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Meet the Fetchies: Philip O'Kane

Author: Philip O'Kane

Published date: 2022/08

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Name: Philip O’Kane

Position: Civil Construction Consultant

Time in Role: 6 Weeks


Tell us a bit about your career to date and how you got into Recruitment.

A Carpenter to trade, after an injury left me out of work and considering my options, a conversation with Eoin McGuiness found me here. This background working on civil construction projects in Melbourne gives me a great understanding of both my Candidates and my Clients.


What’s your favourite thing about working at Fetch?

The great people here at Fetch have built an environment where you are both fully supported in your role and also encouraged to be yourself and to find what works for you, there is no one size fits all model.


What’s one thing you wish people knew about recruitment or your industry?

That recruitment can be a lot like waiting for a bus, you wait all day for one and two to come along at once.


#1 career highlight to date?

Ask me in 6 months.


Your life mantra is / Your philosophy on life is / The words you live by are…

Everything in life happens for a reason, it’s just not always clear at the time.  


If your life were a movie which one would it be?

The Life of Brian starring myself as Brian.


Favourite song, band, or musician? (Or genre of music)

You cannot be in a bad mood when listening to Van Morrison – Brown-Eyed Girl  


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

Christmas dinner with a larger dollop of cranberry sauce.


Name three things you are grateful for right now.

- The days are getting longer

- We’re not in lockdown

- It's almost AFL finals time!


Tell us a #FunFact about you!

I may or may not have a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 


One job I’m recruiting for RIGHT NOW is:

Senior Projects Engineers in Water

Philip is one of our our Civil Infrastructure Consultants. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here.