Okay. I’m the first to admit it. I have a love for people. It’s like I am addicted or something. Combine this with my love of coaching, my need to do research, add a few social media tools and we are talking about one crazy, ecstatic lady!
I guess it was something that could have been detected early on. I have always enjoyed providing service and helping people in any way that I possibly could. Whether it was solving a problem, offering my assistance or even just creating a smile on someone’s face, they all brought me joy.
Whenever careers were the topic of discussion, everyone always told me I should be a recruiter. What??? I baulked at the idea and was rather offended. All recruiters were deceitful, ill-mannered, money-hungry jerks with slimy reputations. They never cared about anyone but themselves. I had bigger expectations for my career. After all, I was into helping people and making them smile so recruiting was not for me. Or was it?
With one thing leading to another, I soon found myself recruiting. One moment I was doing research on people and the next I was told to go make friends. I picked up the phone and started talking to everyone. It was like I didn’t even notice it happened. It started so innocently and it appears that I was the only one shocked when it occurred. I never thought my career path would cross over into the recruitment industry but, it did. I was so surprised. Even more surprising though, was that I actually liked it.
I suppose this is quite similar to the feeling people are experiencing when they say, ‘if you love your career, you’ll never work a day in your life’. I know it is cliché but, it is true. I get the opportunity to combine all the things I love into my career. Everyday I do research, coach and use social media tools. I couldn’t be happier! The recruiters that I speak with are so warm and friendly and seem to genuinely share the same people-passion as me.
With a goal of improving the reputation, instilling confidence and building trust and rapport within the industry, I have a lot of work left to do! So don’t be surprised when you get that call from me and you hear a passionate voice on the other end of the phone. I mean, you didn’t think that all recruiters were deceitful, ill-mannered, money-hungry jerks with slimy reputations, did you?