Curiosity is something I value. More often than not, the real insight into a candidate or client comes from diving far deeper than the surface level in the questions asked and, more importantly, listening thereafter. The level of impact a headhunter can have by being curious is limitless and drives real success in terms of placing the right people with clients and developing strong relationships along the way.
It always feels surprising to look back and realise how long I’ve been at Kea! I joined straight from university as an intern with no clear prospect of a full-time role thereafter and, fast-forward 10 years, I’m still here! I’ve had the benefit of progressing through the research and consulting tracks in the business before taking on a leadership role. The career track has been turbulent! Having joined the business at such an early stage in my personal development and at an early stage in Kea’s life cycle, there was a lot of trial and error and more mistakes than successes early on. However, the business had a clear ethos on investing in people and giving space for personal and professional growth, which allowed me to find my way forward in the business.