Movers & Shakers – Sharon Mackie

April 3, 2001

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Name Sharon Mackie

Occupation/Title Managing Director – Executive Recruitment

Company/Organisation Collins Consulting Group, CCG Selection & The Executive Network

State NSW & Vic

Age I’ll be 33 this year ? but then again, I’ve been 33 before!

Star sign Sagittarius – we use knowledge to understand the world so I’m told.

Describe a typical day? I have a family and am the MD and owner of three businesses – what’s a “typical day?”. My days can include business development, consulting on assignments, managing and mentoring staff, business planning, marketing, sharing knowledge and information, financials, exercising, changing nappies, bedtime stories and dinner with my partner.

What’s the best part of the day? Seeing my family’s smiling faces at the end of a really busy and stressful day. And I always enjoy sitting down and interacting with the team.

What’s the worst part of the job? Trying to maintain and enjoy the all-important work-life balance.

What was your first job & how much was in your first pay packet? I started out as an Accountant in Melbourne earning a weekly salary of $384.00.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be an FBI agent, but chose to do an accounting degree instead!

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