The SJ Personnel Team

Experienced HR and recruitment specialist, SJ Personnel is an ethical, transparent and proven recruitment company, with talented Human Resources (HR) professionals at the helm.


Sarah Jane Thomas

SJ Personnel Co-Founder – Managing Director

Sarah Jane (SJ) Personnel co-founder Sarah Jane Thomas is an experienced HR and Resourcing Specialist, who has gained in excess of 21 years recruitment experience across both local and international recruitment companies. Sarah is an accomplished and dynamic Human Resources professional with excellent consultative, and strategic business partnering skills.

Sarah is an innovative and energetic entrepreneur, where she is involved with local committee boards and helps and assists local charities and fundraisers. Sarah is also a judge on the Geelong Business Excellence Awards.

On a personal note, Sarah is a mother of three young children, where she ensures work life balance between her family lifestyle and work.

To discuss your needs with Sarah Jane please phone her on 0487 591 660.


Adam Charleston

SJ Personnel Co-Founder

SJ Personnel co-founder Adam Charleston has more than 30 years experience in senior management and executive roles in family, multinational and government agencies. A chartered accountant by profession, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in management, finance, marketing and strategic planning to our organisation.

Working with a variety of organisations, Adam has experience in financial services, finance, engineering, product development and sourcing, distribution and consumer retailing.

Adam’s extensive business background ensures that we have a sound understanding of your organisation’s recruitment requirements.

Adam now spends his personal time playing golf and also enjoying some wonderful time with his 6 grandchildren.

To discuss your needs with Adam please call him on 0439 000 292.


Claudia Cook

Recruitment and Human Resources Consultant

Current Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Human Resource and with a minor in Wealth Management.

Recruitment and HR advisor, with strong interpersonal skills. Develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Current experience in a fast pace, high stress environment.

SJ Personnel work closely with the following people and businesses.


SJ Personnel work with the Myers-Briggs Company, which empowers people to be the best versions of themselves by enriching self-awareness and understanding of others.


SJ Personnel work closely with the Australian HR Institute (AHRI). AHRI is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals with 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe.


We work closely with a number of committees. SJ Personnel volunteer our time for the Geelong Business Excellence Awards, work with the Geelong Chamber of Commerce and offer HR and Recruitment services to the Committee for Geelong.


SJ Personnel work with Adam Thomas from BARRACOM for all our IT and telecommunication requirements. Goop Digital manages our website.

SJ Personnel work with businesses and candidates based in the Geelong, Ballarat and Melbourne regions.

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