Meet Mark – Nakama London’s new Sales Manager – London & New York

Mark Stevenson

Name: Mark Stevenson

Title: Sales Manager – Data

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? London / New York

What sector do you specialise in? Data & Analytics

What are you known for professionally? Being a Mr Data Data Data

What do you love about recruitment? Helping smart people get exciting jobs

What intrigues you most about your sector? The world of Data, the Internet of Things and machine learning is changing the face of how we interact within business and life in general.

What’s the next big development in your sector? The rise of the machines as IoT becomes ever encompassing

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Watching my beloved Pompey play in the FA Cup final at Wembley or the Back to the Future Secret Cinema at the Olympic Park. Amazing.

What would be impossible for you to give up?
Noodles, Salt & Vinegar Crisps & Podcasts

What is your social media channel of choice? Twitter @agent_analytics or Instagram @datadatadata

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? A man of many voices any requests?

If you’d like to speak to Mark Stevenson – Sales Manager for Data Jobs get in touch with him by emailing mstevenson@nakamalondon.com M: +44 7814 397 783

If you’d like to know more about Digital Recruitment Specialists Nakama Global www.nakamaglobal.com

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Meet Ash Budden – Nakama Sydney’s Senior Consultant – Client Services & Digital Marketing

Ash Budden Sydney

Name:  Ash Budden    

Title: Senior Consultant

Which Nakama Global office do you work within? Sydney

What sector do you specialise in? Client Services, Digital Marketing, Social, Online Acquisition and Strategy

What are you known for professionally? Larrikin, Loud, Approachable

What do you love about recruitment? PEOPLE, the fast-paced ever changing environment

What intrigues you most about your sector? The emergence and continued evolution of digital, innovation and tech. In addition, it’s always interesting to notice trends in the market around how businesses are slowly, but surely, moving in to digital.

What’s the next big development in your sector? Even though ‘disruption’ is a very commonly used term in the industry, the reality is that digital will eventually be the ‘only’ way to move forward. With the ever-changing market, and the evolution of digital, there is bound to be innovation on a scale that we haven’t yet witnessed, or envisaged! 

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done while being in your city? Track days on my Ducati and Skydiving

What would be impossible for you to give up? Football!! The one youonly use your feet to play!

What is your social media channel of choice? Facebook, however, over the last few years, LinkedIn has definitely come in at a very close second.

Any hidden talents/hobbies you want to let us know about? Massive football fan, motorcycle enthusiast, travelling, movie and beach buff. Also able to consume copious amounts of coffee!

If you’d like to speak to Ash Budden – Consultant – Client Services & Digital Marketing about a role E: ABudden@nakamasydney.com or P: +61 (2) 9221 0060

If you’d like to know more about Digital Recruitment Specialist Nakama Global visit our website www.nakamaglobal.com

The Global Recruiter – No stone unturned

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Nakama Global CEO, Rob Sheffield talks to The Global Recruiter about the challenges and response to the skills shortage at play across Australia.

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The Global Recruiter – No stone unturned  

Meet Shuddha, our new Social Media Consultant in Hong Kong

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Name/Title: Shuddha Dutta, Consultant

Sector you recruit for: Social Media and Content

What are you known for professionally?  I’m known to be very organised and I don’t really get stressed easily. I can remain absolutely calm under stressful situations, which I think is a valuable quality!

Where can we find you when you’re not working? I love the outdoors and I also enjoy photography. So when I’m not at work, I’m on a beach or hiking, as long as it looks nice and I can take pictures, that’s where you will find me.

Any secret/special talents? It’s not a secret, but I cook fairly well, especially Indian dishes such as biryani! I also love taking photographs, at the risk of sounding immodest, I take pretty good pictures!

What is your social media channel of choice? Instagram due to my photography hobby! I love taking and also looking at other photos.

What’s been your favourite thing about working at Nakama so far? People are friendly and helpful and I’ve really enjoyed that. They’ve made it really easy to settle in for me.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve done in HK? I just saw the last races of the season, which was a cool experience for me!

What do you love about working in recruitment? The opportunity to meet a lot of people from different backgrounds – culturally and professionally.


Shuddha is based in our NAKAMA Hong Kong office and can be reached on m: +852 94053120 or sdutta@nakamahongkong.com.

Meet our new NAKAMA Consultant

Get to know Sarah, our new Consultant in Sydney!
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Sarah King
Recruitment Consultant
Areas you recruit for: Sales, Marketing & PR
What are you known for professionally? Networking, Business Development and all round opportunist.
What do you have a knack for? Networking, Assertiveness & Creating Sales….So a psychometric test recently told me.
What would be impossible for you to give up? Blow Dries – The bigger your hair the closer you are to God.
Where can we find you when you aren’t working? Being a bedroom DJ, looking to headline in the kitchen later this year….Or of course having a Blow Dry.
What gadget could you not live without? Does a hair dryer count as a gadget?
What do you love about living/working in Sydney? London is hard to beat as it is undoubtably one of the best cities in the world…BUT you can’t go for an afterwork surf, coastal run, see dolphins or witness a shark alarm.

Sarah is based in our Sydney office. She can be reached on her mobile m: +61 (0) 412 277 135 or sking@nakamasydney.com

Meet our new NAKAMA Consultant 

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Name: Jonathan Yau

Title: Recruitment Consultant

Sector you recruit for: Sales & Marketing

What are you known for professionally? My ability to rationalise and relate to different people from different cultures and backgrounds

What do you have a knack for? I love meeting people, being able to find ways to relate to them and find out what a client wants from a candidate or what a candidate wants from a job.

Where can we find you when you’re not working? Playing badminton and squash and going out for the occasional drink!

What is your favourite app? My favourite app would have to be Onefootball. As a big football fan, it’s great to be able to check up on scores, follow my team and other competitions live.

What do you love about working in HK? Hong Kong is a fantastic place to work because of the mix between western and eastern culture. The work hard, play hard mentality is something that a lot of people have and this breeds success and a great place for personal and career growth.

What would be impossible for you to give up? A good pie!


Jonathan is based in Hong Kong and can be reached on +852 6623 2510 or jyau@nakamahongkong.com.

Simple tips on how not to present

We are all pitching or presenting throughout our daily lives. With people we know, people we don’t, with work colleagues, to clients and potential clients. So why do so many people present so badly in an industry such as ours?  I’ve sat in some great pitches and presentations. I’ve been to meetings where best practices have been adopted and they have been as good as a well prepared and rehearsed pitch, even on occasions when it has been a casual conversation over a coffee. Pitching and presenting is a skill and one that needs constant work and refinement. I have witnessed people with a great deal of commercial experience present badly. Take nerves out of the equation and you’re left with some simple things to avoid:

1 – Take a really long time to explain what you’re going to talk about.

2 – Make sure you subtly let everyone know how important you are.

3 – Refer to your notes repeatedly.

4 – Never quote yourself! Seriously Never.

5 – Speak slowly and dramatically.

6 – Use lots of unexplained technical jargon to make yourself sound smart.

7 – Cram your slides with numerous text bullet points and multiple fonts.

8 – Speak at great length about the history of your organization and its achievements.

9 – Sound as if you’re reciting your talk from memory.

10 – Don’t bother rehearsing to check how long your talk is running.

11 – Never, ever make eye contact with anyone in the audience.

Rob Sheffield is CEO, APAC at Nakama Global based in Sydney.