Most people throughout their careers will deal with a recruiter to find a job at some point. Finding a new role can be a stressful process for anybody regardless of how many interviews they’ve previously had. Our recruiters work to get to know their candidates and place them in the best role.  In this role reversal we get to know our Recruiters in Auckland both at work, and in their personal lives.


Matt Travell, Senior Consultant – Auckland

What makes you want to come to work at Talent every day?

Talent Auckland has a extremely approachable and fun team. There is solid leadership from Kara at the helm – its just a cool office and fun to be at work.

What is your fondest moment at Talent International?

I’m still quite new, so it’s early days, but so far our record beating escape from Escape Room as a team.

What have you learnt in your time in your role as …..?

What I’ve learnt is that it’s difficult to make everybody happy but if you try and make candidates happy they will remember that forever.

What is your biggest accomplishment at Talent?

Changing somebody’s life for the better.

What did you think you’d be doing in high school compared to what you actually do now?

Thought I would be a football player! Glad I’m not actually.

What’s an interesting hobby or skill you have?

Fishing of all sorts, Sea, Fly in NZ mostly. Not a bad footballer in my younger years. Can still do about 1000 Keepie uppies.

Who’s been your biggest influence in life?

Biggest influence in my life is my partner Hannah, she is a saint.

Something nobody at work would know about you?

I’m a keen gardener, I have a very beautiful garden of flowers and fruit growing which I spend hours watering and looking after every weekend.


Want to get in touch with Matt or our Auckland team? Contact Auckland here.