Strangely though, I love working in the recruitment industry. Masochism, right?
Recruitment is the business of people, and unlike all of the recruiters who (falsely) claim to be ‘different’ or ‘unique’, people actually are. There are however, some universal truths that it can be very easy to forget about whilst we’re self-aggrandising on LinkedIn.
It’s also about clients moving goal posts and unrealistic candidate salary expectations. That first placement leaving after a week and you starting the following month on a minus. It’s about that moment when you realise nothing has clicked at all, and that recruitment is the spinning of multiple plates, only the plates are on fire, and so is the room, you ALL know what I mean now.
The truth is though. We live for the day it all works out. The day that hard work pays off. Whatever that looks like on your desk, in your office, with your agency. The day the client emails you a glowing testimonial without you having asked or even having written it. The day a candidate sends you wine, or beer, or chocolates because whilst you didn’t change their lives (as your LinkedIn profile claims), you did help them make a great move and they’re grateful for that.
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