Parity Partners in Play Series with Ivan Micallef

08 November 2022 Victoria Butt

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​As a specialist recruitment partner, we are often asked for recommendations of other recruitment suppliers in areas such as Technology. Our ‘go to’ is Ivan Micallef who is the Founder and Director of Aurora Search who provide quality technology talent to the APAC Financial Services Industry.
Aurora Search means "new beginnings" and Ivan is a trusted advisor to many technology clients and candidates alike. He listens, learns, and then advises (in that order) which can be unusual for a recruiter. Aurora Search pride themselves on being an extension of your support network who are there to ensure terrific career decisions are being made, first time around.
 Parity Consulting could partner with many different quality IT recruitment companies however we have chosen to partner with Ivan at Aurora Search for 3 reasons:
  • Joint organisation values alignment;
  • He treats his candidates as well as his clients really well (ie Parity); and
  • He delivers difficult searches in a timely manner.
Any organisation or person we send to Aurora Search receives a quality experience.
Ivan mentors many ‘up and coming’ entrepreneurs and recruitment consultants and when asked what advice he would give to these professionals, his insights translate to seasoned professionals also. My top 4 favourites are:
  • The path of least resistance is often the worst option;
  • Get really good at calling out your own BS;
  • Identify the people and relationships around you, that are inhibiting you from getting where you want to be. Make the hard, but necessary changes.
  • Listen more and talk less.
Aurora Search is one of the strategic partners for our FY2022 Salary Guide & Insights and feel strongly that our Parity Plus initiatives are an important and powerful give back to the community. Likewise, Ivan is passionate about the future of work and how the world will hopefully look in 20 years. More specifically, Ivan would like to see:
  • Age, Gender, Ethnicity & Persuasion aren't a thing. Everyone is treated the same way, and given equal opportunity;
  • Diversity in leadership is seen on boards, and on senior leadership and management teams;
  • The disadvantaged are given a voice, and change isn't just an idea.
You will not be disappointed when you meet Ivan at Aurora Search and you can find him active on LinkedIn HERE.
Victoria is an Executive Search Specialist, entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Director of Parity Consulting; a thought leader, wife and mother, blogger, and a wine snob! She believes in life by design and is blessed to have found her career home in the training & recruitment industry, founding Parity Consulting on the belief that the candidate and client must be equal within the hiring process.
Parity Consulting works with clients who embrace diverse and inclusive environments and empower their teams to bring their authentic whole self to work. We encourage people with different beliefs, abilities, backgrounds and life experiences to contact us.
Feel free to reach out to Victoria Butt on +61 402 418 326 or