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This week's People on the Move - week ending 05/02/10


By The Drum Team, Editorial

February 9, 2010 | 5 min read

Find out who has moved where and this week we find out their worst ever jobs and their favourite TV programmes.


01 What attracted you to the position?

02 What company did you last work for?

03 What was your first industry job?

04 How did you find your new position?

05 what is the worst job you ever had?

06 who do you most admire?

07 what is your favourite tv show?

NATALIE RUECROFT,CONFERENCE SALES EXECUTIVE, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS 1. The opportunity to progress my career in sales within a conference/events environment in a much larger venue than where I was currently working. 2. Ramada Jarvis Hotels, Ramada Parkway in Leeds. 3. Hotel Reservations Consultant for Expotel Leeds office. 4. A week of intense job hunting before finding this position on the job centre website which directed me through to the Leeds University website. 5. Office Assistant for a law firm in the centre of Leeds. Pushing a trolley full of post along cobbled streets and trying to manoeuvre the trolley up and down curbs was not my idea of an exciting and fulfilling job! Length of time working at the solicitors – 3 weeks! 6. David Brown Murphy – my Scottish, foul mouthed grandad. 7. A toss up between Eastenders and Come Dine with Me.

LAURENE MCCAFFERTY,USABILITY CONSULTANT, USER VISION1. The opportunity to work for a well-established, forward thinking usability consultancy and to continue within a field that I am passionate about. 2.The Centre for Communication Interface Research. 
3. Researcher within the Consulting department at Ryden – surveyors. 4. Through a previous colleague. 5. P.R. 6. My mother. 7. True Blood.

JONATHAN HELM,BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, USER VISION1. User Vision is a highly respected agency with great people and a fantastic client base. 2. Crombie Anderson.
3. Business Development Manager at PI Global.
4. Denholm Associates.
5. Too polite to say but they know who they are.
6. My mum of course! 7. Doctor Who. I wear my anorak with pride. STEPHEN DENNING,

USABILITY CONSULTANT, USER VISION1. Good team and impressive client list. 2. Principal Consultant at PA Consulting Group. 3. Joined PA Consulting as a graduate analyst. 4. Met Chris (Rourke – MD at User Vision) at a usability professionals conference in the States. 5. Room service porter at a posh hotel up north. 
6. Everyone in the UX\usability\accessibility field who selflessly collaborates to share information and progress the field. 7. Anything written by Aaron Sorkin (West Wing, Studio 60, etc).

SIMON COX,HEAD OF DIGTIAL, WAA1. WAA’s reputation, client list and growth plans. 2. HRO’C Group. 3. Traffic manager. 4. I was approached by WAA. 5. Holiday job loading sofas into lorrys – I lasted a week! 6. The explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 7. The Wire. CHRIS SENIOR,CREATIVE ARTWORKER, LIVE & BREATHE1. After meeting the team I could see Live & Breathe is a company on the up with seriously talented people and a great atmosphere. 2. Coutts Creative, part of the Bezier Group. 3. Junior Artworker at Barkers Recruitment. 4. The wonderful Betsy Black from Moves Recruitment tracked me down and sent me forth. 5. Moving car suspension springs from one box to another, grim. Walked out after a couple of hours. 6. My Mother, Father, girlfriend and Cormac McCarthy. 7. Saturday Kitchen, Peep Show and The Simpsons.

TRICIA MORTON,ACCOUNT MANAGER, LIVE & BREATHE1. The people, the location and the ‘Sony’ brand. 2. I worked in-house on the Wm. Morrisons Account for Technik, Berkhamsted. 3. I spent four years working as a customer service adviser, looking after the North East region. 4. Via Betsy Black at Moves. We hit it off straight away like we had known each other for years, it happened so quickly! From having an interview on the Thursday at 1pm, to start the following morning, it was like a dream. I feel it was a sign, as one of my closest friends calls me ‘Betsy’. 5. A Saturday job waitressing in a coffee shop when I was 15. 6. The troops in Afganistan. 7. I have two at the moment Heroes and Being Human. CHERYL GODDARD,SENIOR PR EXECUTIVE, WAA1. The agency’s fantastic reputation and diverse range of clients – as an integrated agency I felt there would be a lot more to learn than working in a sole PR agency. I also loved the agency’s creative appeal and mantra, ideas make business! 2. Taylor Herring – entertainment PR agency. 3. PR executive, Simply Marcomms Ltd – b2b PR agency. 
4. Through Monster Jobs, after an extensive search for exciting PR jobs based in the Midlands. 5. Media sales, I walked out after two and half days. 6. Sir David Attenborough? 7. I have many, at the moment it would be Glee. SARAH BOSTON,DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER, SWAMP1. Writing for design is a well respected craft, but writing for digital is yet to be fully explored. There’s a lot to learn and a lot to gain. 2. Elmwood. 3. Junior Copywriter at Elmwood. 4. The Book agency in Leeds. 
5. Working in a prison kitchen, where the inmates occasionally sprinkled leftover food with razor blades. How we all laughed.

6. Writers such as Nigel Slater, Jayne and Nat at Elmwood and Innocent’s Dan Germain. 
7. Grand Designs. If I wasn’t a writer I’d love to design houses.

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