After graduating with a Bachelors in Social Studies (majoring in Organisational Psychology & Industrial Sociology) from Rhodes University in South Africa, I decided to kick start my career and move to London. I’ve always had an interest in Human Resources and thrive working in a busy, vibrant environment and as a result I made it no further than the recruitment company I registered with.
I have spent the last two successful years working in the interim HR market before joining the interim Financial & Professional Services team here at Oakleaf Partnership. I plan to continue to build strong relationships with both my clients and candidates and build a successful desk.
I like to have a busy social life and love to travel as much as possible, socialising with friends and trying to keep fit! I’m always looking for interesting things to do in London and make regular trips to the theatre, museums and London’s fantastic food and wine markets.
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Dominique has impressed me with her knowledge of the sector, her proactivity and her enthusiasm for recruitment in a challenging market.
Katharine Greenfield (MCIPD) - Senior Learning and Development Manager, Farrer & Co
Dominique is a pleasure to deal with. She has taken the time to get to know me, understand what I am looking for and helped me to secure a great interim assignment. She has also stayed in contact with me and is a credit to the HR recruitment profession.
Madhu Vidyarthi - HRBP, Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners
I have had the pleasure of working with Dominique at Oakleaf Partnerships on my past few Job searches which have all been successful. Dominique is very professional in her approach and takes the time to find out exactly what you are looking for and has thorough discussions with you on your background and experience to enable her to find the perfect role for you! I'd definitely recommend Dominique to all Senior HR professionals to help with their future job searches.
Ceilidh Bridgeman - HR Manager, Wealth Management Sector
"Dominique stands out as a professional and engaging recruiter. She asked to meet me in person to discuss my career plans, providing constructive advice at the time and has been responsive and professional throughout my dealings with her. She has a wide network and has demonstrated a deep knowledge of her market, succinctly describing the key points of the role and organization she’s representing. It’s evident she looks after the best interests of her clients and candidates and brings the human element the forefront of recruitment and HR!"
Cheryl Gurner - Senior Recruiter