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Joshua Tan - Principal Consultant

"I was being interviewed by 2 Top billers in 2014-end in the Singapore office (one from Commodities and another from Funds), hoping to join the Funds team as I had a background in finance. But I guess the experts see my potential. I was assigned to the Commodities team. So I started everything from 0.

I found it hard to adjust initially due to my lack of recruitment/industry knowledge. But with my hard work and determination, and because we are specialised in the specific area, it allows me to pick things up rather quickly.

After building up my confidence through a series of successful deals, I stormed into the Energy market by placing one very senior out of market candidate (8 years not working), and it was my first centurion deal. It took a lot of hard work and meetings, but well worth it. Being in Phaidon International as a micro-specialist consultant, I could not have identified this gem without market knowledge, which I have acquired through my daily interaction with top senior / mid-senior candidates and being commercially minded. This was the start of many great things to come. 

I went on the close a couple more single centurion deals, build up the energy desk from scratch and hiring like-minded individuals to grow the business, to run the most profitable team in Singapore, hitting both my individual and team targets. I finished as the second top biller in 2017 (Singapore), and currently the top biller in 2018 (Asia), on track with my goal to achieve my next promotion.

I have come a long way, had my fair share of ups and downs, but it has all turned out good in the end. Now I look back, being a specialist drives my success and this is what Phaidon International is strong at. I am happy to be on this journey. Just as Jahangir Kan said, "Without hard work and discipline, it is difficult to be a top  professional.” We have only one life to live. So live it well."


 

 

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