27 September 2022

Careers with us: Ritu Shripad

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.

Ritu Shripad is our Associate Consultant, based in Queensland. This is her story.

How long have you worked in the recruitment industry?

The Recruitment Industry was new to me, as I had no previous exposure to it.

In my previous role in India, I was a labour relations manager, it was there that I realised I wanted to pursue a career in Human Resources and studied for a Master’s in HR. This is when I developed an interest in processes such as hiring, training, and interviewing, and soon realised recruitment was where I wanted to create a career.

I am now an Associate recruiter at PERSOLKELLY focusing on STEM – Temp recruitment as well as assisting with Government recruitment.

No one day as a recruiter is the same, and it is challenging. I appreciate and respect how a recruiter can make a real difference in people’s lives. As an international student living here and now working full-time as a recruiter, I feel as if I’m representing a lot of my candidates, not to mention that through recruitment, I can change the lives of some of them, which I’m very proud of.

Did you learn different skills?

I learned skills like sourcing, managing the candidate pool, hiring, time management and effective communication skills

What kind of opportunities have you been given at PERSOLKELLY?

I started my career as an Associate Recruiter; it was a new field for me. As soon as I joined the team, I underwent extensive, and supportive training. I was trained in Fast Track, posting advertisements, creating targeted candidates and clients, and much more.

I was also given the opportunity to advance further and focus on the STEM-Temp Desk and work on a few government roles. All these opportunities gave me the ability to work towards developing myself into a Recruitment Consultant. 

Biggest lessons learnt in your career?

If you like your team and working environment, you will look forward to coming to work every day.

Team collaboration is the key to both organisational and individual growth.

Best advice you were given?

Asking for help is a sign of strength. If you are unsure what to do, always ask for help. It may take you 10 minutes to figure out what you have to do about the task that can be done in 2 minutes with proper guidance.

Why you love working at PERSOLKELLY?

I enjoy working with PPERSOLKELLY because of its culture and the people who are part of it. My values align with those of PERSOLKELLY, as PERSOLKELLY believes in diversity and inclusivity along with great teamwork.

I also believe PERSOLKELLY is at the forefront of flexibility and work/life balance because they prioritise health above all else.

Why others will love working with us?

PERSOLKELLY is very welcoming and gives everyone a fair chance. The teams help to grow and nurture you, which enhances your confidence and willingness to do bigger and better things.

Additionally, you have a wide range of opportunities not only in the positions and roles you can hold, but also in the regions PERSOLKELLY is located in. PERSOLKELLY is the largest recruitment firm in APAC, with over 45 offices in 13 countries!

Why do you love working in the recruitment industry?

Career has a significant impact on people’s lives; gaining or losing an exciting opportunity can drastically alter people’s lives. Coming from a different country, I understand how important it is to find a job that you enjoy. A recruiter is someone who assists people in acquiring their ideal job. Working on a job where both the candidate and the client are grateful and excited about the outcome is deeply satisfying.

It is challenging and demanding at this moment, and not everything we do is enjoyable, but it helps you develop skills that will benefit you throughout your life, such as people management, patience, and interpersonal skills and many more.

If you want a career that is not monotonous and allows you to connect with people on a personal level, recruitment is an exciting choice. It will not only teach you life lessons, but it will also connect you with some extraordinary people. It’s very rewarding to call someone with good news and hear the joy in their voice.

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.