My journey with this wonderful sector started in the year 2004 and it has been a reputable 16 years. An experience of working in both Domestic and International markets has increased my reach to connect with people beyond the borders and nationalities. This has been an enlightening experience as has broadened my knowledge of various sectors, countries and skillsets.
Often ‘soft skills’, such as the ability to communicate effectively, manage your own time and succeed under pressure are the most valuable. Recruitment is a people-focused career, so being able to build rapport and establish strong relationships is essential. It’s also worth noting that the industry’s fast-paced and competitive atmosphere demands individuals with resilient attitudes – with targets to hit, phone calls to be made and candidates receiving counter offers at the last minute – having a positive mindset and strong-will to carry on is vital.
Last but not the least the impact you can have is extremely rewarding. Whether it is finding someone their dream job or helping a client hire the perfect person to grow their business, recruiters have a huge impact on people’s lives. I still get the same buzz of excitement placing someone in a job now as I when I began my recruitment career.