Aimee Bateman, Founder & CEO of CareerCake.com
A decade in recruitment left Aimee Batemen with a burning desire to support passionate job seekers in the increasingly competitive market… and the skills and expertise to make it happen. A second-hand camera, a few cat cameos and – voila – Careercake.com was born.
An award-winning, disruptive online learning platform, Careercake.com offers on-demand access, 24/7 to career and business training courses delivered by global leaders and industry veterans.
Lone wolf or team player?
Do you like getting up on a Monday morning?
Yes, I love food so the thought of eating breakfast usually gets me out of bed in the morning. I like food.
Morning or night?
Apple or Samsung?
What is your favourite film, TV show or Podcast?
My favourite podcast is Chase Jarvis (CEO/founder of Creative Live). His interviews with various creatives, founders and entrepreneurs have been a constant source of inspiration to me throughout my startup story. I was lucky enough to meet him in Utah a few months ago via a mutual friend and he was simply wonderful. My favourite TV show is West Wing, I secretly want Jed Bartlett to be my Dad.
Winter or summer?
Home-cooked meal or takeaway?
What is your greatest achievement?
Buying my first home, 3 months after graduating - for anyone who knows me or has watched my TEDx talk, you will know why this was a big deal for me.
What do you do in your spare time?
I read. I aim to read a book a week. I read stuff on history, factual events, biographies, self-development. Learning is my favourite thing to do.
Tea or coffee?
What inspires you?
The people around me. I never like to be the smartest person in a room and luckily, I surround myself with some awesome, creative, inspiring people. Sounds cliche, but it’s true.
Indoors or outdoors?
What's your favourite part about your job?
The incredibly talented people I get to work with on a daily basis. I'm proud to say that I’ve assembled a group of the most talented, enthusiastic people in the industry.
What would you say to your 16 year old self?
Don’t spend so much time or effort worrying about being ‘liked’ by the other girls. Most of these people won’t be your friends in 10 years time anyway, so stop hanging out in bus stops, drinking cider and smoking cigarettes, and start reading books and educating yourself.
Big night out or quiet night in?
Quiet night in.