Richard’s Story – joining a purpose-driven business in New York

Richard Kent, Acre

I wasn’t applying for new roles when Lisa contacted me. Something about her email and persistence caught my attention, so I took her call. Not only did she present a position that aligned perfectly with an industry that I am passionate about (sustainability); but over a series of calls, she really took the time to get to know me and make sure that this was the right fit. Since joining Acre (my new firm), she and her team have followed up regularly. You can tell they care about their candidates, and want us to succeed. Were I not incredibly fulfilled in my new role, I would gladly take another call from FIFTEEN WEST. 

What inspired you to work with FIFTEEN WEST? 

I’ve taken many calls from other recruiters through the years. But quite often I’ve been underwhelmed by the quality of my experience. I felt like Lisa really understood the role and the client she was presenting; she took the time to get to know me; and her professionalism and follow up was impressive. In short: I felt like she knew what she was doing.

How has the new job impacted your life?

I was on a great team before, but in my new role, I feel more engaged and fulfilled than I have in a long time. I’m able to work with clients and talk with candidates who work in a space that I am passionate about. And the team and culture here are a great fit it makes saigning in every morning MUCH easier. 

Any advice for others on their job search?

General advice: Interviewing isn’t like riding a bike. It’s different being on the other side of the table, so take a call every now and again. You never know when that perfect role will come your way. Specific advice: take the call from FIFTEEN WEST.

Would you recommend FIFTEEN WEST to others? 

Yes. I already have.