Want 15 years of financial management success? Here’s how…

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Want 15 years of financial management success? Here’s how…

As we approach the end of 2018, it’s a fitting time to take the chance to reflect on the year that has been.

But this week, I found myself looking a little further back - to when West Recruitment first began helping people find their next career step whilst helping companies source the best talent available- way back in 2013.

One of the first candidates we successfully assisted was Harald Gosche. Harald is a highly experienced and successful Financial Controller who has a strong manufacturing background, having worked with several high profile manufacturing companies.

Fast forward 15 years and Harald is still a part of the West Recruitment family – working in a role he truly loves.

We first connected Harald with Australian building product manufacturer CSR, one of Australia's most trusted brand names for residential and commercial construction products. There, Harald contracted through West for over 2 years- earning excellent feedback.

After completing his assignment with CSR, we then placed Harald with James Hardie Building Products on a 6-week contract that ran for over 3 years! Again Harald received excellent feedback (and multiple full time job offers to stay on).

After successfully completing his contract with James Hardie, West then recruited Harald into his current position with US manufacturer, Pentair. Harald has currently been with the business for over five years, having guided the Australian business through difficult trading times and back into the black.

What is most impressive in this story is that Harald has continually been successful in what is a very competitive market.

"It's a very competitive market and I've had to rely on West Recruitment's expertise and honest advice. I've used that in all of my interviews. You get to know what the client is looking for in terms of candidates and with that advice, you bring those skills or characteristics into the interview and by and large it helps you a long way in securing that role." – Harald Gosche, Finance Manager, Pentair

It is virtually unheard of for a recruitment agency to have a Candidate on consecutive contract assignments for as long as Harald.

Harald is not only an integral part of the West story, but the epitome of how a long term relationship should work in a recruitment environment.

We attribute our success in helping Harald to approaching our relationship as a partnership. By understanding Harald’s and skills and motivations, we were able to effectively match him with the right roles and accurately represent his service offering and experience to prospective employers.

And Harald has generously shared this success with others.

"In my 15 years of working with West Recruitment, I've recommended many contractors and family members to work with them as they are the best recruitment agency I've found." – Harald Gosche, Finance Manager, Pentair

So as we close out 2018 and look to the year ahead, if you are contemplating your career options or would like to have a chat about the market, we encourage you to reach out to the friendly team at West team to discuss how we can help you land that next dream job!

We also see Harald’s story as a great example of how more professionals are seeing consulting/contracting as a viable form of employment where they get the chance to experience difference environments, systems and business cultures.

Are you currently thinking about the future of your career?

At West Recruitment, we're excited to have helped many accounting and finance candidates transform their careers and find their dream roles. Check out the video to hear what Harald and some of our other successful candidates had to say about how West Recruitment helped them achieve their goals.

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