Meet Goz, the latest member of our growing Melbourne team and our second consultant to go through the newly launched Design & Build development program- 'Building Blocks For Success'. While Goz has previous experience in real estate he'll be applying his property knowledge to working within the residential construction space and will be going through the 'Building Blocks For Success' program to learn and develop his skills and knowledge within recruitment while being supported by both his fellow construction team and our dedicated learning and development resources.
During his first week, we wanted to find out a little more about Goz; what attracted him to recruitment, why he chose the Design & Build team and what he hopes to get out of his training and recruitment career. Read his answers below:
What was it that attracted you to a career in recruitment?
I was attracted to a role in recruitment because I love working with people. When you place someone in a job, you’re not only changing their life but also their families 'lives too. I also have developed an interest in property and working within my new discipline within residential construction, I will have the opportunity to see some really cool projects.
What does Building Trust mean to you?
For me, building trust is critical for any relationship, whether it be personal or professional. Trust means that you can rely on someone else to do the right thing. If you believe in a person’s integrity and strength, you're willing to put yourself on the line- sometimes at some risk to yourself - to vouch for them. I believe building trust with clients and candidates is one of the most important aspects of my role as a Recruitment Consultant, and I aim to achieve this by communicating openly and speaking in an honest and meaningful way.
What drew you to Design & Build and what are your goals as you grow and develop with the company?
When I came across Design & Build, I noticed that their values aligned very closely with mine. I wanted to work for an organisation that focuses on honest communication, doing the right thing by their clients/candidates and I appreciated their vision to become the most trusted Recruitment agency in Australia. Furthermore, I loved Design & Build’s focus on training and development. This is important for me as I transition from Real Estate to Recruitment. My short-term goal is to learn more about the residential construction industry and build the high-end construction desk. But as time goes on, I would like to assume more management responsibilities and get involved in business strategy.
What motivates you to work hard?
I am motivated when I'm set a challenge. The pressure to make a difference in people’s lives and the need to prove that I can leap over whatever hurdles are placed in front of me, drives and motivates me to achieve whatever goal I have set. The satisfaction you feel when you experience a 'win' is also a big motivator.
What is your biggest fear?
I am not a big fan of rides, especially the ones that take you upside down 50m in the air!
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
New York City. It’s my favourite holiday spot and I can definitely see myself living in a penthouse overlooking Central Park!
Once again, welcome to the team Goz- we’re excited to have you on board and can’t wait to see what you achieve! If you’d like to find out more about Goz and the residential construction roles he’ll be working on, you can contact him on:
Phone: 0410 559 652