Her work performance surprised a few too. Just four years into EBC, Chew has stormed into the top performers list and earned herself three promotions. Naturally, we asked her how she does it.
"It’s the dynamic team and mature environment at EBC. I was able to learn from seasoned consultants just by being among them."
She also attributed her achievement to a refreshing work environment: flat hierarchy, greater autonomy, and agility to adopting new ideas and new ways of working. Did we mention she’s modest too?
Chew was empowered to work on highly senior searches regionally at EBC, and given flexibility to recruit for roles across a broad Legal practice before specialising in her area of interest. From there, she relished the opportunity to take ownership of her professional branding and domain: as a specialist headhunter in the legal and compliance field across Asia.
When asked if she would recommend EBC to her recruiter friends, she thoughtfully responded:
"It takes a certain personality to work here. EBC is an excellent platform for independent and hands-on consultants who want to make a mark for themselves in the market, build their own desks and personal branding. Managers at EBC lead from the front. They showed me how they walk the talk."
Why does EBC attract such high performing personalities?
"Our attractive commission scheme, right company size and mid-sized set-up. The company hires the right consultants and retains optimal balance so both consultants and the company make money."
To consultants with what it takes, she offered this advice:
"Recruitment is a marathon, not a sprint. Pace yourself, and as long as you’re consistently doing the right thing, the results will show. "
As it has done for you, Chew!
Chew Ern is an associate director based in Ethos BeathChapman Singapore, specialising in the recruitment of private practice lawyers in Singapore, Hong Kong and across Asia. Connect with Chew.
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