Monday, 06 March 2017 09:48

Pauline O'Brien

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Pauline O’Brien is the CIS Director of Career & Recruitment Services.

Pauline and her team work collaboratively with member schools using a personalized search approach to identify and fully screen leaders and teachers for their communities. She started at CIS in August of 2014 after thirteen years of international recruiting at The Blue Lynx Group in the Netherlands, where she served in succession as Regional Manager, Operations Manager and Operations Director. Her responsibilities included the development of corporate recruitment strategies, processes and systems to recruit and place multilingual, culturally-competent, international professionals in the Netherlands and abroad. During her tenure, Pauline managed all aspects of the recruitment and selection processes, including accounts and client relationships, to fully understand the varying nature of recruitment needs of her client base.

She has given numerous career workshops for senior and junior candidates, and has interviewed a staggering amount of professionals in her time. Her ultimate aim is always to find that ‘right fit’ and make that ‘right match’. Relationship building is high on Pauline’s list of priorities, something she never tires of.

Her earlier experience in the area of association management at the International Pharmaceutical Federation included national associations worldwide. During her thirteen years at FIP, Pauline managed membership, exhibitions, training, and evaluated multi-cultural teams internationally, honing in on her own intercultural competence.

Originally from Ireland, Pauline moved to the Netherlands in 1986 where she has made her home.