our technology growing on a daily basis, it is my duty to make sure that all software, clouds and servers are running, kept up to date and upgraded. I ensure that the entire virtual team is equipped with the necessary software and platform knowledge to execute their tasks seamlessly by planning and organizing processes for the completion of specific technology related to the goals of the company. I also do planning reports so that our team is kept up to date with active positions and candidates in the market.
What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose?
- Recruitment Planning; Just as important as getting applicants to your job by posting it, is getting the RIGHT candidates to apply.
- Strategy Development; Develop an ideal candidate profile first
- Searching Process; Advertising, Headhunting and Marketing
- Screening and Shortlisting; Processing applications, screening, Interviewing and shortlisting.
- Final Stages; MIE checks, Assisting with the resignation process, and making the starting of a new career easier.
If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?
I am a hard-working, passionate person who is naturally innovative, bringing new ideas and creative approaches into my team and willing to bend over backward for anything I feel is worth it.
I have the drive to create and start new and incredible projects and concepts or approaching new ideas to learn and stimulate my active personality to keep moving forward – focusing on ‘what’ needs to get done. I try to inspire others to try new things and explore new territories. Motivated to constantly learn and participate in new things.
I love being on my own and working with people and doing stuff with my own capability. I want a goal to strive for, both personally and professionally.
What is the business title of your ideal position?
Specialist Recruitment Agent / Consultant.
What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?
I see a Specialist Recruitment Agent / Consultant as a Project Manager, handling their own projects (clients and new jobs), from bringing in the job, briefing the team on the job and distributing the job to matching the skillset and aspirations of a candidate, along with their personality, to the client’s needs. I love being creative and this is often necessary to achieve my goals or to complete a Project; being able to think out-of-the-box.
What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?
I believe my skill areas are more in creative strategy and creative problem solving, what others see, reflects on us. I am very optimistic and able to inspire others, and great in starting projects. I am best when left free to create new projects, and excels where my focuses are kept (what interests me), big picture strategy
Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:
Admin Manager – 3 years
Hospitality – 4 years
Recruitment Consultant and Operations Team – 8 years
What do you absolutely love doing?
I am a Family Person, so when I can provide for and keep them happy, I am happy.