Ross Highfield

Qualifications: BA (Hons) French & Italian, University of Bristol. MA, Modern European Cultures, University of Birmingham.

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian.

Sector focus: Automotive, Engineering, Financial Services, Industrial, Logistics, Pharmaceuticals, Technology.

How many countries have you been to and which one is furthest from the UK? 22 in total. Furthest distance was the Pacific Northwest of the US, though culturally probably Jordan

What’s the strangest food you’ve ever eaten? Nothing too interesting here having been a vegetarian since I was 13, sorry

What was your dream job when you were a child? Footballer / journalist / author / interpreter, at different times

If you could time travel where would you go? I’d go to the future to see Birmingham win the Champions’ League. Has to happen at some point…

Which superhero would you be and why? I’ve never really been into superheroes, I’m afraid

What was the last role for which you found the successful candidate? I’m just getting back into recruitment after a year or so away, so I can’t remember exactly (hopefully the next one will be very soon, though)

What is the innovation you have been waiting for? Widely-used clean energy. Or a passable vegetarian substitute for a chip-shop kebab

What are your guilty pleasures? I don’t generally feel guilty about pleasure, but playing FIFA on PlayStation online, and getting annoyed / irate / upset when I lose isn’t necessarily the image of myself I like to project to the world

What is the biggest challenge of using LinkedIn as a researcher? Making sure to use it appropriately and efficiently, rather than as a panacea

What would you do if you had an extra hour in the day? Probably no more or no less than I do already, Parkinson’s Law and all that