With the support and guidance of VU staff, Chris Skevo built the knowledge and confidence he needed to succeed in the recruitment industry. During his studies, he gained skills that saw him rise from graduate to team leader in just two years.
"Throughout my course I was taught great time management, and given solid recruitment and counselling foundations. The support I received from the course coordinators was outstanding. They helped me learn how to better understand my clients by equipping me with the confidence to converse and build a rapport with people. In fact, the best thing about my course was the teaching staff – they honestly made it what it was!
When I graduated, I gained employment quite quickly with a hospitality recruitment company called Cutting Edge Group. I started off as a Recruitment Resourcer, was then promoted to Recruitment Consultant, and finally to Recruitment Adviser. This would have to be my greatest career achievement – moving through the ranks from graduate to team leader in just two years. I feel that VU has been the key-driving factor to my employment success.
I’m currently working at Slade Group – a recruitment company that has been around for 40+ years. My role involves dealing with high-paced, difficult roles in the corporate/commercial sector.
My next step will be to work towards being a Recruitment Manager/Adviser or HR Advisor, or work for Victoria University in relation to my field. I’m also considering going back to VU to complete a masters in guidance and counselling, or HR!"