Meet Allison Young, Career Matchmaker and Executive Recruiter

Allison Young, Executive Search Recruiter

Meet Allison Young, an executive recruiter extraordinaire, with a solid background in marketing and talent acquisition. Allison loves learning about people and their backgrounds and is passionate about tapping into each person’s unique talents to build outstanding teams and brands. As a vital part of our Executive Search team, Allison is on a mission to help our clients find those truly exceptional leaders who can make a big impact.

Tell us something interesting about you that’s not on your resume.

I’m a mom and I’m an animal lover. I also love the outdoors and travelling.

What’s the most interesting part about helping clients find exceptional leaders to support their growing businesses?

I genuinely enjoy helping clients discover exceptional leaders, and it’s both crucial and gratifying when I have the chance to truly understand a company’s culture and uncover its underlying motivations and values. These aspects often go beyond what their websites and resources can convey. This comprehensive understanding, combined with the role requirements, allows us to pinpoint the perfect match that fulfils their needs and aligns seamlessly with their culture.

What interview advice would you give to someone looking to land their first executive placement?

First, authenticity is key – be yourself. Craft your brand story to align with the role and company’s requirements. Second, always maintain your professionalism. Your presence and communication style make an impact – It’s not just what you say, but also how you say it. Third, do your research on the role, company, and leadership team; it not only prepares you but also helps you assess potential alignment.

What are the top skills you see companies looking for when building their senior leadership teams?

The ideal skillset truly depends on the specific role, but from a high-level perspective, I would say that most leadership teams seek new executives who communicate transparently, collaborate effectively, possess high integrity, and, most importantly, have a proven track record of leadership.

We’re always looking for recommendations – what are you currently watching/listening to? (Netflix, podcasts, etc.)

I don’t really watch TV, but I do read a lot, and one of my favourite books is “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown.

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What’s your favourite interview question?

What is your motivation to make your next move?

Allison Young First Job

What was your first job?

At 13, I was a hostess at a small Italian family-owned restaurant. It was hard work, but I loved it and learned so much! I also worked as a barn hand mucking horse stalls and feeding.

What’s your favourite place in the world, or your top vacation spot?

I love France, well all of Europe actually, but my favourite hot spot is definitely Curacao. 

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