Panda International is made up of talented, aspiring and driven young professionals who are dedicated to helping businesses and professionals in the Life Sciences sector to become more successful. We’d like to introduce you to the people behind the names and give you insight into the awesome team that’s set to take over the world of recruitment!
Meet Arthur van der Pluijm!
Arthur is one of our Business Development Consultants here at Panda International. Besides being a specialist in placing candidates with clients in the Medical Device sector, he is an enthusiastic person with big ambitions! We asked him a few questions to get to know him a little bit better…
What is your professional background?
I used to work in the stock trade. My ambition for sales started on the playground at a young age where I would trade my Pokémon cards for money. I always aim for more. If it’s possible, just go for it!
Why did you choose to work at Panda?
The main reason I wanted to work at Panda is because of their focus on quality. I had interviews with other recruitment companies and they were mostly focused on sending 1 million CV’s a day, whereas I want to put the best candidates in front of my client. Panda is also a place where I knew I could grow and make a contribution to the company’s success. That’s really important to me.
What is it like to work here?
It’s a lot of fun! We work long hours but the atmosphere in the office and the social things we do together after work makes it all worthwhile. It’s definitely a work hard play hard environment. There are a million other jobs that are less stressful that you can do, but I like the challenge and the fact that the possibilities are what you make of it. You can only limit yourself.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to be opening Panda’s next office in Switzerland, where I can combine my love of climbing, be successful as a Partner and live an exciting and fulfilling life!
What is the one thing that most people don’t know about you?
I’m an adrenaline junkie; whether I’m climbing a mountain in the Alps or riding on my motorcycle, there’s no limit on anything (except legally). Yesterday I finally spoke to a client I’d been trying to reach for a few days and at that moment they were looking to fill 5 different roles. The client agreed to work with me, which felt amazing; the rush you get is incredible!
How can people get in touch with you?
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