Finding a partner who truly understands your career aspirations and supports your growth can be a game-changer, as Mike Moran can attest to. Back in 2018, it was Robert Walters Manchester consultant Mat Knutton who helped reignite Mike's professional journey in the North of England.
At the time of their first interaction, Mike's primary goal was to relocate to the North from London and continue his professional growth towards becoming a Chief Product Officer. This transition presented its own set of challenges, but with Robert Walters in his corner, Mike found himself in capable hands.
"I wanted to establish myself in the North and work towards becoming a CPO. Since then, I've worked with Robert Walters and now work as a Product Director overseeing multiple departments."
Taking the time to understand Mike’s career aspirations and challenges meant it wasn’t long before Mat found an opportunity for Mike as a Product Manager at Covea Insurance. It was Mat’s transparency and communication that made the career and life move a smooth transition.
“Robert Walters has been there to help me grow my network in the North and has helped place me in some amazing roles that have helped me grow and move forward in my career.”
With the foresight of Mike’s ambition to become a CPO, Mat has made sure to be on hand with industry insight and career advice to support Mike’s aspirations, taking his partnership with Robert Walters a step above a standard recruitment relationship. "Robert Walters played a crucial role in my growth and has always been there to offer support when needed."
A couple of years after their first interaction, Mat was appointed to find a candidate for a Head of Product position at The Floow. His ability to consistently identify and secure top talent meant he knew exactly the candidate for the job. Mike’s expertise and ambition, coupled with Mat’s network and support was a recipe for success. Taking a significant step towards his goal, Mike took on the role at The Floow, where he is to this day.
Trusting Mat’s ability to match roles with the right individuals, Mike has since turned to Robert Walters to source talent for multiple roles at The Floow.
“In the past, some recruiters have promised a lot and delivered very little. What’s a breath of fresh air with Robert Walters is good quality honest communication and expectation setting.”
A standout aspect of Mike's experience with Robert Walters was their focus on building meaningful relationships. Unlike transactional recruiters, Robert Walters delved into the unique details of both clients and candidates, understanding that each placement was more than just a professional transaction. Beyond the professional interaction, Mat has also acted as a trusted guide, assisting Mike in critical career transitions.
In essence, Mike's journey with Robert Walters illustrates the significant impact a strong recruitment partnership can have, from navigating career shifts to building high-performing teams. “It started off as a very professional relationship but over the years I’ve developed a great relationship with Mat and attended quite a few social events. It feels like I have a family of people looking out for my future and career path.”
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