22 Jul Get to know Christine…
Get to know Senior Consultant, Christine Bangor-Jones, aspiring baker, Canadian and former drama student!
Q: What skill would you like to master?
How to make bread! I love cooking and I’m good at the savoury stuff but always end up with a soggy bottom when I try and bake!
Q: When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
In general, tips for interview and how to make your CV stand out but quite often we will end up chatting in general, whether personal, career direction or what they want to achieve
It’s important for us to really get to know our candidates, so we place them in the right company and culture fit to suit them and of course, their dream job!
Q: Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
My younger brother – he’s the most genuine guy I know, has strong family values and has beaten cancer when he had a young family and never gave up. He speaks fluent Russian and taught himself Spanish so he could date a Spanish girl – now his wife!
Q: How do you relax after a hard day of work?
I’ll go to the gym or for a walk or run but in the summer I’ll go to the beach and watch the sun go down and reflect on the day and how I’m going to make it even better the next day!
Q: What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
Being happy and fulfilled in life while still making a difference to people and being successful in my career.
Q: Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
Buenos Aires – the city is a real mix of European and Latin American culture and architecture. I was lucky to go there when my brother got married there
Q: What’s the best thing that happened to you last month?
I placed someone in their dream job and becoming an Auntie again!
Q: What city would you most like to live in?
Vancouver – a city where you can ski even in the summer – plus my Mum was from there so many happy memories from there
Q: What are you addicted to?
Shoes and shopping! And a lovely cold glass of Sancerre!
Q: What irrational fear do you have?
Cows! Ironic being in Guernsey! I once got chased by cows in a field so that’s where it comes from!
Q: What would you do with a million pounds?
Travel the world, give money to my nieces and nephews for the future, and donate to Cancer Research. Oh, and a nice watch!
Q: What were some of the turning points in your life?
Moving to Guernsey – having been a city girl for 13 years. Every time I fly back to the island from a weekend away, I smile and think, ‘I’m back to my little island’
Q: What’s your favourite piece of clothing you own / owned?
I recently discovered SilkFred dresses – you can wear them casually or dress them up. The perfect outfit for a weekend break!
Q: What hobby would you get into if time wasn’t an issue?
Golf – you need a lot of patience and time but it’s a great way to spend an afternoon
Q: What are some small things that make your day better?
Receiving news that I’ve got an offer for a candidate, and receiving feedback or a gift from a candidate for finding them their dream job!
Q: What’s the best way to start the day?
Cup of tea!
Q: What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Eating some delicious food, spending time with friends and enjoying the outdoors.
Q: What’s your claim to fame?
I once sold Samantha Fox a coat (for you 80’s lot who may remember) when I worked at Harrods!
Q: What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Life lessons! The highs and the lows!
Q: Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been?
Q: What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
Having the Mum I had – she lit up people’s lives with her smile and was so liked by everyone who met her
Q: What are three interesting facts about you?
- I’m originally from Canada
- I’m a good listener
- I went to stage school with dreams of being an actress – clearly that didn’t happen!