SO Success Stories


Stephanie Tan, Recruitment Consultant

Career Highlights:

  • Managed two large O&G Company accounts

  • Secured 8 placements within her first three months at SO

“I started my journey at SO as a fresh grad, where I had zero experience in the field of recruitment. Our local learning and development team provided me with a solid training programme that allowed me to acquire all the skills I needed to know for my first day on desk. Since then, I have gained valuable advice from managers and many of my peers. The culture at SO has also helped me develop important values in my approach to work, including time management, discipline and tenacity.”


Jeaneen Blalack, Account Manager

Career Highlights:

  • Four years experience

  • 2017 and 2018 Americas Top Biller

“At SO, my managers and colleagues have helped me learn every position from top to bottom, as well as every company within the offshore drilling industry. I truly feel like I have become an expert within my field. Not only has this company taught me valuable sales tools, it has introduced me to some great people, and most importantly, the ability to provide a great life for my son. ”


Tom Reid,
APAC Regional Director and Board Member

Career Highlights:

  • Progressed from London graduate to APAC Director within seven years

  • Highest billing year as a consultant £1.25 million

“I joined SO because I wanted the chance of building a career. So far I’m progressing as I hoped, having already achieved two promotions to date. As a Manager at SO, I am required to lead by example, manage budgets, actively assist in the achievement of team targets, whilst identifying opportunities that can further develop our junior members of staff. It’s also a fulfilling experience when I can help bring on new business for my team and SO.”