Tammy Tong

Office Manager

Tammy Tong Team Administrator HorizonOne Recruitment Canberra

How did you get here? Describe your career history and background that led you to your role at HorizonOne.

I am originally from Sydney, where I was working in the logistics industry. I moved to Canberra in early 2018.

Once in Canberra, I started off by undertaking some temporary administration roles before I applied for an admin contract through HorizonOne. When I met with Sarah Tamasi, she mentioned that they were looking to fill the Team Administrator role internally and I jumped at the opportunity to work in a different industry with a great team, so I happily accepted the permanent opportunity with HorizonOne. I was recently promoted to Senior Team Administrator, which is exciting.

What kinds of things are involved in your role?

I am the first point of contact in assisting clients and candidates with their enquiries both over the phone and when they come to our office.

Additionally, my role requires me to carry a range of tasks on behalf of the consulting team, including conducting reference checks, scheduling interviews and preparing candidate contracts. I enjoy helping the consultants manage their workload where I can.

Ultimately, the main function of my role is to ensure everything runs smoothly in the HorizonOne office! Which in turn makes the consultants’ jobs easier.

What do you like best about your role or working in the H1 office?

I really enjoy being able to provide support for everyone in the office when I can. Admin is inherently supportive, so it suits me as I like to help people and I get a lot of satisfaction from providing support to the entire office.

The pet friendly office is also a really great aspect, it’s the perfect way to brighten our days and make the office feel like home. And it’s not just dogs, even my budgie, Hulk is welcome! I love having him come and hang out for the day.

What do you enjoy about working in the recruitment industry?

Recruitment is a really fast paced industry – the HorizonOne office is always buzzing and everyone is always on the go; I don’t like being bored at work, so the busy environment really suits me.

I also like the fact that at HorizonOne, the consultants are so efficient in helping their candidates find their next opportunity. I really enjoy helping people and I’ve found that HorizonOne is geared toward helping both candidates and clients have the best experience possible, which is great.

Who is the biggest stirrer in the office? Give us a good example?

I think it’s a tie between David Harrington and Simon Cox. I’ve seen how they interact with each other and others in the office; it’s funny how they can appear so professional and then hear these stories of them getting up to mischief!

What is something you do outside of work others might be surprised by?

I really enjoy cooking Vietnamese food and trying to get up to my Mum’s standards. I am currently trying to perfect a bowl of pho at home by myself, which has been a challenge!

My partner and I are still really discovering Canberra, so we really enjoy doing the things that not many Canberrans get into because they’re considered “touristy activities”. It’s great to have so many galleries and exhibits on our doorstep!

Something that may surprise you; I also actually really enjoy going fishing with my partner. Exploring and discovering and new fishing spots around Canberra and down the Coast is one of our favourite things to do.