Name: Edmund Liu
Title: Senior Recruitment Specialist
Region: Perth, Australia
Time with company: Since May 2013
What do you do at Energy Resourcing?
I am a Senior Recruitment Specialist for the Perth, Western Australia office. My daily duties include speaking to candidates and matching their career goals with our clients’ demanding selection criteria. Apart from candidate sourcing, I also assist with clients’ benchmarking rates, to both educate and be in line with current expectations of the market.
How did you get into your current career?
Straight out of university and having attended multiple interviews, one interviewer sold me the idea of it being a ‘hunt’ for candidates to match jobs. Within three months into my job, I bagged my first permanent placement, and the rest is history. The pure joy of building my candidate network and them coming to me for their next role is a wonderful feeling that keeps me moving forward.
Are you working on any specific projects at the moment?
Working on the data migration from our old database to iCIMS. Having acquired all the data from our old recruitment system, we needed to ensure a systematic approach of gaining the most value from it whilst adhering to the global data privacy act. All care is given to ensure we maintain the history/conversations/data of our current and past contractors and candidates.
What’s the best part of your role?
Finding the ‘unicorn’ candidate that clients tell me they have tried to find for months!
What is the most challenging part of your role?
The most challenging part of the role is keeping myself motivated and driven, but also dealing with the emotional rollercoaster that comes with the role. That winning feeling can suddenly turn due to candidates not taking up the offer or clients changing their minds.
Any words of advice to young graduates?
Treat people how you would like to be treated, even if you’ve been treated unfairly yourself.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Fishing, fishing, fishing!
What was the last book you read?
Books are never my best friend – I find learning is best for me via videos or human interactions.
Film you watched?
‘Fury.’ Being ex-trained military, this movie is by far the most brutal and true. The other would be ‘Saving Private Ryan.’
Music you listened to?
Christian music and at times musical scores from ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Phantom of the Opera’, etc.
Are you looking for a job in the oil & gas, mining and construction sectors?
At Energy Resourcing Group, Edmund is a Senior Recruitment Specialist specialising in recruiting within the areas of Engineering Design for the oil & gas, mining and construction sectors. He also has a strong focus on Civil/Structural Engineers, Mechanical/Piping Engineers, Process Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Instrumentation/Controls and Communication Engineers.
His continued success in recruitment is the result of his ability to target hard-to-reach candidates and his excellent understanding of clients’ requirements.
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