Richard Hayes

Richard Hayes

Richard Hayes

Talent Acquisition Manager, Yahoo7, Sydney

A brief description of your career history:

I started my career with a BSc in Computer Science & Software Engineering. As interesting as it sounds, I realised my inspiration came from interacting with people and have always enjoyed problem solving, so a career in sales was an inevitable path for me.

I started my recruitment career in 2006 and have enjoyed specialising in Sales & Marketing recruitment since then.

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?:

I think my interest in people keeps me ‘now’ in technology. I’ve always enjoyed technology and was lucky to have a father who was in to computers from the early days, so it has always been around me. That said, it is people that drives technology and that’s the real interesting part – understanding the why and the goals of technology.

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

The potential of the day.

What do you see as the next big game changer within the Digital Media and Technology industry?

All I know is that once we all know what it is – it will be out of date.

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

I have over 9 years experience recruiting Sales & Marketing professionals locally and internationally.

What is the best thing about your role?

The challenge & variety

Who sits next to you in the office?

I’m put in the corner on my own :(

When you were a child, what did you want to be?

Luke Skywalker or Maverick

What is your favourite quote?

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain

If you could invite 5 people to dinner who would they be?

Living away from home I’d genuinely love to have dinner with my family and friends – however apart from them…

Marshall Goldsmith – Inspirational and insightful business leader

Dave Grohl – Incredible musician and performer and all round good guy

Tom Kerridge – Amazing chef…who would be overseeing the menu and cooking

Tina Fey – Comedian, actor and all round funny person

Keith Wood – Rugby legend


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