Meet the Artisan Team: Shamim Razak



Freelance Multimedia Account-Director Recruitment Sydney, Freelance Design-Director Recruitment, Senior DTP Roles Sydney


What is your role at Artisan?

Talent Sourcing Specialist

 

What is your proudest moment working at Artisan?

Well there's been a few over the years. The highlight would definitely be when I billed a $100k during my first quarter as a 360 degree consultant and at the same time hit my personal goal of running a 500 hour temp desk.

 

What has been your weirdest/funnest moment at Artisan?

Weirdest for me, funniest for everyone else moment has to be the dance / rap lip sync for Push It. Death.

 

What does a typical day look like for you?

Talking to candidates - lots of it. Finding new talent - lots of it. Running interviews and understanding candidates skill sets and building talent pools for the team. There's quite a bit of admin involved too which I do not like one bit but part and parcel.

 

How many years have you been in the industry?

6.5 years in recruitment. I didn't realize I've crossed 5. Wow.

 

Take a look at how many years we have combined! Watch our video.

How do you express your creativity?

Absolutely love abstract painting. If I were good at it I would make it my career. I do sell minimalist digital art prints online through Etsy. And I do enjoy cooking and trying my hand at fusion recipes.

 

What is your hidden talent?

I recently discovered I can actually keep a plant alive. That talent was definitely hidden for a long time. And if Marie Kondo hadn't figured out a way to make money from organising cupboards and shelves before I did, it would've been call the KonSham method.

 

You’re happiest when?

Lately it's when the sun is out and I can be in the backyard tending to my plants with music playing for company.

 

What advices would you give a 12 year old you?

Mint Ice Cream tastes like toothpaste and you should never bite into a cod liver oil capsule.

 

Where is your hometown?

Chennai, India

 

Describe yourself in three words.

Realistic. Observant. Straightforward.

 

 

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