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The Recruitment Rollercoaster Podcast

The Recruitment Rollercoaster Podcast

By The Rec Rollercoaster
The Recruitment Rollercoaster Podcast my names Hishem Azzouz and I will be bringing to life the true failures, learnings and successes of Recruiters and Recruitment Business Owners.

I will be having 10 to 20 minute conversations with Recruitment Professionals. I will be asking a whole host of questions that will give them the opportunity to share their experiences and to give value to those in and outside of the Recruitment Industry.
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Ep 15- Gary Gardener,From Chef to Recruitment Business owner

The Recruitment Rollercoaster Podcast

Ep 15- Gary Gardener,From Chef to Recruitment Business owner

The Recruitment Rollercoaster Podcast

Ep 16, David Hume - The power of building communities ....
This week I’m joined by Dave Hume who has worked within the Recruitment Industry since 2001. For the last 6 years he has been steadily building a powerful super network to help self employed recruitment business owners to thrive and be more successful! Dave is extremely passionate about helping recruitment business owners grow and make more placements. This is made clear by the weekly content he shares giving value to those running their very own Recruitment business … Watch out for his soon to be coming podcast which will be focused on giving value to all the solo recruiters out there and how you can make recruiting for yourself a success! You can connect with Dave on Linkedin; Here is a link to Seriously Connected;
June 17, 2018
Ep 15- Gary Gardener,From Chef to Recruitment Business owner
This week I’m joined by Gary Gardener who in the last 6 months has taken the plunge in starting his very own Recruitment Firm.... Gary spent 20 years working as a chef across top hotels and restaurants! When a Recruiter approached him about a new job and suggested getting into Recruitment he decided to take the leap and he hasn't looked back since ... So for the last 4 years he has been recruiting within the hospitality sector, leveraging his 20+ years hospitality experience! He is now running his own Recruitment business and has big ambitions to become the market leading hospitality recruitment agency! You can connect with Gary on Linkedin & Twitter;
June 11, 2018
Ep 14 - Tiffany Sanya, Running your own Rec Business & more.
Today I’m joined by Tiffany Sanya who has been running her own Recruitment business for over 2 years specialising in strategy consulting across Europe. Tiffany started her Recruitment career in 2013 and decided to take the plunge in setting up her own firm, Rothwell Rixsen in early 2016. She has a genuine passion for adding value to both clients and candidates and prioritises transparency and relationship building… In this conversation we discuss why she decided to start her very own recruitment firm and what challenges she has had to face in the last two years. You can connect with Tiffany on Linkedin & Twitter & Medium;
June 3, 2018
Ep 13 - Tom Cotterill, The power of providing value first ..
Today I’m joined by Tom Cotterill who has been in Recruitment since early 2016... In this short period of time Tom has built an engaging network on Linkedin and has even built a mentoring platform for the UX market. Tom is extremely passionate about offering upmost value to his candidates and clients. He has quickly progressed to a senior consultant within his recruitment firm and you can see why, with his value add first mindset as a Recruiter... I love Tom’s passion in this episode and its clear why he has been so successful in such a short space of time! You can connect with Tom on Linkedin;
May 26, 2018
Ep 12 - Hari Sopal, surround yourself with the right people
Today I’m joined by Hari Sopal who has worked within the Recruitment Industry for over 10 years... For the last 7 years he has worked his way up to now head of contracts within the Fintech market for Harrington Starr. Known for his work ethic and passion for delivering a high level of service to his clients and candidates it’s no surprise that Hari has risen to the top and most recently been nominated for top temporary consultant by the global recruitment awards. He puts a lot of his success down to the people he surrounds himself within the work environment, so a special mention to Toby Babb, Nadia Edwards and James Hounslow You can connect with Hari on Linkedin; You can read about the manager or top biller decision that we discussed on the podcast in the article below; You can see the latest vacancies at Harrington Starr here;
May 22, 2018
Ep 11 -Shayne Wilson, Exciting times for a brand new Rec2Rec
Today I’m joined by Shayne Wilson who started his very own Rec2Rec business just 7 months ago. Shayne spent 3 years working as the head of talent for a digital marketing Recruitment business before he decided to take the leap. In one year he actually interviewed 126 Recruiters which he all sourced himself! This was the lightbulb moment to start his very own Rec2Rec business ... In this conversation we discuss how Shayne sourced 126 recruits himself and the power of an employer brand …. You can connect with Shayne on Linkedin & Twitter;
May 13, 2018
Ep 10 - David Johnson, Recruiters aren't all bad...
Today I’m joined by David Johnson who has worked in Recruitment for 10 years. David decided to make the move into Recruitment after hitting a bit a glass ceiling in his position 10 years ago. Since then he has progressed to a Senior Consultant and now leads a team of Recruiters within a multinational Recruitment Firm. David isn’t shy when it comes to sharing his thoughts on industry practices and he has shared his opinions with several linked articles which have received plenty of engagement over the years… In this conversation we discuss what has made David stay in the industry for over a decade and the challenges he faces recruiting for predominantly the European market. You can connect with David on LinkedIn & Twitter;
May 8, 2018
Ep 9 - Dualta Doherty, Recruiters opportunity to move abroad
Today I’m joined by Dualta Doherty who has been in Recruitment for over 7 years and for the last 3 years he has been running his very own Rec2Rec business with his wife. It all started with just the both of them in a serviced apartment based in Central America, after cashing in their first few invoices they then moved to the UK and grew their team. They now help 360 agency recruiters move internationally including locations such as the USA, Asia, Australia, Dubai, New Zealand and Ireland… In this conversation we discuss the amazing story behind Dualta starting his own recruitment business and the challenges recruiters face when relocating to a brand new firm abroad. You can connect with Dualta on Linkedin;
April 29, 2018
Ep 8 - Dean Kulaweera, from selling a product to people ...
Today I’m joined by Dean who is an IT Recruiter based in Toronto, Canada. Dean started his Recruitment career in 2016, having always had a real interest within the IT sector. He found the transition from working within the IT Sector to recruiting for the sector very easy... You will now find him working with start ups to large multinational companies. Over this short time Dean consistently shares brilliant content online which is of value to candidates and clients. In this conversation we discuss how the transition has been from selling a product to now selling people and what advice he would give to those from a sales background that are considering a career within Recruitment... You can connect with Dean on LinkedIn & Twitter;
April 22, 2018
Ep 7 - Claire Petrie, Internal recruiter to agency recruiter
Today I’m joined by Claire Petrie who is a Recruiter based in Buffalo, New York. Claire started her Recruitment career in 2012 working as an internal recruiter for a corporate business. Since then she has worked within Human Resources for different companies until she took the leap from Internal recruitment to agency in 2018. Claire has a real passion for the HR/ Recruitment industry, she has recently started her very own blog and she also shares her journey through Linkedin videos…. In this conversation we discuss how Claire went from internal recruitment to agency recruitment and why she has started a Recruitment blog! You can connect with Claire on LinkedIn & Twitter; Claires Blog;
April 14, 2018
Ep 6 - Chris Morrows, We discuss leveraging social media ...
Today I’m joined by Chris Morrow who has worked as a Software Recruiter since graduating from University in 2005! For the past 13 years, Chris has worked in both the UK and Australian markets recruiting tech talent for some of the best companies in the world. In October last year, he returned to the UK with his young family and has taken the plunge to set up Digitalent, his very own Digital Recruitment Agency based in Manchester. Chris is a Recruiter who is extremely passionate about the industry and over the past few years has been sharing his journey with the world through his Vlogs on social media! We discuss how you can leverage social media as a Recruiter and the challenges faced when starting your very own Recruitment Business ... You can connect with Chris on LinkedIn, Twitter & Instagram; Digitalent;
April 8, 2018
Ep 5 - Alex Moyle, How to climb up the Recruitment Ladder ..
I’m joined by Alex Moyle who started his Recruitment career in 1998! He started as a Temporary Consultant and worked his way up the ranks and became the UK Director of Talent Development in 2009. This is were he found a real passion for training and developing consultants and leaders within the Recruitment Industry. You will now find him regularly giving talks at Recruitment and Corporate events and going into Recruitment businesses providing training for all levels. His latest venture is within the tech space. As he and his business partners have created an online tool called Nutureit. Which helps recruiters save time and make more fees, through organising leads, vacancies and placements! In this conversation we discuss how you can climb up the ranks in recruitment firms and what is the most common habit holding recruiters back from billing more… You can connect with Alex on LinkedIn & Twitter;
April 2, 2018
Ep 4 - Toby Babb, What makes a top biller and much more
Today I’m joined by Toby Babb who is the founder and CEO of Harrington Starr. Toby started his Recruitment Career back in 2000. He then founded his current company in 2010 and Within 8 years of starting Harrington Starr it has become a global leading recruitment firm. Within this time Toby has interviewed some of the most influential professionals with his weekly shows recruiter 360 TV and Fintech Focus TV. Toby has created a recruitment business to be proud of and he has very big ambitions to grow as Harrington Starr now have an office in New York and prepare to take over the world! In this conversation we discuss the challenges of running your very own Recruitment firm and how Toby has managed to build a thriving and growing business. I hope you enjoy the conversation. You can connect with Toby on LinkedIn;
March 26, 2018
Ep 2 - Petrus Wessels, 12 Months into Recruitment and he is loving it!
Today I’m joined by Petrus Wessels. A South African Based Recruiter who recruits within the Data Science Sector. He has worked within Recruitment for 12 months and he is absolutely loving it. We discuss his biggest challenge so far and the advice he would give to those considering a career within Recruitment. I hope you enjoy the conversation … You can connect with Petrus on Linkedin & Twitter;
March 9, 2018
Ep 3 - John Cousins, Candidate short market in Sydney..
Today I’m joined by John Cousins. A Sydney Based Recruiter who works for a Rec to Rec recruitment firm. He works with the majority of the market leading recruitment firms. We discuss the recent changes to Australian Law that affects Recruits hoping to land a job in Australia plus what Recruiters should look for when potentially joining a new Recruitment firm ... You can connect with John on Linkedin;
March 8, 2018
Ep 1 - Introduction to the Podcast
Introduction to the podcast.
February 7, 2018