This week’s Top Candidate is Development Manager, Mat. After running his own business for eight years, Mat has not only sharpened his skills in Operations, Marketing, and Sales but also understands the true meaning of ownership.
“When you run a business, the entire buck stops with you,” Mat told us “There are many experiences where I have been completely out of my depth and have had to figure out a way to get through.”
Mat would be an ideal addition to a results-driven team where it’s imperative each individual takes ownership of their own results and where passion for the business is a must.
But don’t take our word for it! Read Mat’s full interview below and learn more.
Tell us about yourself, Mat.
I am 32 and I am seeking an opportunity to develop my career. I have previously ran my own business for the past 8 years which has specialized in the sales, design, and construction of residential homes. I love learning about different cultures, from the food and music to learning a new language! I also love sport – it is my passion, and to keep as active as possible.
What’s your experience like?
Most recently I have been running my business – RMS Homes. We have proudly constructed over 300 homes since our inception in 2013. Predominantly assisting first home buyers in Greenfield land markets, we have helped many clients achieve their dream of home ownership by literally walking them through the entire process. From sourcing land via estate agents, qualifying and sourcing finance, to selecting designs, quoting and estimating right through to construction and handover.
We also completed various other projects as our business grew – from dual occupancy projects in Box Hill South and Highett, all of which involved managing the entire drafting and town planning/planning permit process, to custom home designs with build contract values in excess of $800,000.
What is your dream company be like?
A company that is willing to give me an opportunity to grow my skill sets and learn as much as possible from people who are more senior and who have more experience. Having run my business there are many experiences I have been fortunate to have, however I understand it’s a small snapshot of the bigger industry and I am hopeful of a business and a role that will challenge me into learning more and being better.
And what will your dream company love about you?
I think I am approachable and easy to get along with. I am also diligent and hard working. I know these are clichés, but they do help describe the type of person that I am. Most importantly, I think I am adaptable. When you run a business, the entire buck stops with you – the ultimate problem solver is the boss! There are many experiences where I have been completely out of my depth and have had to figure out a way to get through. Nothing is too hard or intimidating – you just have to find a way! I pride myself on being able to find the way.
Mat is available for an immediate start. To find out more contact Richard on 03 9500 2797 or email@example.com.