The Ri5 Profile: Nicole Law

The Ri5 Profile: Nicole Law


As most people in recruitment have done, Nicole fell into the industry. Unlike most people, this coincided with her move to Hong Kong. A recent addition to the team at Jobsgopublic, let us introduce you to her...

How did you first get into the industry?

This industry is not something you can study. I sort of fell into it after looking long and hard at what I wanted to spend my days doing and being excited by it from what others said about it.

Would you do the same again?

Definitely. Living with regrets is not something I indulge in and I believe what we do builds us up and takes us on the journey we’re supposed to be on. So long as you’re learning, it’s worth going through and experiencing.

What would you do if you didn’t do this?

I think I would have liked to work in social care, for a charity or in the police force maybe. I like meeting people and helping them if I can. If it’s possible to get paid to be a professional dog snuggler, I would do that.

Who are your favourite people from the industry?

I really enjoy working at Jobsgopublic and the people make it a great place to work. They are dedicated and are genuinely a good bunch of people.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received in your career?

A particular piece of advice doesn’t stick out but I definitely feel that all the bad managers I’ve worked for taught me more than I can measure. Being resilient and always coming back to keep learning and improving is one thing I carry with me always.

What piece of advice would you give somebody starting out in the sector?

Don’t give up. If it’s what you want, no one can tell you it’s not for you.

What’s your favourite recruitment ad?

I think the ads for the Armed Forces are really engaging. It’s not rocket science though. People need information that helps them make decisions. The quicker and better you deliver that information, the more success you’re likely to have.

What’s your favourite non-recruitment ad?

Being called Nicole, I am often reminded of the Renault adverts from back in the day. ‘Nicole? Papa?’ It never gets old for some people!

You’re entertaining industry contacts. Where do you take them, and why?

China Town in London. I’ve found a great restaurant called The Golden Phoenix. The food is amazing and if you feed people right, they will like you! Simple!

What are you reading at the moment?

I’m reading all the Lynda La Plante books. I devour crime thrillers at an amazing rate and they are such a good distraction.

And what are you listening to?

My playlists mostly consist of old skool Hip Hop and RnB or UK Garage. Music you can smile, sing and dance to is what I’m about.

Which five guests would you invite to your ideal dinner party?

Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, JK Rowling. I think that’s a pretty great girls night right there!

What are your top three films?

Annie, The Prisoner of Azkaban and Love Actually.

Something or someone for Room 101?

Can all politicians be put in there? Is there enough room?!

What items do you never leave home without?

My phone and my bank card!

What’s your biggest achievement – career or otherwise?

I’m not one for tooting my own horn much but I would say my ability to bounce back and always give something a good go is my biggest achievement.

Who’s your biggest hero, and why?

My mother is an amazing woman. She inspires everyone who meets her and if I can be half the person she is, I’ll be happy.

What is your ideal holiday?

A mix of exploring a new culture and lounging around a pool with a good book.

Three words to describe yourself?

Resilient, tenacious and loyal.

Your best and worst habits?

I have a habit of being brutally honest sometimes. My best habit is my great time keeping!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

I love certain cheesy pop music! – Wham, The Spice Girls…

What has been your worst/most boring job you’ve ever had?

I worked on the FoodToGo counter at Sainsbury’s when I was a teenager and spent many a weekend skewering raw chickens for the rotisserie oven! That was pretty gross.

What single fact would surprise people the most about you?

I have an obsession with crosswords!


Thanks Nicole. If you would like to nominate someone for an Ri5 Profile, or participate yourself, please contact the Ri5 Editorial team at

Thursday, 24 August 2017

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