Today, Alex Speedie is up in our ‘Pulse Gets Personal’ series. After being with the team for almost two years, Alex has just recently been promoted to the Senior Consultant role – and we couldn’t be happier for him. Besides that, Alex is known for setting the atmosphere in the office with great house music, his utterly British accent and love for sports and strong English breakfast tea.

Career Related

Tell us your story of how you got into recruitment: When still living in London, I was looking for a new role so I got an interview at a recruitment agency as a candidate. When I left after the interview, I discovered that I left my coat in the building. When I came back to get my coat, they offered me a position as a recruiter and I have been in recruitment ever since.

Years in Industry: Three.

What inspires you to go to work every day? The fast paced environment that recruitment offers. The interaction with colleagues, candidates and clients along with the many office laughs that are a guarantee every day.

Career Achievements: Definitely my recent promotion into a management position at Pulse as a Senior Consultant. Also, being able to gain commercial experience in countries that I have chosen to relocate to in the past.

Finer Details

Name: Alexander Speedie

Nicknames: Speedie, Speedster

Hometown: London

Currently Live: Randwick, Sydney

Occupation at Pulse Recruitment: Senior Consultant

How long have you been at Pulse Recruitment: Almost 2 years

Siblings: My sister Suzie

Pets: My flatmate

How do you spend your spare time: Playing Sports, listening to music, laying on the beach and discovering new things outdoor.

Regularly playing on Spotify: Tech-House and electronic music along with some Jazz from time to time

Breakfast meal of choice before the workday: Chobani 0.5 (an office favourite as it seems in the fridge) with some berries and muesli. Along with lots of coffee.

Dream Travel Destination (or favourite place you’ve been): My favourite place that I have been to must be the French Alps. A Dream travel destination would be Tibet and the Himalayas.

Currently Reading: Novels from Oscar Wild

Favourite film: Scent of a woman, I love Al Pacino’s speech at the end

Pick your poison: Red Wine, specifically Malbec

What three things can you not live without? Music, good friends and making fun

Who’s your idol (and why?): My uncle because he has been a father figure to me and inspired me to be ambitious and achieve great things.

Do you have any hidden talents? I’m an amazing singer, amongst the hard hearing.

What makes you the happiest? Introducing good friends of mine to each other

Name one cool thing on your bucket list: Sailing around the world with a team.

What do you want to be when you grow up? As a kid I wanted to become a doctor, nowadays I want to be successful in my career and be happy.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever heard (or been given): Keep your powder dry.

Rapid Fire

Red Wine or White? Red

Mountains or Beach? Mountains

Country or City? City

Dogs, Cats or Reptiles? Cats

Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn? Autumn

As a Senior Consultant, Alex manages the IT & Technology branch of Pulse Recruitment and specialises in sourcing Sales professionals with experience in selling solutions such as Cloud, SaaS, IoT, M2M, API, Security, Software and Hardware. Feel free to reach out to Alex at alex@pulserecruitment.com.au

Until next time…

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