Para Consultant Nikole Curtis is celebrating one year at Hunter Campbell. We talk to Nikole about her job and what she enjoys doing at work and outside of work.
Nikole works in our Supply Chain team, providing key administrative support to the consultants and assisting in the recruitment process.
Hunter Campbell Founding Partner Ken Webb says in the often-frenetic world of recruitment, Nikole brings a level of calm to the team.
“She is the glue that holds us together and she helps to ensure the process we run is a smooth one. Over the last year Nikole has taken on additional responsibility and she now also provides assistance and support for the Hunter Campbell Waikato office. It’s a pleasure having Nikole as part of our team.”
What do you like most about your job?
I enjoy working with people so that’s one of the things I like most about recruitment. It is rewarding working with candidates and helping them get a new job.
I also love the Hunter Campbell work culture too. Everyone is so good to work with and as a team, we have a lot of fun at work and at our social events.
Tell us about your career journey to date?
I went to the University of Auckland and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Classical Studies and Ancient History. Then I got my first job as a Sales and Service Representative before moving into Workforce Planning where I organised staffing for a large contact centre. After a few years, I headed off to do my OE so I moved to London where I worked at the Law Society and travelled. One of the places I spent a lot of time was Kenya, where I volunteered teaching children. That was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.
I came home to New Zealand in 2017 and got a job as a Workforce Planner and Catering Recruiter. I was there for a year before joining Hunter Campbell last year.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
There isn’t just one thing, but I really love being part of our Supply Chain, Operations and Procurement team. Ken, John, Wayne and I work well together, we help each other out and we complement each other.
What does your average workday look like?
Every day is different. I start by catching up on anything that’s outstanding and then I could be shortlisting candidates, following up on placements, making sure candidates have provided all documentation relating to a role, advertising roles or helping with projects.
Name three things you would do on your perfect day off?
I’d be travelling with my backpack on, probably in Africa. It’s my favourite place and I’d either be volunteering, on a safari, on a trek or all three!
What is the nicest (or strangest) compliment you have received?
Sometimes candidates are not successful in being offered a role but they still send really nice emails saying how grateful they are for all the help, which is always appreciated.