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Christina Radner joined CrimsonXT over five years ago and has built an extensive network and presence recruiting in the process technology and process automation industries. You may know that she’s building a process technology team here at CrimsonXT. You may not know all the countries she’s lived in or her recent academic achievements!

You can watch the interview here or read the whole conversation below:




To start off Christina, please could you introduce yourself?

Hello! My name is Christina. I’m a Principal Consultant at CrimsonXT and I specialise in the process technology and process engineering markets, as well as having quite a big focus on process automation.


What led you to the recruitment industry?

Well, you’re probably wanting to hear, “Oh, I’ve always wanted to work in recruitment“, but it was actually just a coincidence! I was looking for a job in London where I could use my German language skills, and I thought, “What’s a recruitment consultant? Let’s just apply.” And that’s how I got into it.


How do you like to start your day?

Without coffee and breakfast, I can’t function so that’s definitely the first thing in the morning.


What is your favourite thing about your job?

It never gets boring. It’s quite challenging and can sometimes be like a roller coaster ride – there’s some up and downs. But I enjoy just being really creative and finding different ways to attract talent for my roles and working with clients to overcome the challenges and be flexible, so it’s nice.


If you could write a book about your life, what would it be?

Well… I would never write a book! Writing is just not for me, but if someone else could write a book about me, it’d probably be about my adventures in life. I’ve lived in multiple different countries – in Brussels and the Netherlands, in Australia, obviously England – first London, now Manchester – and I’m originally from Austria. So, I definitely think there’s some stuff to write about.


What do you use the company’s flexible working for?

Oh, I use it loads. Last week I went to Portugal for ten days and rented a co-working space and worked from there. Every year I go for a few weeks back to Austria, where I’m originally from, and just work from there. It’s just really nice just being able to do that – it makes work-life good and fun and flexible.


What’s a work-related accomplishment you’re really proud of?

I would say it’s identifying the need in the process technology space and really building up a network within Germany, Austria and Switzerland. And at the same time as doing this, I completed a full time degree as well, so I’d say that’s what I’m really proud of.


What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

That I recently graduated in Psychology from the University of Manchester. It was a full-time degree, which I did alongside work, so it was stressful, but I absolutely loved it.

Apart from that, the fact that I love singing. I used to be in a musical society when I was younger and did singing workshops and dancing workshops.


What drew you to the process technology industry?

Process technology has a lot of really interesting areas, but also seeing the need for process engineers, and how automating these processes is also really in demand.


What are your day-to-day tasks?

I do 360-degree recruitment, which means that I manage my own accounts and my own clients. I get new clients on board, attract talent, discover industry trends and keep up-to-date on industry news. I also always try to be connected within the industry and do a lot of networking as well, so it’s quite a variety of tasks and it definitely doesn’t get boring.


What’s on your bucket list

Travelling to more different continents, because so far I’ve only been to Australia and Europe. I would like to go to the US, South America and Africa. I really want to go to South Africa, for all the vineyards and amazing beaches. And Asia! Thailand, definitely. I love Thai food, it’s my favourite food and I would love to have a nice Thai red curry there.


What’s the best advice you’ve received?

Don’t assume things you don’t know, just ask.” Oftentimes people assume things but actually, if you don’t ask, you don’t know. Also, something I always like to tell my candidates when I prep them for interviews is that there is no stupid question. Just ask, don’t be shy. So yeah, I think they are both good pieces of advice.


If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would it be?

Harry Potter… because I could ride a broom and go for a Butterbeer at the pub! It sounds quite nerdy, but yeah, that would definitely be an adventure.


What are your professional goals?

To develop this market further and get some more people on board, to develop my own team. We’re currently looking for a German-speaking consultant who I can mentor so that’s the first step and I’m really excited to get this person on and then go from there!



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