Interview with Ross Stephens our Senior Recruitment Consultant | Accounting Division
Why & how have you arrived at Mills Resources?
Having worked in recruitment for five and a half years, I felt it was a great time to make a change and a move to Mills Resources who offers flexibility to its staff whilst also having a strong local WA presence. I was immediately impressed with Mills Resources’ values and the way in which they communicate with candidates and clients. Relationship building and regular communication are the keys to success in recruitment, particularly in Perth.
Why you chose or found yourself in recruitment?
Working across a number of industries within Accounts Receivable, Credit Control and ultimately as a Credit Manager for a local business, an opportunity arose at an opportune time to make a switch across to Recruitment. There are a number of synergies between Credit Management and Recruitment with communicating and relationship building again being the most important aspects to both. I thoroughly enjoy the process of assisting clients and candidates coming together and have had success so far.
What are the benefits and your requirements of working from home?
This will be the first opportunity to base myself from home and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it. Saving the 1+ hour commute to and from the office most days will obviously be excellent as will the ability to focus on work and not get interrupted! The option to come into the office to manage candidate appointments and provide a base for days in the CBD area is again a big plus.
Your values and ethics towards your line of work and the company you work for?
I am extremely focused on delivering results to Mills Resources and for myself. I work hard and put in the hours to achieve targets and I am looking forward to working closely with a number of highly experienced consultants at Mills and learning from them as well.
Any other interesting facts?
Working in a candidate short market is always challenging and managing a candidate’s expectations now can assist in their successful placement years down the track. In a number of cases I’ve met people or spoken to them without the right opportunity for them at the time, but maintaining contact via email or mailing out active roles to candidates has resulted in placements.