Name: Max Stuart
Job title: Recruitment Consultant
About me: Brightest hair in the recruitment industry! Originally from Coventry but moved t’up north in 2014.
What I do: I recruit the best in the video game industry across Art and Design here at Aardvark Swift.
Favourite game: League of Legends
Favourite TV series: Peaky Blinders
Aardvark Spotlight: Max Stuart
Max specialises in 2D and 3D art and some design roles as well, and focuses on placing his candidates in their dream job.
What is an average day for you?
I usually get to the office around 8 and go through emails and online applications that have come in, and spend the rest of my day consulting with my candidates and clients through either Skype, calls or Linkedin. Just chatting to people most of the day really which I always find fun and interesting.
What do you love most about being a Recruiter?
Everyday is never the same. It can be tough – sometimes you’ll think you’ve done some really good work and nothing comes from it, but you’ve just got to keep working on your roles and good things happen. It’s very varied, which is fun and exciting, and It feels good to develop strong relationships with candidates and clients alike.
Did you receive any training?
When I started, I did a 12 week training plan with Glenn our performance manager, and I’ve done some further training with an external company, which has all been very useful in my job and helped me succeed.
What did you before you started at Aardvark Swift?
I worked as a Marketing Assistant but I found it quite boring sitting behind a desk and not talking to anybody for 9 hours a day. I’m quite sociable and like to have set goals to aim for, so this suits me much better!
What drew you to Aardvark Swift?
The industry we work in is fun and different, and I’ve always fancied working in sales.
How would you describe your Aardvark Swift Journey?
It’s been successful far and the future looks pretty promising, so I can’t wait to see what’s going to come next.
Did you ever consider recruitment?
Not initially. When I was looking for a new job I went to a recruitment agency and told the consultant my skills and experience and she asked me whether I’d ever thought of doing recruitment… And here I am!
What are the perks for working for Aardvark swift?
We get early finishes on Friday, and we get a long lunch so we can go to the gym which breaks up the day and makes me more productive in the afternoon.
Favourite memory so far?
I once got a call from a candidate who had been made redundant and was a little stressed that he was unemployed. Within 2 days I had him interviews set up and he actually started his new position 7 days after he got in touch!