If you’re considering how to get into media production or international recruitment, this is the perfect podcast episode for you!

Chris completed his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Media Studies and joined Business Essentials in 1998 as a production assistant, soon becoming one of several producers.
4 years later Chris left BE to embark on an adventure to the Land of the Rising Sun: that is, of course, Japan. He took a new career direction as a recruiter.

His strong business development and relationship management skills soon saw him rise to Partner level of Japan-based recruiting firm, Optia Partners where Chris specialised in recruiting legal professionals for multinational companies, primarily in Tokyo, but as well as other Asian centres.

Chris became the in-house legal head-hunter in Tokyo. He believes it’s because of his strong cross cultural understanding and Kuuki Yomenai (KY). What does this mean? Listen to our fascinating conversation and find out.

After 10 years Chris returned to Australia with his Japanese wife and their infant daughter. With nothing but fond memories of his time at BE and with the several core members of the team still there, followed his passion for media once again and now is Producer and Business Development Manager at BE Media.

Chris interviews some of the best business experts in Australia for the high quality business magazine, Business Essentials and is an Australian Podcast  Awards judge.  Listen to his stories and how he made his successful transitions in this podcast episode.

Twitter: @mrchrisashmore

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