My Brilliant Recruitment Career – Alex Moore
What was your earliest dream job?
To be in the police – so much so that I actually ended up working for Merseyside Police for a short period.
What was your first job in recruitment and how did you come into it?
After university, I was encouraged by a close friend to work for a ski season. This work with the ski company led to me later working for its recruitment team in London. After a while, this experience brought me into the world of property recruitment. Since then, I have never looked back.
Who is your role model – in life or in recruitment?
My grandpa – having worked hard in banking for years, he retired early. Having raised a family of four, he still has a level head (just), and he sets a fine example to follow.
What do you love most about your current role?
I recently transitioned to lead our real estate services team. We have a team of seven. I like it because we have a spread of experienced and new hires. We can serve our clients well because we offer service on both a contract and a permanent basis. Offering both is a great place to be in, and we have a good mix of people with lots to go at.
What would you consider to be the most brilliant moment of your career?
The recent move has been a highlight for me. The company has provided great support to help me move into this role, and continues to develop
What’s your top job to fill at the moment?
I’m working with an international freightliner, which is searching for a senior real estate surveyor to cover its portfolio in the South-East of England.
What is your signature dish?
Chicken and chorizo jambalaya.
Laugh or cry, what did your most memorable candidate make you want to do and why?
I wasn’t laughing or crying – I was out of breath. I once had a candidate booked in at the last minute for a final interview. I wanted her to be well prepared, so I jumped on my bike and rode from our offices [in Hanover Square, Central London] to her flat in Wandsworth [South-West London] to give her the brochure from the client. Fortunately, she got the job.
What’s the best or worst interview question you’ve ever heard?
What kind of animal would you like to be?
What would you regard as your theme tune?
Changing by Sigma.
Alex Moore, associate director, Macdonald & Company