Meet the team: Introducing: Kate Mbithe Senior Recruitment Consultant.

9# Kate Mbithe Senior Consultant Summit Recruitment - 450

Kate joined Summit Recruitment & Search 3 years ago as a Junior Consultant and has been promoted over the years. She is now a Senior Consultant, specialising in Senior Executive Search positions, such as C-suite positions, GM’s, Directors, VP’s and Managers and tends to deal in the legal, private equity, agricultural, marketing/branding and manufacturing sectors.

• What made you join Summit Recruitment & Search?

I came to Summit seeking a change in my career. I knew about Summit through a friend and Summit was highly recommended. I applied for a role and was invited for assessments. I left only to be called 20 mins later by our MD to inform me that she had a role, a different one, which she felt I was a perfect fit for. It was to join the Summit team!
Three years later, after much growth and continuous development I am a Senior Recruitment Consultant.

• What does your day entail?

My role provides a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and involves:

 Client meetings to better understand their mission and vision.
 Perform job and task analysis to document job requirements and objectives.
 Source and attract candidates by using databases & headhunting.
 Screen candidate’s resumes and job applications.
 Conduct interviews using various reliable personnel selection tools/methods to filter candidates within schedule.
 Assess applicants’ relevant knowledge, skills, soft skills, experience and aptitudes.
 Reference checks.
 Monitor and apply HR recruiting best practices.
 Provide analytical and well documented reports to the rest of the team.
 Act as a point of contact and build influential candidate relationships during the selection process.

• What’s the most enjoyable part of your day?

I am a people’s person. I tend to enjoy meeting new clients and interviewing candidates for roles I find exciting e.g. CEO, Finance and any PR and/or communications roles. Aside from that, it gives me a platform to understand different cultures from different parts of the world. I find it exciting placing candidates in places like Rwanda, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Ethiopia – in fact anywhere! It feels like every candidate’s journey for employment is a journey we take together.

• Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a fun loving person who loves cooking and watching football (especially when Manchester United is playing!!). I am terrified of chameleons. I don’t understand how such small creatures with their colour changing capacity can move so slowly without having a hidden agenda. That being said I enjoy watching National Geographic to at least try and find out how to deal with a chameleon attack! I have a hectic schedule that entails school, work and private life. It’s not always easy but having a planned day/week helps incredibly.