Jack Stocker

Account Manager

Tell us a bit about you?

Professionally, I have been a sheet in the wind – I’ve held jobs from Maintenance Manager for a warehousing facility to Boardroom Hospitality to Account Management of Australia’s largest Adult Distributor. In a recent shift, I longed to combine my higher lever sales and marketing experience with my love of dealing with people; an aspect of work I’ve missed dearly since my time in Retail Management. Recruitment has been the perfect avenue and something I have quickly become passion about.

In my spare time, I’m a bit of a social butterfly. I find myself most Zen when I’m alone though, particularly escaping the city into nature to recollect, reform and restructure my thoughts. I find self-reflection to be the most valuable aspect of self-development so I ensure I have time to do so regularly.

In the last five years, what new belief, behaviour, or habit has most improved your life?

I was working in corporate hospitality in the boardrooms of KPMG, I was privy to the conversations of 6 Finance CEO’s. One thing said in that meeting really stuck with me, “never let perfection get in the way of good enough!” This sentiment, focusing on action over the perceived value of actions helped me tackle tasks head on without feeling overwhelmed by perfecting minutia.

What is an unusual habit or an absurd thing that you love?

My most absurd habit would have to be my tendency to lip-sync in public – it’s such an unconscious process I often don’t even know I’m doing it! This bizarre quirk has gotten me into some joyful situations though – one in particular where someone recognised the song I was lip-syncing to and the pair of us had a sing-along on the train.