Be-IT continues to grow apace. We're taking on a lot of talented people. Last week we introduced you to Sinead, this week it's the turn of a young (OK, not quite so young) man who has spent a long time in recruitment, but principally overseas. However, it's much easier if he tells you about himself...
Name: Matt Wolstenholme
Job title: Senior Consultant
What other jobs have you done apart from being a recruiter?
Foreign Exchange after leaving school and joined the recruitment industry at 23.
What it your biggest disaster at work (anywhere)?
Arranged an in-country client interview programme from Saudi Arabia to Manila – shortlisted 30 candidates and 6 showed up.
What make a good recruiter?
A good listener, lots of effort and doesn't take rejections too seriously…being able to sense an opportunity also helps
Favourite food and drink and where in the world would you like to be when you are having them?
Singha beer / Pad Thai – Koh Samui, Thailand
Recommend a restaurant and/or bar for us?
Longs bar Dubai or Stills Yas Island Abu Dhabi
What’s your view of the market just now – where are the real challenges?
New to the market here so I guess I’m the challenge…
What do you think Be-IT brings to the Edinburgh market?
Being a specialist in its field and embracing the new technologies associated with recruiting
Favourite (non work) website and why?
BBC – world review in one place and a good sports section
Favourite (work) website and why? –
Be-IT and Firefish…make some money (makes a change from LinkedIn! - Ed)
Favourite techie gadget?