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Talent Acquisition's Newest Acquisition

Morgan McKinley has displayed year on year growth, across the globe, since its conception nearly three decades ago.

The Australian operation in particular is an example of such success, having delivered a record result in 2013 and being on track to exceed this as stretch targets continue to be hit in 2014. This outperformance goes hand-in-hand with a headcount that has swollen in both our Sydney and Singapore offices. As a result of the business continuing to build momentum, Morgan McKinley has appointed a dedicated Talent Acquisition specialist to focus on the South-East Asian operation: me!

Based out of the (mostly sunny) Sydney office, a stones-throw from that iconic harbour, I’m responsible for the recruiting of recruitment specialists (rec-to-rec in industry lingo). My role is to network with and locate an extensive range of individuals and backgrounds from graduates and interns with limited or no experience to Directors with 10+ years behind them, or those with limited exposure to the recruitment world but have key transferable skills. For me, this equates to no day being the same as each and every role requires a different skill set from a different a different background.

My first days with Morgan McKinley were met with a very warm reception, not only from my close colleagues in Sydney but through the wonders of technology (and my newly acquired Google hangout skills) I’ve been able to put faces to names of my key stakeholders throughout our global team across Singapore, London and Ireland; this has genuinely given me a sense of just how important the team culture is at Morgan McKinley and the embracing of a support network which is so important when embarking on any new role.

My advice to anyone considering a new role, regardless of what stage of your career you feel you may be at, is to consider your key aspirations and goals and whether the business you are joining can facilitate and endorse those over the foreseeable future. Ask not only what you can do for the employer, but (perhaps more importantly) what they can do for you.

If any of the above resonates with you, be it the beginnings of a new career, switching from a peer, or a complete career change, please get in touch as we’d be delighted to hear from you.

  • Sep 23, 2014
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