What is your role and how long have you been with Collins McNicholas?

Regional manager in the Cork office with Collins McNicholas two years.

How did you get into recruitment?

I returned from Australia to London and was working in the hospitality industry as a restaurant manager. I was headhunted to work in Hospitality recruitment in London. From there I moved sideways into a Technical Engineering recruitment role.

What are the biggest changes you have seen in recruitment since starting your career in 2003?

All roles that we work on for clients are now ‘hard to fill’ roles, there is no such thing as an easy role anymore. Ireland has also lost a huge amount of educated and talented candidates in the last 5 years and so the pool of candidates has decreased and is ever decreasing due to the rate of emigration.

Recruitment is now a much more mobile industry with smartphones and cloud computing. Recruiters do not need to be at their desks anymore to get the job done.

What is the last/current book you are reading?

Terry Pratchett – Equal Rites

What are your hobbies?

Reading, running, swimming, generally keeping fit and surfing when I get the chance.

What is going to be the next big thing in recruitment?

I think it will be interesting to see what happens with LinkedIn. This is a relatively new recruitment tool which is evolving daily. It will be interesting to see what happens next with LinkedIn.