Name: Chris Golding
Title: Recruitment Manager, Australia & New Zealand
Region: Australia and New Zealand
Time with company: Since January 2013
What do you do and what are you working on at the moment?
I’m the Recruitment Manager for our Australia team based out of our Perth, Western Australian office. I manage the Recruitment business across Australia and New Zealand. I have been with the company for nearly 9 years and hope to be here for 9 more –if they’ll have me of course.
How did you get into your current career?
I was lucky enough to grow up in Muscat, Oman, where my father worked for a global Oil company. That is where my interest in the Oil and Gas industry grew. After completing school in Oman, I moved back to Bristol in the UK to finish my education.
After graduating, I took some time trying to decide what to do with my life until I landed my first job in Recruitment in 2003 with a specialist IT recruitment company. After a couple of years, I decided to head back to the Middle East and accepted a role in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. From there, I also worked in Dubai and Qatar before moving to Australia in 2011. I spent my first 2 years in Australia with generalist recruitment agency before joining Energy Resourcing Australia in January 2013, and as they say, the rest is history!
What’s the best part of your job?
First and foremost, it’s the team I get to share my day with, my ‘9 to 5’ family. With so much time spent at work, it’s so important to have a great team around you. Secondly, but no less important, I love helping and supporting others to achieve their goals. Whether that’s one of the team, helping a candidate find their next dream job or creating a solution for one of our clients, I find this extremely satisfying.
What challenges have you had to overcome to get to where you are today?
I have lived in a number of countries throughout my life, with very diverse cultures. I have had to adapt quickly to understanding new practices and learning new cultural norms within my personal and professional life. Although challenging at times, these challenges have blessed me with good friends from all over the world.
Any words of wisdom you live by?
Enjoy your life in the “NOW” and stop wishing for what you don’t have. Take stock and appreciate what you do have.
What keeps you at Energy Resourcing?
This has been my longest ever job, for a good reason. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Energy Resourcing and can see so much opportunity across the group. I have a feeling the next 5 years are going to be very exciting for the business as a whole.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Apart from living the Australian dream, I enjoy the gym, cycling and more recently have found my old running legs after many years hiatus.
If you hadn’t got into your current career…what would you have become?
A professional water slide tester
What was the last book you read?
The Barefoot Investor
Are you looking for a job or a company to assist in finding the right people for your organisation?
We are a global company specialising in the recruitment of staff and contract candidates within the Mining, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Refining, Power & Renewable Energy and Construction sectors in Australia. Please feel free to get in touch for a confidential discussions whatever your requirements.
Reach out to Chris Golding today for a well-crafted recruiting strategy to attract talented people with the capacity for success.