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Kelsey Sabine, In-house Consultant

Getting to know Kelsey Sabine,

In-house Consultant

1. Where are you from?

Kiwi Land!


2. Why did you move into recruitment?

Being a people person, the thought of dealing with people day-in day-out and guiding them through significant career moves excited me. To be part of their journey and coach them through it sounded like a fulfilling job. 


3. Favourite thing about your job?

Networking and connecting with lawyers whom I may have never crossed paths with otherwise.


4. Best piece of advice to give to lawyers looking for a job?

Let your personality and passion shine, then it’s only a matter of time before the right role comes to you.


5. Favourite restaurant in Sydney?

Muum Maam – I recommend the Snapper!  


6. Best place you ever visited/favourite holiday location? 

Croatia for the sunshine and sea, Norway for the mountains and fjords – and crazy base jumpers!


7. What do you like most about working for Sonder Consultants 

The inspiring team I work with and feeling part of the Sonder vision. 


8. Biggest inspiration/role model (dead or alive)?

Passionate people – anyone that loves doing what they do! Their enthusiasm is infectious. But in particular, Russ Hoggard – my athletics coach, is still on the track as he approaches 90!


9. Favourite book/film?

Dean Karnazes’ autobiography  – ultra-marathon runner and first man to run a marathon in running shoes in the South Pole.  


10. If you were marooned on a desert island, what one item would you bring with you?

A super yacht (filled with friends and family). 


11. If you were president for a day, what would you change in the world?

No visa restrictions and free education for all!


12. Favourite interview question to ask?

What motivates you? What inspires you?


13. Biggest interview faux pas?

Drawing a blank. If this happens it is best to just keep conversation flowing. Answer as best you can without waffling and if need be, ask the interviewer to repeat the question. 


14. If you could invite absolutely anyone to a private dinner party with 4 guests, who would you invite?

Dean Karnazes – to open my mind to the physical limits of the body, Nelson Mandela – to inspire world change, Elon Musk – to pick his brains and gain insight into the future and Ricky Gervais – for a good laugh.


“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”

Benjamin Mee

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