Q + A with the newest member of our Talent Advocate team – Mitch Lawrence!

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Meeting and hiring people so they can meet and hire people has been our jam lately. We’ve been considerately and considerably growing, and a natural side effect has been connecting with humans we couldn’t imagine our work life without.

Mitch Lawrence? Has been one of them.

But Mitch’s charisma was just the beginning of this (platonic) love affair. We quickly realised he also lives and breathes affix values like ‘Do right by others’ and ‘Give it a go’. He’s the kind of person who’s steps ahead of you in knowing what you want or need. And he likes to go out on a limb to try something new, even if he’s never even heard of it before.

Mitch just started a cool new role (Tech Talent Advocate) at a cool new company (#itme 👋). Now he’s keen to help you do the same. But first? We think you should meet Mitch!

Q + A with Mitch Lawrence, our new Tech Talent Advocate

Tell us, what do you do at affix? 

I fetch the best coffee Brisbane has to offer for my fellow workmates so they’re caffeinated for the hard day ahead! Jokes…

What impact do you hope to have with affix?

One of wondrous magic! Hah. No, I’m hoping for a positive impact, I want to assimilate myself within the team and become integral to the success of the business. 

What attracted you to working at affix?

The work environment and culture. Also the camaraderie, everyone appears to reach out and share the experience with their fellow team members and it’s a great environment to be a part of. 

What are you seeing in the recruitment world, particularly in 2022?

I’m personally seeing a big swing in WFH opportunities and people wanting new and different challenges in their employment. It feels like Covid had a reset button for a large group of people who now want to shake up their work environment or what they do each day for a career. 

What tech or trend are you personally loving right now? 

Robot vacuums, the future is here now! 

If you had to deliver a TED talk tomorrow, what would it be about? 

Aquariums 

What’s your superpower? 

Sleeping through 5 alarms without waking up. 

What’s something many people don’t know about you? 

When I was younger, I travelled to South Africa to compete in the world titles for Trampolining.  And came 7th overall. 

What’s the most useful thing you own?

My belt, it keeps my pants from falling down.

What are you listening to, reading, and/or watching right now? 

Listening to: Fake Doctors, Real Friends Podcast 

Watching: I’m doing a Community rewatch right now. 

What’s your favourite mental health/productivity hack? 

Lists! I’m a list man, nothing feels better than crossing off a list of tasks. 

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

  • Would you rather communicate only in emoji or never be able to text at all ever again?
    • Never be able to text. I prefer phone calls 
  • Would you rather go back to kindergarten with everything you know now or know everything your future self will learn?
    • Go back to kindergarten I guess. My future self would only bring me more knowledge of my failures haha.
  • Would you rather always have wet socks or a small rock in your shoe?
    • Definitely wet socks. A rock in your shoe is the worst feeling

 

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