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  string(2666) "When anyone asks me what I do and they hear that I'm a Recruiter, more often than not they (unsuccessfully) try to refrain from rolling their eyes and expressing their disdain at “people like me”. I cannot begin to tell you how disheartening this is, I am a real person and work hard!

*cue mini violin*

I feel it is pertinent the world knows not all Recruiters are the same. It is a demanding job and certainly not for the faint hearted!

We have learned to adapt over the past ten years, the world isn’t what it used to be. Since the Global Financial Crisis, our role in assisting candidates and clients has changed no end. It is no longer a case of working on easy to fill roles, in fact it’s quite the opposite.

Most clients nowadays have mandates where they are under pressure to explore their own channels before reaching out to a Recruiter for the “harder to fill roles”. This is understandable and if I was a business owner, I would probably do the same.

Gone are the days of the “salesy recruiters”. Today it is much more about developing long term relationships, providing advice and consulting with both active and inactive clients and candidates.

We are the go-to when you want to know where the market sits and if you are being paid enough, or indeed paying your staff market rate. We put a lot of energy into ensuring we understand the client’s brief fully and making sure candidates feel supported. I trust candidates I have helped in the past would testify to this!

So I guess what I am saying is please do not make an immediate judgement on a Recruitment Consultant on the basis of their job title alone! We are not all the same. I take pride in my work and in making sure I place candidates in jobs they love, with good companies who treat their staff well and hire for the right reasons.

On the whole we work incredibly hard and at the end of the day, we are human beings with genuine feelings.

This stigma needs to be addressed and swiftly eradicated! What are your thoughts on Recruiters? Please leave a comment below!"
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http://www.coxpurtell.com.au/blog/what-works-in-sales-works-in-life/"
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When anyone asks me what I do and they hear that I’m a Recruiter, more often than not they (unsuccessfully) try to refrain from rolling their eyes and expressing their disdain at “people like me”. I cannot begin to tell you how disheartening this is, I am a real person and work hard!

*cue mini violin*

I feel it is pertinent the world knows not all Recruiters are the same. It is a demanding job and certainly not for the faint hearted!

We have learned to adapt over the past ten years, the world isn’t what it used to be. Since the Global Financial Crisis, our role in assisting candidates and clients has changed no end. It is no longer a case of working on easy to fill roles, in fact it’s quite the opposite.

Most clients nowadays have mandates where they are under pressure to explore their own channels before reaching out to a Recruiter for the “harder to fill roles”. This is understandable and if I was a business owner, I would probably do the same.

Gone are the days of the “salesy recruiters”. Today it is much more about developing long term relationships, providing advice and consulting with both active and inactive clients and candidates.

We are the go-to when you want to know where the market sits and if you are being paid enough, or indeed paying your staff market rate. We put a lot of energy into ensuring we understand the client’s brief fully and making sure candidates feel supported. I trust candidates I have helped in the past would testify to this!

So I guess what I am saying is please do not make an immediate judgement on a Recruitment Consultant on the basis of their job title alone! We are not all the same. I take pride in my work and in making sure I place candidates in jobs they love, with good companies who treat their staff well and hire for the right reasons.

On the whole we work incredibly hard and at the end of the day, we are human beings with genuine feelings.

This stigma needs to be addressed and swiftly eradicated! What are your thoughts on Recruiters? Please leave a comment below!

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