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Meet the Fetchies: Mente Slade-Nafoi

Author: Mente Slade-Nafoi

Published date: 2022/06

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​Name: Mente Slade-Nafoi
Position: Associate Recruitment Consultant – Residential Business Support
Time in Role: 4 months

How did you end up as a recruitment consultant?
I’ve been in customer service/retail for about ten years, but prior to Fetch, I was managing the tradie store CAT/Caterpillar. Not only did I get to recruit team members for my stores, it’s also where I was exposed to many people in the construction industry as they were our customers.

A friend recommended recruitment to me, so I looked into a company that dealt with construction. I applied at Fetch because I liked how diverse the industries they dealt with were, and I felt like our values were very closely aligned, and now… here I am!

What’s your favourite thing about working at Fetch?
The people! I’m certain this is everyone’s answer, but that goes to show that the culture we have here is great. Everyone is so supportive, helpful, and welcoming. I count myself extremely blessed to work here!

What’s one thing you wish people knew about recruitment or your industry?
How much background work is involved to ensure we play the ‘match maker’ correctly. We’ve got to make sure that the client and candidate work well with one another. If it was as easy as “reading resumes and sending them off”, businesses wouldn’t need us.

#1 career highlight to date?
Opening the very first CAT store in Australia (I also got to open the second!). To be a part of the growth of that brand for three years was so special to me was amazing.

The words you live by are…
C'est La vie (that's life)

If your life were a movie which one, would it be?
I often get told I resemble Zendaya, so any movie of hers… But I’m going to go with The Greatest Showman, simply because I’d like to co-star with Zac Efron.

Favourite song?
My all-time favourite song is Candy by Cameo! It's a classic 80’s song, and I will definitely bust out the dance moves for it any chance I get.

If you were on death row, what would be your last meal?
Fettuccini Carbonara

Name three things you are grateful for right now:
1. Another day alive and well is always at the very top!
2. My beautiful family & friends
3. To be working here at Fetch

Tell us a #FunFact about you!
I wouldn’t call it a “fun” fact but at sixteen, I was hit by a car and broke my tibia/fibula bones. So now I have a fear of crossing roads :/

One job I’m recruiting for RIGHT NOW is:
Client Liaisons/Building Coordinators! Apply here.

Mente is our Residential Business Support consultant. You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.