I have been involved in one way or another with the recruitment industry for more years than I care to remember, certainly 25 or so.
In this time I have been employed as a consultant, a manager, run my own recruitment outsourcing business, worked as a headhunter, managed my own training business and most recently work as a management consultant to the recruitment industry still with a strong involvement in learning and development.
I have a first degree in european business, a teaching qualification and a masters in organisational consultancy, written three books (one is awaiting publication sometime in the summer of 2012), numerous articles and even been on the red sofa of Breakfast TV talking about the skills of the modern graduate employee!
One thing that has remained constant throughout this is a certain reluctance about self-publicity. I’ve always been one for letting actions speak louder than words. I must be reasonably competent as I have managed to maintain some very long working relationships with clients over the years.
Perhaps I should just let my linkedin recommendations speak for themselves?
I find the industry fascinating, fun, fast-paced and, at times, frustrating! I wonder how many of you feel the same?
Similarly to most people in the industry as I have “grown up” I have gravitated to working with more senior people. Much of my present focus is on leadership teams and recruitment managers both from a training, consulting and coaching perspective and have recently been part of the steering group at Henley Business School to develop the MBA in International Recruitment.
I have been privileged to work with some truly inspirational people over the years, have learnt, and continue to learn, huge amounts from these relationships and long may this continue.