Jasmine beat James to the punch when it came to Sunita, turning her into a headhunter in her 13th year of client management in the creative industry.
Sunita is all too familiar with the feeling of being at a career crossroads, and the itch for new experiences, having herself made the switch to talent recruitment after 13 years of honing her client management skills at renowned agencies such as BBDO, DIA Brands and Landor.
And so here she is today, building careers now instead of brands. She maintains a great relationships with her clients and candidates, earning their trust with her refreshing, straight-shooting approach. She’s been there, done it for 13 years, and tells it like it is. Her goal is simple – helping good friends ﬁnd good bosses.
The same desire for new experiences drives Sunita’s passion for scuba diving. Sunita counts many unique and obscure dive spots under her lead belt, the Maldives, Fiji, Raja Ampat and Malapascua – just to name a few – where she has swum alongside whale sharks, giant barracudas and thresher sharks.
“JKK has been a long-running recruitment partner for Design Bridge Asia.”
“I chose to work with JKK in the first place because they are known for their strength in advertising related industries’ candidate search, and Sunita has a branding/design background.”
“My experience working with Sunita to explore opportunities in regional roles has been a great journey.”
“I’ve been working with Sunita (or, Su,as I call her) since early 2018, and she is one of the few in her industry who stands out and leaves a strong, positive impression.”
“Sunita is one of those enterprising recruiters who takes the time to understand the business vision and the ambition for each department within it.”
JKK has been a long-running recruitment partner for Design Bridge Asia. They have helped us to maintain our Singapore studio’s reputation as the leading brand design agency in Southeast Asia. So when I was asked to open the Design Bridge Shanghai studio in November 2017, I turned to Sunita for assistance in finding the best regional candidates to maintain that reputation as we expanded into a new region.
She supported us in growing from a team of two, to the full-fledged studio of ‘brand creatives’ we have today. She understands our standards, and most importantly, our culture, so her candidates are set up to succeed, develop and further grow in their career.
I chose to work with JKK in the first place because they are known for their strength in advertising related industries’ candidate search, and Sunita has a branding/design background.
Over these two years of working with her, Sunita has become one of my most trusted recruiters, because she took the time to understand our culture, the calibre of talent we need, and the candidates she recommends are mostly close to what we are looking for.
She has been very committed, responsible, super thoughtful and open to feedback provided. It has been a great pleasure working with her!
My experience working with Sunita to explore opportunities in regional roles has been a great journey.
Her enthusiasm and genuine advice really sets a high standard of what a candidate should expect from a recruiter. With her industry insights and a proper pre and post interview process, Sunita has become more of a career consultant than a recruiter to me.
What I value most is her optimism and pleasant personality that established mutual trust from the very first meeting.
I’ve been working with Sunita (or, Su,as I call her) since early 2018, and she is one of the few in her industry who stands out and leaves a strong, positive impression. Not only is she a genuine and helpful human being, she ensures that she behaves like a true partner to our business. I use the word ‘partner’ specifically because she takes the time to build a relationship with us and to understand our business and pain-points.
This is her edge, and it has helped her send the right type of talent our way, at the right time. Another characteristic that I appreciate about Su is her ability to take a balanced and objective approach towards the interests of her client, the candidate and JKK; it is never an easy position to be in, but she does it respectfully and professionally. It is a joy working with Su, and she is someone I hope to work with for a long time.
Sunita is one of those enterprising recruiters who takes the time to understand the business vision and the ambition for each department within it. Not surprisingly, her suggestions almost always align well with our needs.
We treat her and JKK as true partners for our business, and have had great candidates come through for both full-time and freelance roles.
People know me for my feistiness.
When I was 12, I wanted to be a biologist.
I start my day by checking my WhatsApp messages and email.
My favourite time of day is dusk.
My favourite JKK moment is Linah pole dancing!
The best place to meet a candidate is Free the Robot.
My parents think my job is fulfilling.
My motivation is to enjoy and make full use of the one life I have.
My personal hero is my mum.
My biggest strength is empathy.
My drink of choice is Sake.
The best career advice I’ve ever received is to always strive to do something you enjoy.
My favourite book is “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton.
You’ll never see me without my Thermos water bottle.
When I’m not at work I’m with the husband eating, exercising or watching television.
In 5 years, I see myself potentially still in recruitment!
The one talent I wish I had is a photographic memory.
My pet peeve is spitting.
Cat or dog? Dog.
The biggest sign that a job isn’t suitable for a candidate is when he/she is unhappy.
My biggest fear is dying alone.