Roland Coombes has over 20 years experience in recruitment and is both the Director and Recruitment Manager of Short-List and the umbrella group, itouch professional solutions.
"Way back in 1997, I joined Reed Accountancy in the UK as a Recruitment Consultant. Within 2 years I rose to the ranks of "Top Permanent Recruiter" (1st out of 3,000+ recruiters) and held the position for 2 years running, gaining recognition across the industry and by James and Alex Reed alike (the founders of Reed Plc).
In 2001, I moved to Australia and enjoyed a similar success story with what was then Jonathan Wren (an Adecco specialist brand), also retaining the spot as their No.1 Recruiter. I then moved to management, and was responsible for their Sydney operations and training other recruiters to become hugely successful. I then set up itouch solutions, a career services business, and in 2015, I rolled out Short-List (my freelancing recruitment arm).
Over the years, I have managed thousands of campaigns, working with several leading ASX and FTSE 2000 clients through to small SMEs (5-100+ staff). Today, my motivation to fill each and every role remains the same, and I take great pride in the relationships I build with my clients, which I see as a long-term recruitment partnership."
- Australian CEO Top 25 Choice
- CV Magazine Recruitment Awards 2016
- AI Recruiter of the Year Award
- 2 x Recruiter of the Year Reed | 1 x Recruiter of the Year Jonathan Wren
- Australian Employment Guide Lifetime Award
- 3 x TORI Awards for Resume Writing
Short-lList forms part of the itouch professional solutions group. Established in 2001, itouch was formed out of a need to provided specialist career services and support, incnluding that of resume writing, career management, career transition, outplacement and more. itouch operates through an online model, working with clients across Australia.
Multi-TORI Winners | WOMO 5 Star Awards (5 years running) | CV Recruiters Choice | Employment Guide Lifetime Achievement | TrueLocal 5 Star | And More
itouch professional solutions (external site)
Since conception, we have always believed that if successful we would be committed to put back into the community some of the financial success we have been fortunate to have earned. Over the past few years, itouch Professional Resumes has contributed significantly to a number of very valuable causes. This year is no different, with schemes now set up to direct our Profits for Success campaign to help donate to The Smith Family and UNHCR. Please find out more about our “every little bit helps " contribution policy which sees a percentage of our profits from CV and resume writing going to needed charities.