Luke Pitkin

Senior Web & .NET Recruiter

Luke began his IT recruitment career in software development back in 2014, following graduating University with a Masters’ Degree in Sports Nutrition. After spending 3 months traveling in Australia, Luke decided that this would be the place to build his career so returned home to gain two years’ experience within Software Development Recruitment before becoming employed by Precision.

Lately Luke has decided to learn to code in an attempt to increase his understanding of the industry he recruits in and add value to everyone he works with. He decided to kick off with Web Development and has been getting his head around the basics of HTML and CSS. You can follow his progress in his blogging series “As a Software Recruiter should I know how to code”?

Outside of Recruiting and learning to code, Luke will often be seen pounding the streets of various suburbs in Sydney or at the gym as sport is one of his biggest passions.

 

What makes you unique in your field?

I’m learning to code.  It came to my attention that my lack of understanding around the market that I recruit in was hindering my ability to add value as a recruiter. Taking my first steps into learning software development has already provided me a greater understanding of what occurs in the day to day lives of the people that I support and I feel like this knowledge base allows me to increase the value I can add to the people that I work with.

Why do talented people trust you as a recruiter?

As an individual, I’m highly motivated and passionate about what I do. I’m constantly trying to learn and improve myself as an individual and professional because I’m a firm believer that there is always space to improve. This mindset combined with my attention to detail provides people with confidence that they are in good hands.

What is your greatest achievement?

One of my greatest achievements has to be completing the London Marathon. I had to endure waking up to train on man cold and wet UK mornings but it was all worth it as it was in aid of a local children’s hospice.

What would your friends say about you?

I would like to think that my friends see me a genuine character who’s always good to be around, someone who is spontaneous and will always be up for planning the next big adventure.

Who would you invite to a dinner party?

I would have to say: Bode Miller and Shaun White; Skiing is a huge passion and I would spend the evening twisting their arm for as many hints and tips as possible.

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