What is your work/career background and how has that shaped you for your current role?
I grew up in Canberra and moved to Tamworth (regional NSW) ten years ago where I initially worked at Sigma (737 planes), starting in reception and then moving into accounts and payroll positions. During this time, I went back to Uni to do my Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and then on to do my MBA (Financial Marketing and Marketing Management), which I have recently completed. The study opened some interesting opportunities in Tamworth, one of them at Fairfax Media as editor of graphics and the other with Aboriginal Medical Services writing tenders for Government funding.
I decided to move back to Canberra early this year and with experience in both industries; finance and marketing, felt that my skills for recruitment would be a great fit!
What are you most excited about achieving over the next 12 months?
I’m looking forward to growing my connections and helping people progress in their careers. The candidates I work with are in the Accounting and Finance industry and I’ve occupied many similar roles to the ones we’re exploring together. I can relate, I’ve walked in their shoes and am well positioned to guide them.
My goal over the next 12 months is to be known as a coach for my candidates, and not merely as a job placer. For my clients, gaining a deeper understanding of their needs so I can add maximum value to their recruitment process and to the connection with their new team members.
How would you describe HorizonOne’s culture?
It’s supportive. Our office space is an open one, so we are in tune with what each other is working on. There is often spontaneous assistance from a team member or one of the leaders with feedback or suggestions. People are genuine about helping their team members do well.
Work Life balance is a reality here, there is flexibility, and this means to me, a high level of trust. It’s a positive and friendly atmosphere, next level work culture!
What might we be surprised to learn about you?
I may appear measured and calm on the outside, but I have a very ambitious fire underneath.
What I’m most proud of is that I completed my master’s degree in 1.5 years, with a HD score of 95, a record for the Torrens University and while working full-time.
But the one interesting fact that may surprise, lies in my last name; Wentworth. My great grandfather, William Charles Wentworth led the expedition in 1813 to cross and discover the Blue Mountains. I like to think I got my adventurous spirit from him.
Who is the biggest stirrer in the office?
That would be David, he is very witty. It’s his back-handed humour that produces laughs in the office.