Tom Butters

Consultant

Nicknames: Tommy

How would you summarize what you do at Kinexus in one paragraph?
I help people to better their working lives and careers through finding them the perfect role for themselves. If someone is unhappy or unmotivated in their current role, they often don’t know of the opportunities out there available to them. In my role, I inform them of these opportunities and allow them to make a considered decision about their next career move.

What do you like best about working at Kinexus?
Dynamic yet friendly working atmosphere

What’s your favourite part of your job?
Dealing with candidates through the many stages of the recruitment process, and helping them to better their careers.

What has been your least favourite job and why?
Vine pruner in Tasmania. I was working outside in the Tasmanian winter, for very little money, and being spoken down to every day by my boss, all in order to get a second year working holiday visa for Australia.

What is your favourite interview question and why?
What can you bring to this role? Very open question, so the answer will be completely different for every person, and will help you to learn more about that person.

What makes you happiest?
Beer and great company.

Who’s your personal hero?
Winston Churchill

What are your 2 favourite albums? Why?
Childish Gambino – Camp. Am a huge hip hop fan, and this album is a hidden gem of the modern US hip hop scene
James Bay – Chaos and the Calm. He has an amazing voice, can play a variety of instruments exceptionally, plus he’s English!

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Intermittently playing football and surfing at the beach.