Tell us about yourself.
Hi, I’m Cian – it’s Irish for “ancient” (how rude 😊).
I recently joined the Publicis Sapient Talent Acquisition team where my focus is finding software engineers to join our incredible Engineering teams.
I’m half Irish and half Zimbabwean but was born in Darlington (County Durham) and raised in Athens (Greece), Orlando (Florida), York (Old York not New York), Cambridge, and London. I don’t list all the cities to brag, it’s mostly to explain why I am full of random cultural references, useless knowledge, and why I sound the way I do. I sadly can’t speak Greek anymore, but I’m bilingual in British and American if that counts for anything.
Outside of work, I enjoy playing in my LGBTQ-friendly football team and tennis in an East London league. As a side hustle, I use my drama background (more on that later) to do voice-over work and love G&Ts and gaming - sometimes together.
How did you come to be at Publicis Sapient?
I studied Animation and Illustration at university but realized whilst studying that I was way more into Drama than I was into animation. So much so, that I went on to study Drama at Drama Centre, Central St. Martins. After graduating, I fell into working in retail and being a stylist assistant. I then decided to change my career and entered the world of recruiting. I found out that I really loved it. I love meeting people from all over the world and helping place them in their perfect role.
I first heard about Publicis Sapient about 3 years ago and have always thought positively about them ever since then they’ve been on my radar. They were a client of the recruitment agency I was working for.
When I got the opportunity to interview with them, the culture of the organization really stood out to me. Even the interview process was fun. While it was challenging, of course, I felt like even that experience was teaching me something. Within my first introduction call, I loved the positive energy I got from my colleagues as they talked about my professional aspirations, career development, and my future. Meeting people for the first time virtually isn’t ideal, but the team made everything so easy. They were inclusive and welcoming (even virtually!). I am looking forward to meeting them in person.