Philip Divilly

Philip Quay

I come from the West of Ireland from a family of 6 children. I’m a big sports fan and in particular follow clubs such as Galway GAA, Newcastle United, Sydney FC, Swans & Rabbitohs.

After 4 years of University and achieving my Honours Degree In Business Studies, I travelled South East Asia for a few months. After that I returned home and kicked off my recruitment career in Dublin in September 2007.  2 years later, I decided to travel to Australia to live the dream…I’m still living it 🙂

I applied for a casual position through Quay Appointments to earn some money to fund travelling and living costs.  At that time Quay were building their Accountancy division and after meeting with the MD and listening to the goals of the business, I knew it was an opportunity I had to grasp with both hands and have never looked back.

I recruit across a number of different industries in Accountancy & Finance. I mainly focus on Qualified Accountants who have a strong work ethic and are passionate about what they do. This way they enjoy their job, while progressing their career and add value to companies to achieve their goals  – so it’s a win win.

What was your first job?

My first job was when I was 10 years old, I worked in local village garage as an energetic kid working the petrol pumps. What some of the locals didn’t know was I also got the opportunity to help service their cars too, change oil, spark plugs, change tyres etc… I loved it.

How long have you been in Australia?

Been in Australia since 4th September 2009 and counting…

What would be your number one tip for job hunters?

Be proactive and have a passion in your field. People want to hire passionate people.

What makes Quay Appointments different from any other agency?

The pride they show in their people.

Their people being:  Consultants, Candidates & Clients. Quay add value to their people by building relationships and treat everyone with the respect they deserve. Everyone is unique & has a personality / reputation associated to them not a number!

“Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.” – Tecumseh

Is there one thing that you always look for on a resume?

Yes; Good Grammar!

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If you want to develop your career to the next level, give Philip a call on 02 8257 0500

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