Meet our team: Paul 'Put the coffee down' McKernan

FMCG Senior Sales Consultant… untenable.
Since: Dec 2015

How did you end up working at Denholm?
I called Marisa (Carroll, COO of Denholm) because I wanted to get into FMCG sales & marketing recruitment and Denholm has a great reputation in that space.
Away from work, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Drinking, hanging out with the kids. Drinking some more.
Tell us something not many people know about you.
I’m one degree of separation away from being really really good friends of The Boss (Bruce Springsteen).
Latest guilty pleasure?
I’m a very big fan of Bonne Maman Strawberry Mousse – it’s the food of the Gods.
Who is your ‘must follow’ on social?
My 8 year old daughter – ‘Saskia Vlogs’ – her daily videos of nonsense.
What was the last book you read and/or last film you watched?
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, Tyrants and World-Class Performers and ‘American Pyscho’ on DVD. They help me get by.
What would be your advice to someone entering recruitment?
Talk to people, talk to more people and then some more. To be a good recruiter – pick up the phone!
If there was one thing you want people to know about your job, what would it be?
It’s not quite as easy a job as some people think; it’s not simply sending CV’s (that somehow miraculously appear on our desks). To be a good recruiter requires bundles of skill, dedication and a belting attitude!

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