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Q&A with Brook superstar consultant Lucy

posted by Christinap 20/03/2018 0 comments

Originally from New Zealand, Lucy is passionate about people, recruitment and human resources. Learn more about our newest Talent Acquisition Specialist and what makes her tick…

Tell us a little about your career background.
I started my career in Melbourne as a Retail Store Manager and within a year and a half was promoted to an Area Manager, overseeing the management of between 8-14 retail stores and 70+ employees. I was then promoted to State Training Manager in 2015, while still overseeing the management of 4 stores. I was also in charge of recruitment, training and development of staff across 22 stores in Victoria, 1 in Tasmania and 3 Area Managers. In this role I also helped to develop training and development content for all stores nationally and helped to refine and develop company policies and procedures. After 6.5 year with the same business I decided it was time for a change and time to refine my skills in the area I was most passionate about, recruitment. This is when I joined the Brook team as a Recruitment Consultant in late 2017.

What do you love about working at Brook Recruitment?
Our specialties – I have learnt so much about Property Development in the last 6 months and am now very passionate about the industry. Our team – everyone is so lovely and supportive! My role – I love working with people and assisting them in their career journey, finding the perfect fit between client and candidate is so rewarding!

What is the best piece of advice you give candidates during the job search process?
Not to rush the process and to think in depth about the type of culture they want to work in. To me, culture is very important, I believe that if you love the people and environment you work in you will generally be happier at work and more passionate about your work.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I am a massive foodie, eating is my favourite hobby, I even have an instagram account just dedicated to food! I also love to cook and travel, whether overseas or throughout Victoria.

Tell us something about yourself that’s not on your resume…
In my prime I was a nation golden medallist in trampolining.

If you’re looking for a new dream career, get in touch with with Lucy today on 9500 2797 or email lucy@brookrecruitment.com.au 

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