Successful author quits rural idyll to pursue dream of recruitment consultancy in Croydon


Iain Cullen always had a dream, a dream his friends and family thought would remain out of his grasp forever. But last year whilst sat in his studio, looking out over the fields of Somerset, with his finished manuscript on his desk, he said to himself; ‘I will not do this anymore; I’m going to follow my dream.’

With that he phoned his literary agent and told him there would be no twelfth book, no more bestselling novels translated all around the world and made into blockbuster movies. He was out of the business for good; he was going to follow his heart and see if he could make it in the world of office recruitment.

‘I always had this secret ambition’ said Iain ‘…but I never thought I would be good enough to help find Temp to Perm employment for part-qualified accountants in the Croydon and South London area. Then I thought, ‘you only live once’ and I’ll never find out unless I try’.

Iain started with Reed recruitment yesterday, and from his small office overlooking the muti-storey car-park he had a message for all his former readers; ‘You have to follow your heart in this life, and I’m following mine’. His first morning in recruitment was very successful, managing to fill every empty vacancy except the new one for ‘Best-Selling Novelist’. ‘Why the hell would anyone want do that?’ said all the jobless applicants who came into the office.

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