Next up on our “Pulse Gets Personal” series is our candidate manager David Crawford. David is definitely the loudest in the office and has an undeniable passion for recruitment. So let’s hear from him!
Tell us your story of how you got into recruitment: After university, I spent four years working in policy for the Scottish government. I left to find a faster-paced environment and started in sales and finance. Once I moved to Australia it became clear I could combine all the skills I’ve learnt from previous roles into recruiting, specifically for sales and finance. Made some calls, got an interview the next day and locked in the contract by the end of the week. Best career choice I’ve made.
Years in industry? Under 1 year so far.
What inspires you to go to work every day? Placing candidates in good roles and the general buzz of the business. Building solid relationships with clients. You never know how any day is going to pan out to which is exciting.
Career achievements? In recruitment, making three placements in my fifth week with Pulse. Generally, moving abroad and finding careers in Asia and Australia in the last few years.
Full Name: David Michael Haig Crawford
Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland
Currently Live: Manly, Sydney
Occupation at Pulse Recruitment: Candidate Manager
Length at Pulse Recruitment: 2 Months
Siblings: 1 Brother and 1 Sister
Pets: No way
How you spend your spare time: Drinking, socialising and eating, I do too much of them all.
Regularly playing on your Spotify: Soluman, various house and tech. I also throw some 80’s music in there from time to time.
Breakfast meal of choice before the workday: Poached eggs, sourdough, tomatoes and smashed avo. Has to be the biggest influence Australia has had on me.
Dream travel destination (or favourite place you’ve been): Dream – Russia or Mongolia
Currently Reading: Sword for Hire (Border Wars Book series)
Favourite film: Withnail and I. It’s a ridiculous film about out of work alcoholic actors.
Pick your poison: Good quality Amarone or Barolo, aged Speyside Whiskys.
What three things can you not live without? Wine, Seafood and Steaks.
Who’s your idol (and why?): Haven’t really got one, at my age, it would be a bit weird to have an idol. But I would have to say, my old man, he was a wonderful human being.
Do you have any hidden talents? None really, unless you count drinking wine in large quantities.
What makes you the happiest? The sun, sea, good food, drink and company. Or Scotland winning at any sporting event
Name one cool thing on your bucket list: To milk a snake of its venom. I am mildly obsessed with venomous snakes.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Smash it in this industry. I’m as grown up as I’ll get and that’s not saying much.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever heard (or been given):
Never forget who you are and where you come from.
Life can be brutal but there is always something good around the corner.
Red Wine or White? Red
Mountains or beach? Mountains
Country or City? City
Dogs, Cats or Reptiles? Snakes, but not in the house.
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? All four in one year.
Until next time…