27 February 2023

Careers with us: Luke Jesson

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.

Luke Jesson is our Recruitment Consultant, based in Melbourne. This is his story.

What has been your path to PERSOLKELLY?

I started my career in Real Estate as a Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Agent followed by a Job Agency Business Development role.

I then moved into a Business Development Manager position for Blue Collar recruitment for a little while, then landed a position at PERSOLKELLY as a Recruitment Consultant for perm and professional Recruitment

Was it challenging to change careers, and how did PERSOLKELLY help with the transition?

Yes and no. I had experience in sales and candidate engagement, however Agency Recruitment is a lot different. PERSOLKELLY provided a comprehensive induction process. More than anything though, the culture in my team to help each other is like none other I have worked in.

Did you learn different skills?

Yes, I continue to upskill and learn. I had a more blue-collar background when first entering the industry and the white-collar business is quite different. However, PEROLKELLY have the training and interview guidelines (for clients and candidates) to assist – along with supportive management and teams.

What kind of opportunities have you been given at PERSOLKELLY?

PERSOLKELLY offer a ‘warm desk’ model with high profile clients, which provides the opportunity to work on and grow my client list. This is all you can ask for in a sales role – to get yourself started.

We also have access to many platforms to use to recruit and prospect. I have established respectable relationships with other divisions to share prospective and active clients.

Biggest lessons learnt in your career?

Be resilient.

Best advice you were given?

Take the bad with the good. It’s all swings and roundabouts if you keep making calls, meeting candidates and clients.

Why you love working at PERSOLKELLY?

PERSOLKELLY provides you with flexibility and work/life balance, my team works three days in the office and two at home – a good mix. The office feels like a home away from home.

I feel valued and excited about the future.

You will feel a true sense of culture from day one. Feel supported. You learn every day and your future is up to you.

Why do you love working in the recruitment industry?

I like “doing deals”, I like forming strong relationships with clients and I like working with people and the satisfaction of finding them employment they are grateful for.

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.