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  string(3335) "Most people work in jobs throughout (all or part of) their lives that they are less than passionate about. In some ways, this is important to help you gain perspective on what you enjoy and don’t enjoy. The reality is that most work has dull elements but really, it’s what you make of it.

Considering that a career in recruitment is one that most people ‘fall into accidentally’, recruitment is one career that you can easily become passionate about – and it will pay dividends if you do.

For an ‘accidental’ career, working in recruitment ticks many boxes that most people would consider important in having job satisfaction. We get to help solve other people’s problems, no two days are the same and, if we’re any good, we have the opportunity to make some good money while we’re at it. Who doesn’t get passionate about those things – especially when they are packaged together in the one job!?

But like anything that’s good, working in recruitment is not easy and many, many people fail and fall back out of it (or go in-house!). So, even though there’s not one particular qualification or previous work experience necessary, a little passion, through having a genuine interest in people, will go a long way to help you succeed.

In simple terms, the core of recruitment is matching people to companies or companies to people.  And just like trying to learn or remember something that you have no interest in, it’s very difficult to help people if you are not interested in them.

Being interested (or passionate) about people and their career or organisation doesn’t stop at just at paying attention when they’re talking to you, although this is important.

Being passionate in recruitment means being aware of broader issues that affect your job, your candidate’s career and your clients industry and then joining the dots.

The key to this, then, is to have some passion and not switch your brain off when you leave the office. It means joining the dots when you watch the news, read the paper, talk to friends in the pub or talk to the guys making your coffee.

It means being genuinely interested in what they are saying, storing that information for later use if it’s not immediately useful and having the ability to recall and use that information to help or help understand your candidates and clients at some later stage.

If success is the amount of joy you feel in your life and helping people brings you joy then you can’t go wrong pursuing a career in recruitment – as long as you’ve got passion.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide"
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Most people work in jobs throughout (all or part of) their lives that they are less than passionate about. In some ways, this is important to help you gain perspective on what you enjoy and don’t enjoy. The reality is that most work has dull elements but really, it’s what you make of it.

Considering that a career in recruitment is one that most people ‘fall into accidentally’, recruitment is one career that you can easily become passionate about – and it will pay dividends if you do.

For an ‘accidental’ career, working in recruitment ticks many boxes that most people would consider important in having job satisfaction. We get to help solve other people’s problems, no two days are the same and, if we’re any good, we have the opportunity to make some good money while we’re at it. Who doesn’t get passionate about those things – especially when they are packaged together in the one job!?

But like anything that’s good, working in recruitment is not easy and many, many people fail and fall back out of it (or go in-house!). So, even though there’s not one particular qualification or previous work experience necessary, a little passion, through having a genuine interest in people, will go a long way to help you succeed.

In simple terms, the core of recruitment is matching people to companies or companies to people.  And just like trying to learn or remember something that you have no interest in, it’s very difficult to help people if you are not interested in them.

Being interested (or passionate) about people and their career or organisation doesn’t stop at just at paying attention when they’re talking to you, although this is important.

Being passionate in recruitment means being aware of broader issues that affect your job, your candidate’s career and your clients industry and then joining the dots.

The key to this, then, is to have some passion and not switch your brain off when you leave the office. It means joining the dots when you watch the news, read the paper, talk to friends in the pub or talk to the guys making your coffee.

It means being genuinely interested in what they are saying, storing that information for later use if it’s not immediately useful and having the ability to recall and use that information to help or help understand your candidates and clients at some later stage.

If success is the amount of joy you feel in your life and helping people brings you joy then you can’t go wrong pursuing a career in recruitment – as long as you’ve got passion.

 

Cox Purtell Recruitment Agency Blog / Sydney / Melbourne / Adelaide

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