In the next installment of our Meet the Team blogs, we find out more about our super star Talent Manager Claire Lowe.
Over to you Claire…
Tell us a bit about yourself outside of recruitment…
I love spending time with my very spoilt Dachshund Evie and my partner Blair. On the weekends you might find me out shopping, taking the dog for a walk, doing a bit of DIY or catching up for brunch with friends.
How long have you been in recruitment, and how did you get into it?
I have been in recruitment now for seven years both agency recruitment and internal. As part of my degree at AUT I was required to do some work experience which I completed in recruitment and the rest is history!
Why did you join BrightSpark?
After meeting with Lisa I felt a lot of our ethics and beliefs aligned which is very important to me. For me, recruitment is all about the people and what we can do to help. I also really liked that BrightSpark has a focus on helping startups and charities, two things that are close to my heart and interests.
What do you love most about recruitment?
There is nothing better than seeing a candidate really succeed in a role. I also love being able to help people that may be in difficult job search situations, such as just having relocated to NZ or having been made redundant.
What do you love most about technology?
I think technology can be fascinating the deeper you dig. Just because something may not seem interesting from the outside, sometimes the more you find out about the inner workings and technologies, it can end up being the most exciting project with the biggest impact.
What roles do you enjoy recruiting for the most?
My real passion is in the development space. I love learning about what technology can do and achieve.
What is a random fact about you people might not know?
For 13 years I danced competitively! Ballet, musical theatre, Jazz, Hip hop and contemporary.
What makes you a good recruiter?
It is a bit of a cliché but I really love what I do. Whether dealing with clients or candidates, they can tell if you are being genuine, and I truly believe that sometimes it is abouthaving those “difficult” conversations to show true intentions.