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Craig Watson

Director, Watson Collard

Craig secured his first commercial recruitment role whilst working in the UK and worked his way up to management within a year. After 5 years of learning the trade, Craig returned to Australia and worked in management roles with some of the largest Recruitment Consultancies across a variety of industries and roles including; Executive, IT, Accounting and Finance, Office Support, Call Centre and HR.

In 2001 Craig completed his Masters of Professional Education & Training (Human Resource Management). Using this qualification he began a new career path – combining his recruitment experience with the equally rewarding HR field of career management, training and consulting to industry.

In 2009 Craig launched is own Rec-to-Rec consultancy – HeadStart – based in Melbourne.

Craig is now Director of Watson Collard. He publishes a weekly blog (with Luke Collard) – The Written Reference – on topical Recruitment issues and challenges with over 2,500 weekly views.

He is a trainer and consultant for the Recruitment Industry and Corporate HR teams – specialising in social media recruitment, building recruitment teams, managing process, recruitment leadership skills, business modelling, engagement and retention.

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