Name: Jennifer Norman
Sector you recruit for: Digital Project Management
What were you doing prior to joining NAKAMA? Before Recruitment, I was working in the Advertising industry for about 4 years in total. The latter 2 years, I was an account manager on a global account for one of the worlds biggest airlines. There was quite a bit of travelling involved to and from the Middle East, Qatar where the clients HO was located. This was an experience in itself, discovering the culture and the work environment. My longest stint in Qatar was for 2 months, which really enabled me to dive into the work and living culture. I worked in a very motivated, driven and crazy agency where the hours were plentiful and the work did not stop! A learning curve especially with it being my first role in Asia, enabled me to grow as a person and professionally, getting to know the industry inside and out!
Why did you choose to enter Recruitment? I love to work with people, establishing relationships, and the industry background aspect enticed me initially to try something new and after a few chats with certain people I was game for the new challenge.
What are you known for professionally? I would say I’m extremely organised. Some people would say I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and I’m always on time, I hate being late!
Where can we find you when you’re not working? When I’m not working, and I’m not hanging out with my friends, you can find me either at at the gym or playing Gaelic football with people from around the glob and obviously the Irish community in Singapore!
What would be impossible for you to give up? Chocolate, hands down. I love Irish Cadbury chocolate!
What gadget can you not live without? Its not really a gadget but the Spotify app on my phone! I like to make my own playlist depending on my mood. I love to listen to music.
Do you have any special talents? No. Unfortunately I can’t touch my nose with my tongue! (like Nellie!!!)
What do you love about working in Singapore? I love the fact that every day (almost ) is sunny and you can leave the house without a coat! I love working with people from all walks of life and all over the world – its great to be able to build your network.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done in Singapore? It may not be the coolest thing but the most fun I have had in Singapore has been a boat party around the island for my birthday!
What’s been your favourite thing about working at Nakama in your first week? Getting to know everyone in the office – fun and dynamic environment!