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Lynnette Edmonds

Lynnette Edmonds

Sydney, New South Wales

12+ years recruiting & a LinkedIn Recruiter licence enabling targeted search/reach. Extensive network & genuine passion for finding the best

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14 reviews
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I have been working in the marketing/PR/comms space all my working life first as a PR consultant for 15 years and, for the past 12 years, as a specialist recruiter in this area. I have sourced and placed talent for top tier PR/comms and advertising agencies for the past 12 years (7 of these years in my own recruitment business) and have been fortunate enough to have been referred to many of their clients such as McDonald's and Samsung to fill internal roles. I am proud to say that most of my recruitment work comes from referrals as my clients find me honest, reliable, professional, collaborative and I get results fast and effectively. I also work very much as part of their team.
Roles hired:
Marketing & Sales Manager Public Relations Director CEO Head of PR Corporate Communications Manager Practice Leader Media Relations Manager General Manager Finance Director Office Manager IT Analyst Creative & Strategy Director
Edelman Talent 100 Hausmann Communications Weber Shandwick Synapse Ecolab Hill & Knowlton CameraPro McDonald's Sony Samsung Specsavers amaysim Casella Wines
I enjoy working with admin staff and finding the best ones as these people are critical to the smooth running of any business. A top Receptionist can completely change the way people feel about the business and a gun Office Manager is the difference between a business working efficiently or falling apart at the seams! Being organised, attentive, super professional, multi-skilled, driven, bright, positive and energetic are critical skills and it's rewarding finding the best people for these jobs and seeing them (and the business) thrive as a result.
Roles hired:
Office Manager Receptionist Executive Assistant Client Services Administrator PA
Hausmann Communications Talent 100 Synapse Medical
I have a number of business who I currently recruit for to find people suitable for customer support roles. These are fairly young and entrepreneurial businesses that have diverse and interesting roles for visionary, intelligent people prepared to work hard and give it their all. Exemplary people skills and customer care is required as is high EQ, excellent presentation, professionalism, some HR skills and a sense of pride and ownership in what they do. I love finding these people and ensuring their careers are in great hands with these exciting, progressive and dynamic businesses. My passion matches theirs and that's when the best work can be done.
Roles hired:
Client Services Administrator Student Services Representative Academic Head Assistant Academic Coordinator
Synapse Medical Talent 100
My experience with placing people in health-related businesses is mostly in the PR/comms space and has largely been with PR agencies. However, more recently I sourced a Brand Marketing Manager for a split role across Reckitt Benckiser and their PR agency, Health Haus. Many of the people who are now in comms/marketing related roles in pharma companies are ex-PR agency (or those coming into agency have come from pharma) so I feel I understand the skills and requirements for these often quite complex roles.
Roles hired:
Head of Healthcare PR Director Account Director Brand Marketing Manager
Edelman Health Haus Reckitt Benckiser Weber Shandwick
I feel very comfortable recruiting in this space and many of the skills and traits that are required for a strong PR/comms practitioner also apply to sales roles. I am finding that more of more of the roles I work on, whilst not specific called Sales, have a strong sales component in the remit and require the person to be bottom-line savvy, meet set targets/KPIs, move stock, drive sales and have definitive accountability. Sales people tend to have a real "gift of the gab" and it's important, as a recruiter, to get past that & really dig deep into their skills, ethos & professionalism. To see if they really have what it takes to get the job done. Effective/clever screening is required.
Roles hired:
Marketing and Sales Manager Student Services Representative
Arbon Publishing Talent 100
I have placed several people in these roles and enjoy the challenge, in particular with these roles, of finding the right person to suit the culture of the specific business. Matching the skills set is one thing but ensuring that the finance team will be successfully integrated into the business and work as one can be more challenging. Also the high level of trust that is required for people in these roles - extremely rigid scrutiny and referencing is required more so than usual.
Roles hired:
Finance Director Assistant Accountant Bookkeeper IT Support Analyst
Hausmann Communications Synapse Medical

Where I work...

Sydney, New South Wales
Australia: Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth; Singapore; Hong Kong: Hong Kong Island
I fill roles throughout Australia and use LinkedIn Recruiter mostly for this (to actively headhunt). I also utilise various job boards including LinkedIn, Seek, CareerOne, Gumtree and trade media specific to the role/sector. I interview via Skype for roles outside of Sydney and am flexible with hours/days to do this. I have also worked on roles in Singapore and Hong Kong and not found this daunting - particularly in sectors such as communications/media/sales/marketing/digital where I have the most experience.

Lynette is a professional and experienced recruiter. Responsive. Communicative. Capable. I am happy to engage her again.

Greg Weiss Founder and Director. Onboarding and Offboarding Support For Your Employees. Anywhere. Anytime. , CareerSupport365, LinkedIn profile

I have used Lynette Edmonds in the past and again most recently. I have found Lynette to be responsive, professional, customer oriented and helpful

Greg Weiss Founder and Director. Onboarding and Offboarding Support For Your Employees. Anywhere. Anytime. , CareerSupport365, LinkedIn profile

Lynette was a pleasure to deal with. Great commincator and professional on every level.

Greg Weiss Expert Career Coach delivering contemporary Outplacement, Career Transition Support for Employers and for Job Seekers, LinkedIn profile

Lynnette was professional and good with communication overall.
We located our own candidate locally through our own searches prior to Lynnette needing to screen or forward many candidates to us. The few candidates which were forwarded were not a fit.

Jesse Hunter Founder & Managing Director, CameraPro Pty Ltd, LinkedIn profile

I’ve known Lynnette both personally and professionally for nearly 25 years and have worked with her both as a colleague and, in more recent years, as a client in her recruitment business, PR People.

Lynnette was the first person I would call when looking for talent/recruitment advice and for help in finding new staff. Her experience, both as a PR consultant and recruiter, combined with her excellent networking skills, natural people skills, discretion and professionalism and unsurpassed knowledge of the PR industry made her the obvious person to reach out to.

I’m delighted to hear that she is now offering her services as a career consultant. I believe this will be an excellent new career for Lynnette and a natural fit with her talent and expertise. I am confident that anyone who works with her will be better for the experience. I have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Preya McMahon Owner Zing, LinkedIn profile

I recently had the pleasure of working with Lynnette Edmonds to recruit our new Sales & Marketing Manager. Lynnette took a very thorough and professional brief, asking insightful questions throughout, and she was able to put forward qualified candidates (who not only matched our selection criteria but, most importantly, suited our business) almost immediately. The whole process was not only quick, but incredibly smooth and painless, and we were delighted with the final outcome. Lynnette will definitely be my first stop when our next sales and marketing vacancy arises!

Chryl Perry
General Manager, Arbon Publishing

Chryl Perry General Manager and Publisher, Arbon Publishing, LinkedIn profile

Lynnette is a unique blend of friend, mentor and sounding board for me. She listens intently and can respond with a valuable blend of experience and care, to provide insights into situations and resolutions that I have not yet considered. Lynnette seeks to understand me personally first, to dig into what drives me and what my ambitions are and hence is extremely motivated to help me succeed, however I define success. Every time I talk to and work with Lynnette I am left with a ‘can-do’ attitude and renewed confidence to go forward and actively work to make changes to my life – professionally and personally – so that I can reach my goals and full potential. I can not recommend working with her more highly, and in future I will always look for opportunities to do so.

Rebecca Simmons Executive Adviser to the Group Executive RBS, Commonwealth Bank, LinkedIn profile

In her role as careers adviser to HSPR students, Lynnette's counsel provides students with a genuine advantage in landing their first job and setting them on the right path to achieve career success. Her advice, input and industry insights has made a 'session with Lynnette' a much coveted part of our courses.

Sarah Mason General Manager, Hausmann School of Public Relations (HSPR), LinkedIn profile

Lynnette is an extremely personable person, who has the ability to get onto the same level as her clients. I started seeing Lynnette as a careers adviser and mentor after being unemployed for several months, when my motivational levels had hit rock bottom. Lynnette was able to recognise areas that I needed to work on, and provide constructive advice on how I could go about changing my thinking and practices to assist me in finding the right job and employer that suited my needs, ambitions, and personality. I am grateful to of had the opportunity to have met Lynnette as she provided me with emotional support and advice on finding the right career path that would tick all the boxes.

Fiona Lund Investa Property Group, LinkedIn profile

Lynnette is truly professional in every regard. From her expert industry knowledge to a genuine integrity and interest in those she works with I cannot recommended her more highly. Candidates should feel privileged to have her looking after them.

Ben Handberg Client Services Director, Stellar Concepts Australia, LinkedIn profile

Lynette is a pleasure to work with. She is one of those rare people who can deliver creative solutions while focusing on processes and procedures. She is diligent, thorough and hard-working. She is also a real 'people person' - she is sensitive and thoughtful and never loses sight of the needs of the individual. But she also keeps an eye on the commercial needs of the business and clients.

Sue Sutton Talent sourcing and talent management for healthcare communications and PR, LinkedIn profile

Lynnette's openness and willingness to listen, really sets her apart, as she draws on her extensive experience to provide insights and advice for the most complex of HR challenges.

Whenever I have a career or HR issue, I have felt confident that Lynnette has been able to guide me in the right direction.

I would thoroughly recommend Lynnette and will definitely be utilising her expertise again in the future.

Robbie Robertson Director at Mash Up CX, LinkedIn profile

I recently had the pleasure of working with Lynnette when I interviewed her for an APAC wide webinar on social recruiting. Lynnette is such a pleasure to work with. She is warm, intelligent, articulate and a true thought leader within the HR & Recruitment space. Lynnette is truly passionate about what she does and I would recommend Lynnette and her services to anyone, as I know they’ll receive an amazing experience.

Jessica Gilroy Regional Manager, Corporate Talent Solutions | Transforming the way companies hire talent, LinkedIn profile

I handed Lynnette a real challenge with my recruitment timeframe - help me find a job before my 457 visa runs out! She rose to it admirably, with insight, creativity and efficiency. In less that 3 weeks, she arranged 4 interviews, which resulted in a great new job offer for me.

Lynnette took the time to understand what I was looking for in a role and only recommended those options that suited me. Having had very mixed experience with recruiters in the past, I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for senior PR roles in Australia.

She is highly personable, thoughtful, a good communicator and was very proactive on my behalf. She genuinely understands the PR industry and acted with integrity and honesty throughout.

Vanessa Pine Communications Consultant, bookworm and social media enthusiast, LinkedIn profile
Positions held:
Director 2013 - current
Group Talent Director 2013 - current
Director/Owner 2008 - 2013
Senior Consultant 2003 - 2008
Talent Director 2015 - current

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