Quote Unquote – Andrew Fitzmaurice, Recruitment Director, MorePeople

GT – What’s the most exciting thing about your job?

Andrew-Fitzmaurice-(2)Helping candidates with some of the biggest decisions in their lives.

GT – Who’s inspired you most in your career?

My parents. They’ve both worked full time their whole lives and managed to raise three great kids.

GT – If you were an item in a supermarket, what would you be?

Some fresh herbs – you don’t need to buy them, you could live without them, but they’re classy and every meal is just better if you include them!

GT – If you had to do it all over again, what would you do different?

I’d never ever do a degree in chemistry again. I wish I’d have chosen something I was more interested in rather than something which made me sound intelligent – I’ve forgotten pretty much everything now anyway.

GT – What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?

I’ve come to work in odd shoes before now. Don’t get dressed in the dark people.

GT – Who or what makes you laugh?

I’m quite prone to the quick wit and sarcasm from people like David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Though to be honest, watching Homer Simpson or Tom and Jerry hit themselves in the face with a hammer I can really enjoy – and my toddlers seem to like that too.

GT – Do you have any hidden talents?

I don’t hide any talents. I’m happy to show off about golf or my knife skills in the kitchen.

GT – Who would be your favourite party guest?

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There are a few interesting people to have to dinner but if it’s a party then let’s get Taylor Swift round.

GT – What is the greatest luxury in your life?

Stress-free time with my kids.

GT – What is your favourite guilty pleasure?

A beer after a hard day or, even better, after a run or a game of golf.

GT – Do you have any secret ambitions?

I’ve never taken a gap year. I think I have missed out on that. I would probably appreciate it more now though.

GT – What’s your dream holiday destination?

I’d love to take the family to Disneyworld soon.

GT – What are your three favourite movies of all time?

Jaws, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Back to the Future.

GT – What is your favourite book of all time?

A tie between Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S Thompson) and Down and out in Paris and London (George Orwell).

GT – What’s your favourite pastime?

I have just joined a golf club again – I haven’t been a member anywhere for a dozen years. So right now it’s all about the golf!

GT – If you won the Lottery, what would you do?

Take the family on a world tour. And finish my house extension!

GT – What would be your advice to someone thinking about coming into this industry (apart from “don’t do it”)?

Aim high. Work hard. Lack of belief that you can achieve your dream role is the only thing stopping it from happening.