Get to know us - Jeroen Overwater

Could you introduce yourself in two sentences?

"I am Jeroen, Head of Clients at JP Gray.  I am 32, have an MSc in Strategy and spent my childhood mostly living abroad. I was born in Singapore, but have also lived in Brazil, Indonesia, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. "

How long have you been working at JP Gray?

"I have been employed since 1 October 2015. So almost 7 years."

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

"There are two great moments that will stay with me, and that is that I was able to support in fully building two distribution teams for clients here in the Netherlands. Together with the client, I got to plan a full recruitment process for 20+ vacancies. This started with appointing the right manager and then building the team. To be this involved in the process was a great experience."

What characteristics should a good recruitment consultant possess?

"Empathy, persistence and persuasiveness."

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

"Be yourself. As a recruiter, you are adapting yourself a lot depending on who you are talking to, or what kind of candidate you are looking for. However, I find that authenticity always gets you the furthest.

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