John-Paul has over 8 years experience in recruitment and resourcing. Having worked as a Consultant for a search firm for 2 years, focusing on placing PhDs into the high technology R&D sector, he then moved to the BBC where he was Recruitment Consultant for New Media & Technology.
He joined BSkyB in early 2005 where he was responsible for recruitment for Broadcast Operations and COO. He subsequently moved internally to manage Sky’s Recruitment Channels to market and most recently has moved to his current role as Talent Resourcing Manager for Broadcast and Corporate.
John-Paul feels it’s about trying to make candidates feel relaxed as he wants to get as honest an assessment of them as possible.
It’s as much Sky selling their company and values of Tuned-in, Inviting, Irrepressible and Fun to the candidate as it is the candidate selling their skills, experience, knowledge & personality to the interviewer.
John-Paul views the interview as a two way street. It’s more than just skills and experience. Doing research is critical to being successful at interview and showing a real knowledge of the company as well as the job for which you’re going for is crucial.