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Craig Colvin - Tech Recruiter + Director

I was a very "ginger kid" and that was my nickname.
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I grew up in the Gong (Wollongong). we didn't really have much in terms of money but that didn't really matter to me. I lived on the beach and we made our own fun and my parents worked hard to make sure that when we grew up we could have something, and I don't mean something as in a thing like money or assets, I mean something that we could offer as a human to other people.

I now live in Torquay on the Surf Coast of Victoria with my wife and our Airedale Terrier.

my work is fully remote.  

I'm a career recruiter. this is my life. I'll be here with you on this journey.

  • Whats it like to recruit with Craig Colvin?

    "I have known Craig Colvin for 5 years, during which he has worked with me to fill various roles that I have had vacant.

    Of the many recruiters I have dealt with over the years, Craig stands out for his ability to build and maintain relationships and deliver for his clientele and their needs. He is genuine, never too serious, and always gets back to you. He is never pushy. Craig is one of very few recruiters I know that are willing to give something up for no immediate return. He values the long game, and this is what sets him apart. This is why employers like me, and contractors are happy to work with him – over and over and over again."
    Head of Tech, Iconic Australian Sporting Governing Body.

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    "I have had the pleasure of working with Craig Colvin on several assignments over the past 8-10 years.

    Craig has unmatched experience in the IT industry and is genuinely committed to providing the best talent to the right employer.

    In addition to Craig’s positivity and professionalism, he keeps his contractors abreast of industry and technology trends, giving us the insight needed to gain the edge in interviews and to help us perform at our best in each engagement.

    Working with Craig it is clearly apparent he is dedicated to the success of both his contractors and his clients, so not your average agent.

    Looking forward to the next assignment!".
    Nico, Network Engineer

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    "I met with Craig only a few months after I arrived in Melbourne, and I straight-away knew that he was not any random recruiter you can find out there. First and foremost because he does not recruit in anything: he mainly specialises in network / security / cloud / systems which has allowed him to really know the industry and its key people. Consequently, he also knows what skills to look for, go beyond a resume, a list of certifications or a check-list given by the customer to truly identify talent where it lies, and find the best fit for the customer's team.

    Craig really cares about people and back then, when things were not going well for me, he was there trying to help me, even if he was "just" a recruiter! He helped me find that job that has allowed me to be where I am now. Later down the track our paths crossed again, he found me another job by calling me the very day my contract ended! He did everything he could to make his consultants and the customer happy.

    Craig is also a fun and pleasant person to work with, really open minded with a great spirit. I would recommend working with him as a candidate or as a client without a doubt."
    Pierre, Network Consultant

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    "I have been contracting for 17 years now through various IT recruitment companies and I can honestly say that the past 2.5 years working through Craig Colvin at Red Resources has been by far the best experience out of the lot. Craig's work ethic, professionalism and general friendly nature has been fantastic right from day one. He was supportive from the initial conversations right through my contract end date, making it a pleasure to work with Craig."
    Zayne, Senior Infrastructure Engineer

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    "I have had the good fortune of being placed twice by Craig, and I can honestly say he is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. His down to earth nature and witty sense of humour set him apart from the majority of people in the recruitment industry. Craig has also shown time and time again that he cares about the people he places, working hard to ensure their transition is as smooth as possible."
    Dean, Senior Engineer, Global Software Company.

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    I've worked with Craig from both sides of the recruitment table, as a hiring manager and an applicant. In both scenarios, Craig went above and beyond what I could have expected from a recruiter. Craig takes the time to get to know his potential candidates and clients, he was on the phone to me often checking in during the process (even when there was no good news to report) and was candid and honest. It helps that Craig knows what he doesn't know, and could often be found at MeetUps learning about upcoming technologies that excite the tech candidates he needed to work with. While many recruiters stood at the back drinking the free beers and eating the pizza and looking for potential work - Craig had a real interest in the presentations and asked relevant questions from the middle of the crowd.

    If you are looking to fill a role, or are looking for the next challenge - Craig is definitely your best choice. Most other recruiters just aren't in his league.
    Rob Kenefeck, Senior Consultant at Servian

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    Craig is a delight to work with. He is extremely professional and efficient and manages to do all this with a smile and a dose of humour. Craig is a genuine guy who factors in the best interests of both employer and candidate when he is looking for the right fit for a role. He is one of the best recruiters I've had the pleasure to deal with.
    David Tymon, Senior Software Engineer at Snobal

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    I've worked with dozens of recruiters throughout my career but I have never had an experience like working with Craig. When I found out I needed to move from Brisbane to Melbourne with about a months notice, an ad on seek caught my attention so much I immediately picked up the phone. After a chat I sent through my resume and I moved on with my job search. Craig read my resume, called me right back and let me know of another position that he thought would be a good fit. He set up two interviews before I'd even properly started on my job hunt. The first would have been a good fit, but the job he recommended with Vibrato (now Servian) is by far the best of my career. You can look through his other recommendations and see that my experience is no exception, I work with a first class team who love what we are doing and he connected many of us.

    Craig still keeps in touch and though we've only had the chance to meet in person a handful of times, it's like chatting to an old mate. If you are thinking of exploring new career opportunities: give Craig a call. If you need some first class talent: give Craig a call. If you need talent but don't work with recruiters, just have a quick chat, there is more than one who makes an exception for Craig.
    Kim Shepherd, Senior Consultant at Servian

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    Ive been contracting for 17 years now through various IT recruitment companies and I can honestly say that the past 2.5 years working through Craig at Red Resources has been far the best experience out of the lot. Craig's work ethic, professionalism and general friendly nature has been fantastic right from day one. He was supportive from the initial conversations right through my contract end date, making it a pleasure to work with Craig
    Zayne Ismail, Senior Infrastructure Engineer

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    I first met Craig through an introduction at an Infracoders meetup in Melbourne years ago, he stood out from the crowd of recruiters easily; a genuine and friendly person, really there to build relationships. Since then I have worked with Craig multiple times across different businesses, knowing that when I'm stuck Craig will always come through.

    He's filled more than a dozen roles for me over the past 3 years, with quality candidates who are good technical fits, good cultural fits and also just generally good people.

    He inherently understands mine and my business' needs, delivers on time and on budget and is genuinely a pleasure to work with.

    Craig and the whole Red Resources team make doing business a pleasure, and I cannot recommend working with them enough.

    Whether you're a candidate or a business that needs recruitment help, Craig makes sure that everyone is happy with every deal by making good matches based on skills and culture, not just his bottom line.
    Mulvina (Molly) Rowe, We're Hiring! - Head of People and Culture at RecordPoint

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    Craig has assisted us with recruiting for many different roles and has been a great asset to our team. He has been enthusiast, great to work with and has been able to connect us with the right people. I would highly recommend Craig to anyone who needs an experienced technology recruitment specialist.
    Phillip Souter, Filling the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    Craig and team are awesome and have always help us source really really great talent. How is he different? He actually gives a crap... not just about our company(ies) but about ensuring the candidate is going to enjoy the play they work. I guess it's not hard when the place is Servian, but still... he does us proud. Thanks Craig.
    Peter Gatt, Partner at Servian

  • What's it like working with Craig Colvin?

    If I could give one tip to someone trying to break into the IT industry, it would be: ring Craig.

    Forget all the horror stories about recruiters churning through names and resumes. In the proper sense of the word, a recruiter is a knowledgeable, trusted broker, a recruiter is someone who has relationships with businesses and with talent, and can hook you up. Craig is a recruiter.

    I was new to the IT industry. Craig took the time to get to know me, he took me out to coffee, he gave me tips about how to break into the industry. These are your strengths, these are your weaknesses. He showed me which meetups to go to, which online courses to take, and he introduced me to industry contacts. He worked with me to present my little bit of relevant experience in a way employers would respond to. And he got me an interview at a consulting firm where I never thought I would have had a shot. The rest is history: I love this job and I just got promoted too. Craig got me that start. Thankyou Craig.
    Patrick Conheady, Tax, DevOps, automation