Name: Sarah Stewart
Title: Recruitment Specialist
Region: Perth, Australia
Time with company: Since May 2022
What do you do at Energy Resourcing?
I’m a Recruitment Specialist for the Australian mining and energy market. I source suitable candidates via word of mouth, advertising and headhunting based on the criteria given to me by my clients. More than looking at people’s skills and experience, I like to dive a little deeper to look at the pace of the department and workload and consider my candidates’ personality fit with the company culture. As well as putting people forward for jobs, I schedule their interviews, gather feedback and negotiate offers. I view my recruitment desk as my own business and thrive on the challenge of building up my candidate placements.
How did you get into your current career?
I was first told about a recruitment job by my sister who was recruiting for white-collar labour roles at the time. After working for about seven years in hairdressing, I felt it was time to find out what else I could do. I applied and got the job. I was supporting the Production and Distribution Services team in the Western Australian blue collar labour market. I would consider it a ‘baptism of fire’ into recruitment! After a few life and career changes over the years, the opportunity to join Energy Resourcing came along.
Are you working on any specific projects at the moment?
I am currently recruiting for several different roles and projects in the mining and energy space. Currently, I have roles in safety, environment, document control and administration.
What’s the best part of your role?
Most of all, it’s helping people find the right role for them and sourcing great people for my clients. I like people – both meeting them and helping them – so I feel this role is a good fit for me.
What is the most challenging part of your role?
Recruitment is a very dynamic job. There is always something to do and someone to call. I think managing expectations can be challenging sometimes, but I find that having open and frequent communication is a good way to help manage this.
Any words of advice for young graduates?
Be bold and brave. If you view life as an experiment, there are never failures, only learnings. Personal growth is always worth it, no matter how uncomfortable it may feel at the time.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I have a keen interest in cryptocurrency and enjoy learning about the future of finance whilst being a mum to a very spirited five-year-old. I also love getting out in the garden and plan to create a productive little veggie oasis in the backyard this year (complete with a worm farm!)
What was the last book you read?
I don’t often prioritise time to read books, but I have recently purchased ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’, which is sitting on my bedside table. I’ll finish it one day!
Film you watched?
I recently rewatched ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. I watch films to either switch off or learn something new, so it’s either something mindless or mindful, depending on my mood.
Music you listened to?
I often listen to Lofi Girl or a podcast – I like Joe Rogan or Mysterious Universe for something a little more entertaining. I’ve also been adding to a great playlist with songs recommended by people on Twitter. It’s a crazy mixed bag of genres and voices. I love it!
Are you looking for a job in HSE, Document Control or Administration?
As a Recruitment Specialist servicing the Australian market, Sarah helps HSE, quality assurance and project & corporate support candidates land their dream job in the mining and energy sectors.
Reach out to Sarah today for a confidential chat about her open roles and where you may best fit with your skillset and experience.