Q + A with the newest member of our Talent Advocate team – Dori Crabbs

One of our favourite things about the way we ‘do things’ at affix is the long-term, genuine connections we make with good humans every day. These connections tend to lead us down wonderful and serendipitous paths. Such is the case with our newest teammate and Talent Advocate, Dori! Once upon a time, Dori’s husband sat in the job-seeker’s shoes and found his happy place via our very own Adam Grabish. Fast forward a few years and a coupl’a cuppas later, and voila – we’ve got ourselves a Dori!

Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Dori brings a wealth of experience and excitement as she plugs into all things recruitment in the Design space across Brisbane and Melbourne. She’s a part-time yoga teacher, a mama to two pet water dragons, and the kind of person you should really get to know.

Without further adieu, here’s a peek into the life of Dori:

Q + A with Dori Crabbs, our new Talent Advocate!

Tell us, what do you do at affix?
I’m looking after all things design recruitment and also plugging into the world of digital up in Brissy with the lovely Eron and Shannon.

What impact do you hope to have?
I hope to contribute to the wonderful relationships the great peeps at affix have and stand true to my values of being honest and authentic while helping navigate candidates’ way through their job search.

What attracted you to working at affix?
I love affix’s mission and vision of being transparent and a real partner to both candidates and clients offering a true service instead of the classic ‘suit wearing, bell ringing’ recruitment.

What work trends are you seeing in the design space?
There are so many wonderful creatives out there. Over the last two years, loads of designers have left agency work to go freelancing. They are still as creative as ever while coping with some mental distress over the new working models and challenges around being your own boss. Hats off truly!

What tech or trend are you personally loving right now?
Human-centric trends, I love how so many companies are transforming to have the real human experience more and more included in their core model.

If you had to deliver a TED talk tomorrow, what would it be about?
How to stay humane and true to ourselves in real life. (There’s too much external noise nowadays!)

What’s your superpower?
Apparently, I have a calming voice, but I’ll promise I won’t sing lullabies to people! 🙂

What’s something many people don’t know about you?
I didn’t talk to adults as a 3-5 year old (not even to say hi!) because “adults talk nonsense”… this has changed now as you can see choosing communication as my career… (but maybe I was right back then?)

What’s the most useful thing you own?
My journal, I love recording great (and not so great) moments of life.

What are you listening to, reading and/or watching right now?
I’m a bit of an old soul and classic at heart, love reading books about the old times. I’m obsessed with L.M. Montgomery, Canadian writer, author of the Anne of Green Gables books, I’ve read all of the sequels and now I’m reading her journals from 120 years ago, fascinating!

What’s your favourite mental health/productivity hack?
Meditation, especially chanting – it really helps closing out all the noise of the world.
Also watercolour painting, watching the paint flow on paper is so satisfying!

Ok last one… time for ‘would you rather’!

  • Would you rather have whatever you are thinking to appear above your head for everyone to see or have absolutely everything you do live-streamed for anyone to see?
    • Real-life speech bubbles sound cool, although pretty scary too!
  • Would you rather sneeze chocolate or have your tears taste like cheese?
    • I’m dairy intolerant, so at least I could have some cheese in my life that way…
  • Would you rather go a year with no eyelashes or go a year with no eyebrows?
    • No eyebrows, I could draw some cool ones for a year.

Connect with Dori over on LinkedIn and give her a big warm welcome into the world of affix recruitment!