You are overwhelmed at the facet of the recruiting business and you absolutely fear rejection. Most of all you fear the possibility of failure. Could you be in the wrong profession? Now, that’s a question only YOU can provide the answer to.
Although some doubts are natural, it takes a daring individual to delve into this kind of career, in my personal opinion. So what do you do to overcome your intimidation?
Well, here are a few of your options; You can either get over your melancholy, face some of the cold calling rejection head on, overcome some of the angry candidates who blame you for not finding them a job, and do whatever YOU MUST do to become successful.
Or you can complain, whine, even invite some co-workers to the water cooler for your pity party and just become a passive or compliant recruiter (I’m sure you’re boss would love that!).
Now, if you choose the latter option, I can guarantee that you will never solve your issues of inhibitions and therefore, you will never succeed as recruiter. It may even cause you to drop out of the race all together because you’ve simply convinced yourself that you can’t do it.
You see this whole “intimidation” factor can be remedied very easily if you change your mindset. Stop allowing intimidation or fear to get the best of you and choose to press through all the “stuff.”
If you need more training ask for it. Most companies have a training budget. If not, you can self teach. Research or even find a mentor. Be proactive. After all, you are responsible for your own success. Right?
You’ll be surprised at how many successful recruiters out there will admit (those that are truly honest) to feelings of inadequacy. So It’s time to stop the whining and cancel that pity party. The only way to overcome your insecurities is to really JUST DO IT. You’d be surprised how things change once your mindset does.