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.
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.
Name: Alexander Speedie
Nicknames: Speedie, Speedster
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.
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 [email protected]
Until next time…