Have you ever met someone for the first time, told them what you do for a living and been greeted with a look as though you have just told them you were in the business of body snatching? Like journalists, lawyers and politicians, recruiters are not ranked very highly in the list of favourite vocations. Don’t get too disheartened though when you’re greeted with that ‘you do what?’ look by strangers. Instead, check out my list of the top 10 things that I think make being a recruiter awesome!
1. Changing People’s Lives
The most important part of a recruiter’s job is finding their client the perfect candidate to fill that job. Ok so it may take a lot of phone calls, meetings, and emails until you find your perfect candidate. But how great does it feel when you have taken someone through the whole recruitment process then secured them their dream job? Knowing that you have helped change someone’s life for the better is an amazing achievement, and the job satisfaction you get from this doesn’t get much better.
Unlike many jobs recruiters have a great deal of autonomy over their day-to-day work. Once you have your targets you have the freedom to manage your own daily tasks however you see fit. If you are continually gaining more business and getting people into jobs your independence will continue as you build trust between you and your managers.
3. Good Pay
If you work hard you get rewarded – that’s the basics of recruitment. This means your pay can have no limits if you continue to do well. Unlike other jobs where you can work for years without as much as a 1% pay rise, recruiters have more control of their own fate. If you can place more candidates into roles then you’re much more likely to be rewarded for the work you do, which is great motivation.
Not one day is the same in the recruitment industry. One day you could be out meeting clients discussing a business deal, the next you could be at an assessment centre guiding a group of people towards gaining a job. Every day is different and exciting and one thing being a recruiter certainly isn’t is boring!
One is the best parts of being a recruiter is getting the opportunity to meet so many different and interesting people. From CEO’s to graduates you get to meet a wide variety of people from all walks of life. It’s a job where you make friends, not just associates.
If you enjoy competition then recruitment is the perfect career for you! As so many jobs are advertised by numerous recruitment agencies, you have to be on your toes at all times to beat the competition! And when you do the feeling is tremendous. Knowing that you have come out on top, above all the rest is a feeling you won’t get in many other jobs.
7. Job Opportunities
As recruitment is required in so many industries, the chances are that throughout your career you will be involved in recruiting for more than one. This gives you the opportunity to be constantly learning. This can be helpful if you decide to make a career move as you will have picked up in depth industry knowledge and related skills, and best of all a huge network of contacts.
8. Satisfied Clients
Any business knows they have to hire the best talent to achieve the best results. If you hire someone for your client who goes on to become a fantastic employee, then your client is going to be extremely grateful. And there’s no denying that’s a good feeling!
It’s not all about the financial rewards. The feeling you get when you successfully place someone into employment is extremely rewarding as well. Getting a new job can change someone’s life completely, and you play a massive part in doing this.
How many people do you know who can honestly say their jobs are exciting? Probably not very many, but recruiting is one of the most exciting and fast paced industries to work in. Whether it’s securing someone a job or closing a business deal there is always something thrilling going on!
About the Author: Jenna Niblock is a recent Journalism & Creative Writing graduate from Strathclyde University, currently focusing on her writing skills both online and in print. As well as writing she loves to cook, and likes to think of herself as a bit of a masterchef in the kitchen!
Originally posted by Firefish Software.