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Clarisa Ele.


Managing Consultant - Technology, Singapore

+65 6372 9448

A brief description of your career history?

Imagine me manually opening all mails to go over all the resumes; had to check fax machine for incoming resumes; filing and binding all resumes per skills set. If I need to screen CV’s for certain skills, I have to do it manually. No CTRL F to help me. I started working for an IBM Company and since then I’ve been focused on technology – from Mainframe, Cobol up to latest technologies. It pretty sums up my more than 10 years of experience in recruitment.

What makes you ‘now’ in technology?

It’s never ending learning for me in technology. I keep myself updated by reading through latest trends, talking to the right people and just really being out there grasping all interesting information I can get. 

What gets you out of bed on a Monday morning?

I’m always inspired to know that I can make someone’s life better today.

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

Smell Sensor. Everything on touch screen technology. 

You call yourself a specialist. Why?

With over 10 years in technology, I have done nothing else but technology. I may not be an IT by profession but this is the only area I know of by heart. 

What is your greatest achievement? (This could be either work or personal)

Relocating to Singapore was a big change. I tested my capabilities to be independent and I never thought I’d survive. I only gave myself a year cause I know ill come back running to my mother. Now I'm in my 8th year, and I can still see myself living here for a long time – or probably somewhere else which excites me.

What is the best thing about your role?

More than anything, it’s the appreciation I get from my clients and candidates. My relationships with them have stayed on for years and they always remember how I became the instrumental for them to reach their goals. 

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

Theatre actress.

What is your favourite quote?

This too shall pass.

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

Ned Stark – he should have lived for a few more seasons
JK Rowling – I want more HP
Kobe Bryant – just because I can invite him to dinner
Kim Jong Un – I love kimchi, so why not
My older brother who I never had the chance to meet. He probably feels the same in heaven.

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