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About me

Hi there! I'm Catherine Tonkin.

Here's a little bit about me...

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I have spent the last 15+ years working with a broad range of organisations, sourcing often hard to find people to fill an extensive variety of roles.  These were jobs in senior and middle management, administration, contact centres, marketing, communication and more.

I have recently, like many people, been affected by the impacts of  COVID-19.   I intimately understand the frustrations and challenges of seeking work in today’s climate from both sides and have found this a good time to reflect and move forward in a positive way.

I am also a mother and know first-hand the fears and hardships young people face in these difficult and changing times.  I am at the coalface of helping navigate a path to security and satisfaction, both for myself and my family.

 

So I found myself asking – 'What do each of these people need?' and 'What do they have in common?'. This is the answer – each needs an advocate and an advisor with passion and experience, to help navigate a way to not only recognise their goals but to support them and reach them.  That’s what I have  done for so many people.  I can do that … so here I am.

I feel genuinely honoured when my client selects me to be the one to partner with them.

What do I bring?

I bring a genuine passion.  I add value to my client by ensuring the delivery of a personal customer experience.  Simply, that means, I will work with you every step of the way, from start to end!

I bring experience. My recruiting work spans working across the Financial Services, multiple Corporates, Government and Not for Profit sectors.  For each of these, I provided a bespoke search and selection service. I have placed 100’s of people in temporary, contract and permanent positions and in doing so I have enabled them to contribute to the organisation sustaining its competitive advantage.  This only happens when you appoint the right person, in the right position, at the right time.  That takes experience.

 

I bring respect.  I am aware of the vast array of challenges facing people in the employment sector today. I value the importance of each individual’s needs as well as the needs of the organisation and always focus on providing a seamless process to all, keeping them informed each step of the way. I thrive on all aspects of the relationships that I form and genuinely am honoured when my client selects me to be the one to partner with them.   I am good at what I do and I take it very seriously. 


I bring a solid industry reputation.  I have a proven history of providing service excellence and have extensive networks.  I also have a strong reputation for superior delivery and for providing a partnership approach every time, both with the job seeker and companies searching for quality staff.

 

I bring confidence.  I know the experience that I bring to this industry and I also know that I can be this vital link between people looking for employment and the companies looking for quality people to join them.   It is something I find both challenging and rewarding.  I just love it!

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I am so thrilled to get to know you and understand your feelings and thoughts about moving your career forward, or simply guiding and advising you on the way to find your next role!  

 

I’m excited to be able to share my experience and knowledge with you.

The level of service was above and beyond my expectations!

Catherine played a pivotal role in my employment over the past 16 months. As a Senior Managing Consultant; Catherine excelled at her position.

After stepping away from my permanent role I contacted Catherine to assist me in my next venture. She listened to my employment goals, comprehensively assessed my skills and qualifications, experience, personal attributes and strengths. I was provided an interview for the position I was interested in and was placed for the assignment.  It was seamless.

Catherine continued to touch base when role became available at organisations I had expressed interest in working for. Her professionalism and outstanding communication gave me options on my career direction. Just recently Catherine had another four roles for my consideration. The level of service was above and beyond my expectations.

I would like to highlight how much I have appreciated the feedback Catherine provided for my resume and particularly the interview preparations. Her advice was succinct and clearly outlined what areas needed fine tuning. I felt informed and better prepared for the interview process.

I have no hesitation in recommending Catherine!

Cheryl T.

Let me help you get the job you deserve!

I know the experience that I bring to this industry and I also know that I can be this vital link between people looking for employment and the companies looking for quality people to join them.   It is something I find both challenging and rewarding. 

I just love it!

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