Get to know us - Christian Best

Christian, please introduce yourself in two sentences. 

"My name is Christian Best, 29 years old and from Amsterdam. Before this, I managed IBM and also successfully completed this."

How long have you been working at JP Gray and how did you get here?

"Currently, I have been working at JP Gray for 5.5 years in the role of Team lead. During my thesis period, I was approached by another recruitment agency for the position of Recruitment Consultant, after which I eventually started. In the beginning, I had no idea what recruitment entailed but looking back now, I'm glad I made the move."

What success moment during your career at JP Gray will stay with you forever?

"A successful moment in my career is my promotion to Team Lead. This gave me the opportunity to transfer my knowledge and experience to junior consultants. In addition, the incentive to go to Ibiza!"

What characteristics should a good recruitment consultant possess, and do you think anyone can become a consultant?

"A good consultant should have a positive mindset and perseverance. I believe anyone can become a consultant. You don't need to have a special education or background, but the right mindset and perseverance can take you far within this industry."

Do you have any good or fun tips for your future colleague?

"As far as possible, seek for an opportunity towards a field with constantly changing technologies or regulations. You will be energised by the challenge of keeping up. Choose wisely, choose JP Gray!"

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