1) You were the most organised in class
You colour coded your homework and always had your after-school activities written in your diary – weeks ahead! Your room was tidy(ish) and you never owned an odd pair of socks. Nowadays the sheets you live for are of the Google variety and you’re top of the class when it comes to multitasking: job postings, interviewing candidates, negotiating offers, ensuring a smooth onboarding – you’ve got it covered – all before your first coffee of the day!
2) You’re a go-getter
You don’t need telling twice to do something; you’re a natural self-starter who’s dedicated to every task – be it taking out the trash to delivering a progress report to your MD. Which is just as well as recruiting is all about showing your tenacity to land top talent for your open roles.
3) You love to win…
… but not at all costs. You’re competitive, but not so consumed by winning that you’d cheat a 10 year old out of a game of Scrabble! You’re more of a team player who understands the group dynamic – after all, it’s your contributions that help candidates get ahead.
4) You solve problems, not cause them
You’re as cool as a cucumber under pressure – no matter the challenge in front of you. Working in recruitment means you get to solve every Hiring Manager’s staffing needs – which is right up your street as you get to utilise your wide network of connections. Oh, and the commission you earn from this isn’t half bad, too!
5) You’re flexible
Last-minute cancellation? Candidate received a better offer? No problem. Setbacks don’t cause you stress – they simply make the accomplishment of completing the task even greater. This resilience serves you well as a recruiter. You simply dust yourself down and look for your next win – which is never far away!
6) Finally, you’re a great communicator
It’s good to talk – which suits you perfectly, as you love meeting new people and striking up conversations with strangers. Your open manner puts people at ease – perfect for determining whether a candidate has the right personality and skills to be a good fit.