Katie Best

BA Business Economics, 1995 – Anglia Ruskin University

Having worked as Managing Director of Best Graduates for 17 years, Katie has extensive experience of recruiting graduates and more experienced hires into businesses all over the world. Katie has worked with clients in a wide range of industry sectors including Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Construction, Retail, FMCG, Automotive, Energy and Engineering. Prior to this she worked for a boutique Executive Search firm, Deven Anderson, and therefore has over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment sector.

How many countries have you been to and which one is furthest from the UK? 23,  I think Thailand and South Africa are both about the same distance away.

What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten? Alligator.

What was your dream job when you were a child? To work in a bank (how boring!)

If you could time travel where would you go? Back to the 60’s, my parents seemed to have a such a great time.

Which superhero would you be and why? Wonderwoman, because she looks amazing.

What was the last role for which you found the successful candidate? Technical Services Hire for a Global Manufacturing organisation.

What is the innovation you have been waiting for? Driverless cars.

What are your guilty pleasures? Love Island, any good TV police/crime drama, reading autobiographies.

What is the biggest challenge of using LinkedIn as a researcher? It’s a great way to keep in touch with professional contacts.

What would you do if you had an extra hour in the day? Meet a friend for a coffee.

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