Nicole brings a fresh perspective and a strong understanding of IT and cyber security recruitment.
Verve Partners is thrilled to announce the addition of Nicole Davis to the team, a seasoned Recruitment Consultant more than 30 years of experience. Nicole brings a fresh perspective, a commitment to excellence, and a strong understanding of IT and cyber security recruitment.
A homecoming to Newcastle: A perfect cultural fit
Born and raised in Hamilton, Nicole has come full circle by returning to her roots in Newcastle after spending time in Japan and over two decades in the United States.
Seeking a new direction in her career and inspired by the opportunity to be closer to family, Nicole discovered Verve Partners through a thorough research process.
“I was impressed during the interviews that the leadership team really promoted work-life balance. It wasn’t just a typical recruitment agency where you’re burned and churned.”
“Our values aligned. I wasn’t going to be a number. I was going to be someone that could bring added value to the company and be valued for that. That excited me. I could grow Verve and grow my own personal brand as well. They were both equally as important to the leadership team.”
A career journey supporting government
Nicole’s professional journey in the United States centred on recruiting for various US government agencies, including the Department of Defence, Defence Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency (NSA), CIA and United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).
Her recruitment experience in the intelligence community was broad, spanning from administrative analysis to program engineering, all while managing the delicacies of different clearance levels.
It was an experience that honed her strengths in Cybersecurity, IT, Counterintelligence, and Cryptolinguists as well as her love of the art of recruiting.
“The thing that really motivates me is that feel-good moment. Whether it’s a candidate getting their first job, transitioning into a new field, or just taking the next step in their career. Regardless, they got the job!”
Nicole’s transition from the government sector to marketing and IT demonstrates her versatility and adaptability.
“If you’re passionate about the building relationships on both ends of the recruitment funnel, with businesses and the job seekers—which I am— I firmly believe you can recruit anything.”
“When looking for a position, I look for something that excites me – and I know I’ll get that with my role with Verve Partners. There’s variety and unique thought leadership in the team so we can bounce around ideas.”
Striking a balance and making a mark
Nicole Davis is looking to make her mark in the Newcastle market. She’s also passionate about supporting her Awabakal community and taking this opportunity to give back.
“It was hard being so far away from home for so long. I’m glad to be back so I can tap back into my community, broaden my networks, forge new partnerships, and create opportunities that truly give back.”
With her homecoming, Nicole is also embracing the Australian mindset that prioritises well-being.
“What sold me with Verve Partners is that they truly care about their employee’s wellbeing. Recruitment can be a give-it-all industry, which is fast-paced and exciting, but I’m looking forward to being more balanced. I think that makes you a better consultant.”
Verve Partners are thrilled to welcome Nicole who is such an experienced and valuable addition to the team. We look forward to seeing her drive success in the Newcastle area.
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