Next up on our ‘Pulse Gets Personal’ is our good pal Laura Bury. She’s known in the office for her good style, her hybrid Scottish/English accent, and her mean upper cut punch when we do team boxing in the Domain. Laura joined our team earlier this year and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board. Read her full story below!
Tell us your story of how you got into recruitment: My brother works in recruiting and his job always sounded really interesting. I think it’s a great career as it gives you exposure as to what jobs exist and what people do for a living. After graduating, I moved to Sydney from Scotland with the vision of working in recruitment.
First job: In a clothing store
What inspires you to go to work every day? The people and atmosphere at Pulse. My job allows me to easily measure my achievements, which is a huge motivator.
Career achievements: Moving abroad and finding full-time work is a major milestone. I’m also proud of recently bringing on a new major TV network company as a client.
Name: Laura Bury
Nicknames: Bury, Lazza
Hometown: Perth, Scotland
Occupation at Pulse Recruitment: Market Research Specialist
First day at Pulse Recruitment: March 2016
Pets: No, I wish! (Editor’s Note: I’m sensing an ‘I wish’ trend here from the staff. Hint hint – office dog anyone?)
How you spend your spare time: Eating my way around Sydney (Laura’s tip: Artichoke dip at Bondi Hardware). I also enjoy exercising and exploring new parts of Sydney (Laura’s tip: Nielsen Park!).
Regularly playing on your Spotify: Alessia Cara
Breakfast meal of choice before the workday: Porridge (no sweetener) and coffee, of course.
Dream travel destination (or favourite place you’ve been): Favourite place, Sydney (hence why I moved here) and dream place is Italy, preferably Tuscany.
Last book you couldn’t put down: Escape from Camp 14
Favourite film: The Town or Taken
Pick your poison: Dark rum with apple juice
What three things can you not live without? Friends, food and my hair straightener
Who’s your idol (and why?): My brother Tom who lives in Hong Kong. He’s achieved a lot in his career and he’s really driven. Plus, he’s the one who got me into recruiting.
Do you have any hidden talents? I can make a mean food belly.
What makes you the happiest? Laughing uncontrollably with my friends.
Name one cool thing on your bucket list: Traveling to Iceland.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Head Hunter
Best piece of advice you’ve ever heard (or been given): Don’t let someone tell you you’ve done something wrong, if they haven’t told you how to do it right.
Red Wine or White? Red
Mountains or beach? Beach
Country or city? City
Dogs, Cats or Reptiles? Dogs
Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? Summer
Laura specialises in the media space here at Pulse Recruitment. If you’d like to collaborate with this gem, feel free to email her at [email protected]
Until next time…