My experience of recruitment so far has been a far cry from teaching English in Korea or any other job I have had in my life. The reason for this is that Recruitment is a career choice. It is definitely not a job for the faint hearted or shrinking violets. However, it’s also not a job where the louder you are the more successful you are – this is a RUMOUR.
The secret is understanding people, it’s all about people!!! The quicker you appreciate and understand this the more success you will have. Whether you are talking to a candidate, a client or anyone in-between; finding out what is most important to the person is the KEY! In understanding this I feel like I’m putting my psychology degree to GOOD use. I have learnt that the more questions you ask the more successful you become.
The truth… I arrived at Gibson Hollyhomes with absolutely no experience in Recruitment and quickly discovered that I need to be more inquisitive, expand my memory capacity (remembering every little detail) and just HAVE A GO at everything that comes my way! I can’t thank my colleagues enough for giving me the opportunity to shine!
I have received extensive training so far at Gibson Hollyhomes and it is the perfect balance between classroom and on the desk training which is tailored to fit my learning style perfectly. This is what Gibson Hollyhomes do best; tailor to suit the individual. There are more personal touches the company offers in both Recruitment Consultancy and Training.
As for Recruitment… it is a tough industry to be in and resilience is a massive characteristic required. The highs are very high and the lows are very low however, THAT IS LIFE! It is how you deal with these states of mind which makes you a good recruiter.
My personal goal for the next 12 months is to expand my horizons and build the Sales and Service desk at Gibson Hollyhomes in any way I can by giving it 100%.