Ahhhh…Sonia. Let’s face it. She doesn’t really need an introduction, but we’re gunna anyway coz it’s fun! With more than 15 years of recruitment experience, Sonia is hands down one of the legends of the industry. You think Sonia, and you immediately think leadership, integrity, honesty, HARD work and results. ‘Humility’ is her middle name, double-barrelled with ‘genuine’ but most importantly, she also holds a Cert IV in ‘humour’ from the school of cheekiness. We adore her!
Having just returned from maternity leave (now a mother of 3!), we are thrilled to have Sonia and her ‘Masterchef’ baking skills back!
Sonia specialises in the world of digital, product and data science. Sonia also leads our Talent Advocate team and runs exclusive leadership appointments and projects.
Have a gawk at the Q & A we did with her…..
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING WITH AFFIX?
‘Definitely the people. Some I’ve known for a looong time, and I absolutely love working with them. Great ethics and values, great fun, and people I can still learn from’.
‘Jarrad’s pretty amazing and offers a lot of opportunity and flexibility, but that’s enough niceties about him’…
WHAT MAKES AFFIX DIFFERENT TO THE OTHER PLACES YOU’VE WORKED?
‘Well it’s the first small business that I’ve worked for, and I love being a part of our company’s success. Our value prop is very different from any company I’ve worked for, and I love that we have the best interest of people front of mind. I also love that we work with emerging organisations and technologies’.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE OUR CUSTOMERS?
‘Pretty damn innovative. Smart cookies’.
WHAT SORT OF ROLES DO YOU RECRUIT?
‘Digital and Technology. Everything from Data Science to Digital Product to Projects. Diverse’.
WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR AT AFFIX?
‘Baking and an opinion. And maybe some colourful language from time to time’.
WHAT TECH TOOLS/SKILLS ARE IN DEMAND RIGHT NOW?
‘Data Science is a big one, especially Consulting and Big Data’.
WHY DO YOU LOVE YOUR SPACE?
‘The people. There are some very clever people doing some meaningful and progressive things. I love learning all about it’.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE AFFIX WORK ETHIC?
‘We work hard, but we know how to have fun. Collaborative and ambitious. Honest’.
WHAT’S ONE THING THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU’RE HAVING A BAD DAY AT WORK?
‘Someone’s always there to lend an ear, make you a coffee or get you lunch’!
IF AFFIX WERE A FOOD, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
‘Something sweet that packs a punch – a lemon tart’??
‘Food, baking, cooking but foremost my family – too adorable not to mention’.
PIE OR SAUSAGE ROLL?
‘Pie all the way but with tomato sauce’.
WHAT DOES A NORMAL SATURDAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
‘It looks like craziness’.
‘Someone’s probably awake at 4 am, 5 am if I’m lucky. Trying to get little ones out the door for various activities. Cruising around the city or Collingwood for a bit of lunch and the obligatory gelato’.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE EMOJI?
‘If there’s a crazy faced emoji, then that would be my favourite. Pretty much sums up three kids and a career’.
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