Hannah Openstein

Meet Hannah

Published on 9th December 2016

We spent five minutes with our superstar, Melbourne recruiter Hannah!

How did you get into recruitment?

A very good recruiter sold me the dream and recruited me. I have a very strong background in Client Relationship Management and Business Development Management, so I suppose it was a natural fit.

What’s the best thing about your job?

That I get autonomy to run my own desk / mini business. In addition to that, I get to talk to a lot of Senior people and learn a lot about organisations that I otherwise would never get any exposure to.

When I was growing up I wanted to be…?

Well, I first wanted to be a check out chick at Woolworths because I liked the sound of the beeping when you scanned your groceries. But then I changed and wanted to be a Singer. I can’t sing though so that was an issue.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

It’s hard to remember the best piece of advice that has been given me. But it’s true what they say – it’s all a numbers game, and your time will come.

Go with what you’re good at!

What’s your best piece of advice to job seekers?

Follow your gut, do your research, take a chance! Don’t be afraid to sell yourself – we want to hear your worth.

What’s been your career highlight thus far?

Besides working for a celebrity chef, I would say coming into an industry (both finance & recruitment) that I previously had zero knowledge about, and turning out to be an expert in my field – learning from & dealing with a variety of Senior Stakeholders across the market every day.

Who would play you in a film your life? And, If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would you be?

Actress – Kate Winslet.

Celebrity for the day – Beyonce.

If I didn’t work in recruitment I would be…?

Beyonce… Or in the Health industry.

What makes you still want to work for Ambition?

I consider this team my family. I love the people I work with. And I learn a lot from them every day.

What does Ambition mean to you?

Striving to be the best version of you, you can be. Never giving up, being resilient, pushing through the rough times to get to the good.