The mighty mite
Could you share your career journey and how it led you to Frazer Jones?
Five years ago, I made the bold decision to move to Hong Kong and immersed myself in one of the world’s most bustling and cosmopolitan cities. It was from there where my recruitment career started, and as a natural introvert I was really pushed out of my comfort zone to adapt and learn the ropes of a ‘sales’ role. I was always familiar with Frazer Jones due to their active social media presence on LinkedIn and a smiley Sean Tong who would grace my LinkedIn feed on a weekly basis… fast forward to 2022, I had the opportunity to relocate to Singapore where I finally got to meet Sean and learn more about Frazer Jones. It’s been a thoroughly fruitful journey ever since and I couldn’t imagine myself being anywhere else!
Which Frazer Jones values* do you represent and why?
“Authentic”. Recruitment can bring its own challenges and initially when you’re introduced to the industry, at times you can feel that you need to fit into a certain box or follow a set of rules in order to succeed. After joining Frazer Jones, I’ve been able to be authentically myself with the support of my seniors and peers whilst thoroughly enjoying recruitment and the challenges that come with it.
Do you have a secret skill or talent?
I really enjoy learning musical instruments, I’m currently on my third one which is the cello!
Share the highlights of your experience in Frazer Jones thus far
There are many to share but if I could name a few it would be meeting my promotion target and achieving a record quarter in my second full quarter here. Another one would be having my Singaporean colleagues introduce me to the best local delicacies in the area and immersing myself into the culture. The move to a new office and family day was another highlight, it was great to meet everyone’s families and see a different side to everyone.
‘Meeting my promotion target and achieving a record quarter in my second full quarter here.’
What do you like about Frazer Jones and The SR Group?
I am working with the most experienced HR recruiters in the market – I love being able to witness the grit and resilience of the consultants here and how they’ve faced the turbulence of a volatile market during and post the pandemic. Another highlight is how the team puts culture first and will always prioritise a collaborative and welcoming environment and this was evident throughout my interview process. We never sacrifice quality here both with the consultants hired and the deliverance to our clients, it’s apparent in the long-lasting relationships that have been crafted over the years.
‘The team puts culture first and will always prioritise a collaborative and welcoming environment.’
What are the misconceptions of being a recruiter in the HR industry?
It’s not as easy as one may expect it to be, there are many facets to this industry and unexpected challenges and scenarios that you can never predict or prepare for. When it comes to working with people, there will always be factors that we cannot control and that is something we learn to accept whilst working in this industry.
‘There are many facets to this industry and unexpected challenges and scenarios that you can never predict or prepare for.’
If you could provide advice to someone who just started or is keen to progress in the HR industry, what would you say?
Make sure HR recruitment is a sector that you will genuinely enjoy and then ask yourself why. Do your own research, speak to professionals in the industry and make sure you have a genuine curiosity and interest on how you can see your career developing long term within this field. As a very relationship-driven industry, HR candidates will always remember the recruiters that left a lasting impression on them, and of course you should hope that it’s always a positive one!
‚Speak to professionals in the industry and make sure you have a genuine curiosity and interest on how you can see your career developing long term within this field.‘
If you’re interested in a career in HR search and recruitment, please do get in touch.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.