I've reached the end of my first 30 days in the recruiting industry. I have achieved several small successes that industry veterans may laugh at.(Or at least I hope they will)
1. I'm still employed.
2. Most of the marbles that were lodged in my throat when I made my first week of recruiting calls to candidates have begun to disappear only to reappear the first week I started making my marketing calls to potential clients.
3. I'm getting really good at recognizing when I have been hung up on rather than continuing my script.
4. I enjoy the thrill of the unknown each and every day.
5. I have digested 30% of the volumes of information that I have taken in to date.
6. The people I work with are all great people.
7. I have had 3 send outs.
8. I finally know what a send out is.
9. I now understand the phrase "not enough hours in the day"
10. I live by the phrase that I read on recruitingblogs.com "Done is better than Perfect"
Return for the second month roundup in another 30 days if, well.....I haven't been shown the door.
P.S. I wish I had found this industry a long time ago. I have not met anyone within the industry (yet) that I did not learn something from. This website is a great example of how the industry helps it's members be successful. It really does feel like 'family'. OK, 'nuff' of the touchy/feely. Time to call an HR Director.