The Beauty of Coworking for Recruiters

Some recruiters go to an office every day. Some go to their basement home office every day. So if you are one of the entrepreneurs, the blended desk worker who does a little bit of everything, this post is for you.

We are increasingly becoming a freelance, temp-work nation, and the recruiting industry is no exception. So while you may be working with temp firms to find contract, temporary, and freelance workers, you may be a bit of a contract/freelance worker yourself.

Maybe you branched off on your own because you don’t like working for other people. Or maybe you felt you could be more successful on your own. The beauty of coworking is that the lines of work are parallel instead of intersected. Gain the social benefits of working in an office environment without the stress of answering to someone else.

The Benefits of Coworking

1. Expands your network. Coworking spaces allow you to gather around the water cooler and build relationships that can pay off big time down the road - especially for recruiters whose network is their bread and butter. And because the people sharing your space aren’t necessarily recruiters, or even in your industry, your connections form a wider, richer network.

2. Adds accountability. Don’t feel like showing up to the office today? Lost your motivation? Coworking gives you the opportunity to share your goals with someone else. They can help remind you what you’re working towards, or maybe just give you a needed guilt-trip when you’ve been slacking.

3. Inspires innovation. Instead of talking yourself into a corner, you have other people to bounce ideas off of, and talk things through with. In addition, you have window into what ideas and tactics are generating success for other small business owners.

4. Helps relieve stress. Coworking provides you with a group of professionals you can vent to about your business issues. Leave your problems at work so you can enjoy time at home with the fam or friends, and maybe be a bit more pleasant to be around during your downtime.

5. Low cost, shared overhead. The beauty of coworking is that it gives you a place to work that isn’t your home, but costs much less than renting an office space for you alone. Saving money by sharing a space in the beginning can help set you up for moving into your own office one day as your business grows.


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Comment by Raphael Fang on March 1, 2012 at 2:30pm

When I was self employed, I rented a desk at a coworking space and it was very inexpensive.  I paid $250/month and that included internet.   All of my co-workers were Technology professionals and they don't go to the office until the afternoon.  I have the whole office to myself most of the morning which allowed me to make my phone calls.


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