19 November 2021

Careers with us: Kristy Borg

We’re committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and positive workplace. Our teams are reflective of the communities in which we operate, and we value the unique contribution each member makes to PERSOLKELLY.

Kristy Borg is our Recruitment Consultant, based in Western Australia. This is her story.

What has been your path to PERSOLKELLY?

After completing high school, I took a hospitality management course before starting work in the hospitality sector, moving my way up within the company. I worked across a variety of roles, including banquets, switchboard, reception, team leader, duty manager and front office manager. I left the hospitality industry as I wanted to try something new and I also wanted to get away from shift work.

I then started working in the travel and tourism industry as a travel consultant, where I worked in differing capacities over the course of twenty years.

When COVID hit in March 2020, I was in Mauritius on a work trip, which wrapped up early to avoid getting stranded overseas. I hit the ground running when I got back to the office and honestly thought it would be over and done within 3-6 months.  After hours of cancelling and refunding, I started to realise that it would be a while before borders reopened and people could travel freely again. Twelve months on, I decided to start looking for a new opportunity and it was then I was introduced to PERSOLKELLY Recruitment Manager, Caroline Hanley, who saw potential in my transferrable skills. She offered me a position as a permanent recruitment consultant.

As a mother of two young children I have always worked but not in a full time, Monday to Friday capacity.  Moving into a corporate environment has certainly been a great move for my career as it frees up my weekends to spend with my family and friends.  The working environment is very flexible and working from home arrangements are in place for those days when you’d like to attend a school assembly or take the kids to the dentist.

Nearly six months in and I am really enjoying the larger team environment and the ability to make my desk my own, not to mention the relationships I’m building with colleagues, clients & candidates.

Onwards and upwards!

Have you been learning different skills?

I have, including new systems, but the skills of customer service and relationship building were transferrable.

Biggest lessons learnt in your career?

Don’t take anything personally and don’t hold grudges.

Best advice you were given?

Listen and learn from the wealth of experience around you!

Why you love working at PERSOLKELLY?

The team is amazing and growing every day, and can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.

Why others will love working with us?

Lots of room for career growth and movement.

What you love about our offices?

The kitchen on level 3 is the size of some people’s apartment! The office is in a central and convenient location. It’s also new and fresh, which I love.

Do you feel PERSOLKELLY provides you with flexibility and work/life balance?

Absolutely, I hurt my leg about 3.5 months into the job and as I hadn’t accrued much sick leave, I was able to work from home.

We’re always on the hunt for great people to join our team. If you’re confident and caring, proactive and passionate, smart and resourceful, and want to kick-start or continue your career in helping others achieve their career goals, then we’d love to hear from you.

To register your interest in a future with PERSOLKELLY, visit our careers page.