Next up on our ‘Pulse Gets Personal’ series is our colleague, Adam McDougall. If you haven’t met Adam, he’s best described as “the loudest person in the room” – but all in a light hearted way. Adam certainly keeps us on our toes with his enthusiasm, talent and competitive spirit.

Career Related

Tell us your story of how you got into recruitment:  I was looking for a job, so I booked in an interview with a sales recruitment firm. During the interview, the company asked me whether I had considered getting into recruitment. I ended up doing four interviews on the same day with them and got offered to work with them as a sales recruiter.

Years in industry: 6 Years

What inspires you to go to work every day? What inspires me to go to work is developing people in the recruitment industry by making use of their natural skills and raw talent. Prior experience is not always necessary.  Also, the thought of that mansion by the beach I will be buying someday.

Career Achievements: Becoming the Associate Director within 2 years of working at Pulse Recruitment along with surviving in recruitment for this long.

Finer Details

Name: Adam McDougall

Nicknames: Big Dog, Hairy

Hometown: Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Currently Live: Coogee, Sydney

Occupation at Pulse Recruitment: Associate Director

How long have you been at Pulse Recruitment? 3 Years

Siblings: 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother

Pets: An uninvited Possum that eats all the plants on my balcony and rooftop

How do you spend your spare time? Gardening, going to the beach and traveling.

Regularly playing on Spotify: House music mixed in with some 90’s Brit Pop classics from time to time.

Breakfast meal of choice before the workday? Runny poached eggs with bacon & sourdough toast

Dream Travel Destination (or favourite place you’ve been)? My dream travel destination would be Sulawesi in Indonesia. The favourite place that I have been is Palawan in the Philippines or maybe Sipadan of the coast of Borneo.

Currently reading: New Zealand Lonely Planet as I am heading there next week and E-Myth revisited by Michael Gerber

Favourite film: As it is Christmas time, I will go for Uncle Buck

Pick your poison: Red wine or aged cognac

What three things can you not live without? Sunshine, good food and great company

Who’s your idol (and why?) David Attenborough because he is a living legend and has been an inspiration to so many people.  Also, he is great to listen to with a hangover.

Do you have any hidden talents?  Growing extremely thick chest hair. This has lead to winning the prize for the hairiest chest in the Southern Hemisphere.

What makes you the happiest?  Having a good meal with a bottle of wine on a sunny afternoon with loved ones.

Name one cool thing on our bucket list:  Swimming with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo Reef

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I was little I really wanted to be a weatherman. Now I never want to grow up.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever heard (or been given): It’s a corny one. Be ambitious and follow your dreams…

Rapid Fire

Red wine or white? Red

Mountains or Beach? Beach

Country or City? Country

Dogs, Cats or Reptiles? Reptiles

Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn? Summer

Adam is specialist Sales Recruiter with over 6 years of local market experience. With a proven track record within the Sydney market, he continues to build exceptional working relationships with both his candidates and clients. Adam is a true specialist within the recruitment of experienced sales professionals across the Leasing, Media and Training & Development sectors. Drop him a hello!

Until next time…