Tamara Holmes
27 September 2022

Careers with us: Tamara Holmes

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.

Tamara Holmes is our NSW Area Manager. This is her story.

What has been your path to PERSOLKELLY?

I returned to recruitment and joined PERSOLKELLY in 2019, after having my son. During that time, the business was going through a rebrand, which I assisted in as an Area Manager for Sydney West. In 2021, I moved into a Perm Business Manager Role and now am the Business Manager for Sydney West.

How long have you worked in the recruitment industry?

It’s now been 20 years!

I started out in recruitment in 2003 with an internship, and I haven’t left since! Having worked at a number of recruitment companies, I joined PERSOLKELLY in 2019 after my son was born and have had three promotions during this time.

I love working in the recruitment industry. It’s fast paced, you’re always learning and meeting new people.

Did you learn different skills?

You learn something new every day! I am open to continuous learning and development – I participated in the APAC ALPs Rising Leaders Management program last year, with other future leaders within PERSOLKELLY.

I continuously grow my skillset with the recruitment business into roles such as Consultant, Senior Perm, Account Manager and Business Development Manager positions.

I enjoy every challenge that presents itself and give it 110%.

What kind of opportunities have you been given at PERSOLKELLY?

Management, Growth, Learning and Development, training, leadership, onboarding new team members and support.

Biggest lessons learnt in your career?

People are the hardest product to sell and only 2% of sales are made on the 1st try.

It’s the continuous follow ups that get a result. Try and try again.

Best advice you were given?

That growth takes place when you are challenged, not when you are comfortable.

Would you recommend PERSOLKELLY?

PERSOLKELLY provides you with flexibility, a great work/life balance, support, and career pathways.

If you’re looking for a progressive, social, and scalable company that provides flexibility and values and supports their employees – PERSOLKELLY is the place for you!

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.