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Grant Habgood
Name: Grant Habgood
Company Position: General Manager
Email Address:
Phone Number: 027 630 2644

​National Client Solutions

  • Executive Recruitment

  • Permanent Recruitment

  • Contracting Solutions

  • Temporary Staffing Solutions

  • National

Where I’m from: I was born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland before heading overseas for 17 years after university.

My professional background: I’ve worked in Agency side recruitment since 2006, 15 of which was spent in Tokyo, Japan. In 2020 I made the call to move back home with my family. As a recruiter, I learnt the trade placing roles into the technology sector. I loved it and was fortunate to recruit for some of the worlds’ biggest tech names, including Apple, Microsoft and SAP. My most recent positions have been the Director of the Auckland operations for a global recruitment firm in Auckland and the Managing Director for the Japan operations of a UK based recruitment firm.     

Why I’m passionate about my role:  Joining Beyond Recruitment properly completes my kiwi homecoming, it’s the first time I’ve worked for a Kiwi company! Unless you count Foodtown, when I was a working in the butchery department at college on Auckland’s North Shore..

What not many people know about me: I have a stunt double, I’m an identical twin. Probably not much of an unknown, but I speak Japanese fluently. I also fancy myself on the karaoke microphone, perhaps I’m not the best person to judge however..

What I love about Aotearoa, New Zealand: New Zealand, Auckland especially, is a true cultural melting pot. I love that Aotearoa genuinely embraces it’s unique identity, from celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Maori to holding festivals celebrating Diwali. Also, having been away for so many years, it’s nice to appreciate the diverse landscapes New Zealand has to offer. You can’t beat the beaches in the Bay of Islands or the mountainous country of the Southern Alps.   

What I love about Beyond Recruitment: It’s purpose of working to benefit Aotearoa. The team here is up there with the most experienced I’ve worked with. That combined with their sincere drive to achieve positive outcomes for their clients and candidates makes Beyond Recruitment a special place to work.

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