Like, most people, I mainly fell into recruiting. It was not on my list of jobs, when I visited my high school guidance counselor - but I have since found out, it is what I enjoy doing.
Ten Years ago, I was out of work and looking for a job - any job at the time, would have been ok. I went into a staffing company, to interview for an opportunity they had available. And 3 interviews later and 2 days later, I started. I really wasn’t sure what I was doing or how to do it, but it sounded like fun. I started off doing temp work, finding temporary workers for temporary contracts - mainly office support related. I found this to be a great way to get my feet wet within the industry. I learned how to source, interview, cold call and how to establish relationships.
After about 3 or so years, of that I moved into PERM (Direct Hire/Staff Aug.) placements….I liked doing this much better. It was different yet the same. I was still sourcing, interviewing, cold calling and establishing relationships but for different positions and companies. I met some of the most influential recruiters here and most of us are still in contact today. We Depending on each other and learned from each other. Some were better at the sourcing, others at cold calling and so on…this is were I tried to pick their brains, to be the best I could be. I have left the Staff Aug. world and am now working for a Software Development company and have been able to grow and recruit.
I am still doing this because I enjoy it, it is fun, exciting and a great feeling…it is rewarding. There is no better reward then helping someone out and finding them the job of their dreams. To keep in contact with someone for 6 months or 2 years and to finally be able to tell them, you have an opening, perfect for them.