Meet the Recruiter - Rodrigo Cruz | Undutchables

Meet the Recruiter - Rodrigo Cruz

Categorie: Meet the Recruiter

We have shared a lot with you about our company, our events, the Netherlands as a country and their traditions. We feel like it is high time you got acquainted with some of our colleagues. This ‘recruiter’ blog will give you more insight into the life of a recruiter, the challenges they face, their most memorable moments and their guilty pleasures. This week we will introduce the The Hague recruiter, Rodrigo Cruz. Enjoy!

1. How did you end up in recruitment?

By accident! When I moved to the UK from Australia I had some contacts from Aussie recruitment agencies with branches in London. When I moved there, I sent a message to one of my contacts and, long story short, I started working as an International Resourcer for a Nursing agency.

2. What are the most/least enjoyable aspects of recruiting?

Most enjoyable: Finding people their dream jobs.

Least enjoyable: Trying to find the “unicorn candidates” for extremely demanding clients.

3. What is the biggest challenge of the job?

Probably the fact that we are dealing with people. Everyone is different. You get to meet people from different walks of life, which is great but can also be challenging.

4. What has been your most memorable moment in the job?

The whole day 1 at Undutchables. It was my very first job in The Netherlands and I was very happy (and overwhelmed) about it.


5. What is the most common mistake you see candidates making, apart from the obvious typos?

Applying for jobs where a certain language is required, but they don’t speak that particular language.

6. If you were to have a job outside an office environment, what would be your dream job?


7. What's your guilty pleasure?


Quickfire questions

Q: Coffee or tea

A: What's tea?

Q: Sun or snow?

A: No preference. Love them equally.

Q: Are you a morning or a night person?

A: Night

Q: If you could go any where in the world where would you go and why?

A: Brazil. Simply, because it’s home.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give

Winston Churchill

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