Back to the Big Apple

Being back in New York means a lot for me, not just from a professional standpoint, but also from a personal standpoint as well. Spending a year living in Ireland is an experience that will impact me for the rest of my days. I believe everyone has a turning point or event that impacts him or her to narrow down their path in life and helps push their journey to a faster start. My decision to buy a one-way ticket to Ireland after graduating from college influenced who I am today had helped lead to my career in recruitment.

I was on the hunt for a job and ended up working in an area that interested me – HR. I had in fact applied for a different job and ended up working for the agency that I went through, which turned out to be a great opportunity for me. It was a chance I took and an unconventional way of getting into something I enjoyed doing- working with people. I enjoyed the hustle, the ups and downs, and the feeling of making a placement after a long process and knowing that there were people who valued my efforts, candidates and clients. I knew it was a career path that I wanted to drive on.

My decision to move back to New York and continue my career in recruitment came at a perfect time as I struck gold covered in orange: e-Frontiers. Before setting upon my solo euro trip I met with Brendan Carroll (CEO of e-Frontiers) about what he was envisioning for a New York based operation.

Right away I knew that I wanted to be part of this unique opportunity. In my mind, I’d be working part of an international startup with a strong and promising blueprint. The potential is strong as I’ve joined a great team and we share the same goals. It means a lot to me to work for e-Frontiers because like the company itself, I’ve got a good story to tell. Anyone can join a well-established firm and continue to coast- but it takes a special kind of person to build something from nothing and that’s what separates my colleague and I from the rest of the pack.

Like e-Frontiers, I pride myself on being personable, honest, and being able to build value for all parties involved- because after all, I did start out as a candidate on the other side of the fence. Living abroad taught me how to step outside of my comfort zone and taught me skills that would help build the foundation of a new office such as empathy, ability to build relationships, ability to adapt, eagerness to learn and develop, and developing communication skills. The challenge this far is what keeps us hungry and motivated as we continue to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s not easy but it’s forcing us to learn and grow bigger and faster.

I set out on this journey to continue to create opportunities, take chances, and build connections. We are at the start of our journey here in New York and will continue to build our success just as all e-Frontiers operations have succeeded in doing. Working for e-Frontiers – an Irish company in New York gives me the best of both worlds and I hope to continue to put our name on the map.

May 2019

Malachy Fallon