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Getting to know your consultant

Matthew Hart, Associate Director

Getting to know Matthew Hart,

Associate Director at Sonder Consultants

1. Where are you from?

Sydney, Australia.

2. Why did you move into recruitment?

I more or less fell into it. I had an interview with a recruiter about a strategy consulting role and at the end of the meeting, they pitched recruitment to me. I had a lot of friends in the industry in New York and they loved their job, so I thought I’d give it a try.

3. Favourite thing about your job?

Meeting new, intelligent and interesting people every day.

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

Ask Sonder to help you!

5. Favourite restaurant in Sydney?


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

Italy. Hard to pick between Porto Venere and Praiano. I’ll never forget doing the Cinque Terre by boat with my family. We swam into each colourful town. It was a magical day.

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

Every day is different and every bit of success is meaningful & celebrated.

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

My late grandma, Georgie.

9. Favourite book/film?

Tough question:

Books: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand; The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Films: Seven and American History X

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

A fishing rod.

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

Create more national parks.

12. Favourite interview question to ask?

Give me an example of how, in the workplace, you explained a complex situation so that everyone grasped what you were talking about.

13. Biggest interview faux pas?

Speaking before you think about the question you’ve been asked.

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

LeBron James, Barrack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi.

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Abraham Lincoln

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