Tell us a little about yourself?
Kylie McIver, I am the Director for Ambition in Victoria. I have 17 years of experience in agency recruitment, in which I have personally recruited in the Accounting Support, Senior Finance & Healthcare sectors and have lead teams across the white and blue collar market.
What made you start your career in recruitment?
I was working in an accounting support role and registered with an agency to find a new role, the consultant that I met with was going back to the UK and thought that I would be a good replacement for her. I met with her manager, and within a week, I was offered a role in recruitment, working for one of the largest agencies in the world. It was an easy transition for me as I started out recruiting the roles that I had worked in, making it easy for me to identify top talent and take them to the market.
What do you see as the most exciting part of the Ambition journey?
I am excited by the opportunity to create a culture where everyone feels valued and able to be their best. I am a hands-on leader and don’t ask anyone to do something that I wouldn’t do; this has helped me create teams who believe in my vision and who support each other to achieve it.
We’re thrilled to have you on board, what has been the most defining moment in your career so far?
The most defining moment of my career was taking on an underperforming team, by creating belief, and giving them the time and tools to increase their confidence, we increased our year on year result by 75% and were nominated for Team of the year.
We’re proud of our pride values, what values do you think are the most important in business?
I believe the most important values in business and life are Integrity, respect, and compassion. I believe everyone is on their individual journey, and there is no one size fits all when it comes to bringing the best out in people. I also believe that Managers become Leaders when people follow them as then they are completely on board with their vision and have complete trust in their judgement.