Zhuo Kai Yao

Mar - Jun 2022
Currently reading Civil Engineering in Imperial College London

Embarking on my journey as an intern at Citadel Search has been nothing short of extraordinary! While waiting for my studies in Civil Engineering at Imperial College London, I decided to step into the dynamic world of digital marketing and recruitment to work on my soft and hard skills.

My days consisted of applying Citadel Search’s renowned 7-Step Methodology to unearth top-tier candidates for leading firms in Singapore. Sitting in interviews with CFOs, HR Directors, Business Development Managers, and Engineers across six diverse industries was an eye-opening experience that broadened my horizons.

I also delved into the world of digital marketing, immersing myself in comprehensive market research to gain valuable insights into job markets. After which I got to compile my learnings into meaningful marketing content, elevating Citadel Search’s brand presence as a distinguished Executive Search firm.

What set my experience apart from others was the chance to directly impact a Big 4 Audit firm 's aggressive hiring for various positions which we closed and aiding a Medical Device company in securing a visionary HR Director for their new factory.

I am thankful for the chance to hone my communication, stakeholder management, and time management skills in this dynamic corporate environment. These invaluable skills will undoubtedly serve as an unshakable foundation for my future in engineering.