Alex Holliday

Team Leader - Software & Development
+44 (0)203 828 6963 alexh@pioneer-search.com

Hi, I’m Alex

I’m an experienced Technical Recruitment Consultant specialising in connecting forward-thinking businesses across the UK with the best talent to tackle recruiting in a highly talent short market.

Promotor and supporter of #WomeninTech

My Background

I began my career here at Pioneer Search and have since become highly skilled in sourcing hard to find talent in the UK and across Europe. This has always been focused on IT and Technology as I feel passionately about the latest trends in development of software that impacts us daily.

Recruitment is about understanding that there is rarely an easy and perfect fit and that good service is understanding the expectations of both candidate and client to finding a good match going beyond pure technical skills. This attention to detail and understanding needs beyond the job is what we do best.

I moved to the UK immediately after finishing university in South Africa where I grew up. Life here is fast paced, like todays recruitment market. My own background has given me an understanding of diverse cultures as well as an interest in working with candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Why I joined Pioneer

Working at Pioneer Search has been great, they have given me the opportunity to grow my own desk and develop business in new markets and following trends. This is all part of the Pioneer journey, so I appreciate the responsibility so early in my career.

Outside of work

Outside of work I spend my time exploring London, I love the history here and you will usually find me in a museum or at some castle or palace. While I have been welcomed warmly as a Londoner I still feel like I have a long way to go as a tourist, which is great.

Likes

Technology recruitment is perfect for me as I am such a tech nerd. I love to learn about the latest tech advancements, and I can talk about this all day which is what drives me to do what I do. When I place a candidate who builds something interesting, I genuinely feel like I am part of that which is amazing.

I also love a bit of small talk, weather chats and how I have never seen the snow before.

Dislikes

When toast is not properly toasted, for me if toast isn’t black, it is just warm bread. And chatty dentists

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