Recruitment has been part of my life for so long I’m struggling to remember working life before it. I feel so fortunate to have found a career that I genuinely love and still get excited about.
It was 20 years ago that it began and I joined Macildowie in 2003 after a 2 year stint elsewhere and following a total career change from policing. From Sergeant to Consultant and interviewing of a somewhat different nature. Looking back I feel a bit sorry for those early candidates of mine, some intense interviews there!
I was at Macildowie as was for getting on for 10 years before moving in to the pure Exec Finance arena for a different regional recruiter. I have sat in that space ever since, including setting up my own business and have truly found my home in this world.
There is nothing better than positively affecting peoples’ life choices as well as delivering exceptional hires. Seeing them tangibly make such a huge difference to workload, stress levels, value-add or bottom line is job satisfaction at its best.
Jo Riley enjoys...
At home my life is both full and rewarding. With 3 children (2 girls and a boy), the youngest of whom is a manic 5 year old, 2 dogs and a cat, life is never dull :)
My utopia is time away with my family making as many memories as possible… even when things might not go quite to plan! As a parent I have learnt more skills than I ever thought possible, negotiating being the most transferrable one.