Career Progression: Kevin Mutembei – Senior Consultant
“I work with an experienced and down to earth team who go out of their way to support you and encourage you – no matter their own wins or losses. That makes coming to work every day a joy rather than a chore.”
Why did you join psd?
I came from a small recruitment business in Beckenham, which was very much focussed on local roles plus some ad hoc opportunities in London City. The attraction for me was twofold – exposure to a large and established business with global reach and the opportunity to work with a Managing Director who has over 30 years’ experience.
Tell us about your psd career so far.
I’d had no previous experience of working in a 360 recruitment role before joining psd, and it really helped that my manager allowed me to explore different working styles and find one that suited me. In my first year, I placed a Director at full fee with a client that we had never placed with before. Since then I have focussed on learning my market and keeping on top of changes and trends. I was recently promoted – which was a personal target I had set for myself.
What are your career aspirations with psd?
I would like to manage my own team and grow my markets further. I am always amazed at how many clients have known about psd for years – it’s been great to work for an established business with deep roots across a range of sectors.
What is most rewarding about your job?
The team I work with and the opportunity to create and refine my desk. I work with an experienced and down to earth team who go out of their way to support you and encourage you – no matter their own wins or losses. That makes coming to work every day a joy rather than a chore. It’s also great when a complex assignment comes to fruition and the client is delighted with the end result and come back to us again and again.
Do you have any advice to anybody thinking about joining psd?
I remember thinking psd’s brand wasn’t as strong as some of the bigger players in recruitment – I was wrong! This is a values based business with a rich history and loyal clients, an extremely experienced leadership team and colleagues who will always help no matter the challenges and regardless of seniority.
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