Are you centre stage in your recruitment career?

By GSR2R Admin | 21st February 2022

Recruiters, it’s okay to ask what’s in it for me. In fact, it’s encouraged. Because being centre stage in your recruitment career means asking tough questions before you make a career move.

Progressive recruitment companies have learned from the last two years. As a result, they have adapted their structure to focus on you. Because they get that wellbeing, choice, progression and pay is key to your career happiness and maintaining consistently high performance.

Recruiters, are you asking the right questions?

Recruiters, before you jump ship, what 10 questions must you ask yourself to make the right career decision for you?

 

  1. Do I have clear leadership and know what is expected of me at work?

Great leaders find ways to connect with their people and help them fulfil their potential, inspiring and encouraging you to be your best and support your career development.

  1. Do I have the best tools for me to do my work right?

Are you feeling demoralised because your company is too short-sighted to see the benefit of investing in the tools to make you more efficient? If you’re still doing recruitment the ‘old way’ where everything takes twice as long, it’s frustrating.  And, it doesn’t have to be that way.

  1. At work, can I do what I do best every day?

You’re free to be different and your career can be as unique as you. Have you got new and innovative ideas you’d like to try, but feel you aren’t in the environment to do it in? Having the freedom to be your best every day, is an important motivator.

  1. In the last week, have I been praised for my good work?

Praise provides the positive energy to increase morale, motivation and engagement, reinforcing that you’re valued for your amazing achievements. Recognising your efforts costs nothing.

  1. Does my direct report care about me as a person?

Has your manager taken the time to understand you, your motivations and needs? Whilst you’re doing your best at work, does your company care about who you are? Make sure you’re not just a billing machine or a figure in the business.

 

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  1. Do I have a management team at work who encourages my development?

Are the goals you’re set all about KPIs and targets? Management is not a position or a title, it is action and example. If your personal development plan is all about the numbers with little thought to your career progression, it’s time to tap out.

  1. At work, am I listened too?

Recruiters, sitting in silence because you’re not being heard is not the make-up of a fulfilling and rewarding career. If you’re feeling unheard, make the move.

  1. Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel like my work is important?

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. If your company’s vision and purpose is simply a strapline, it’s time to align yourself with a company who walks the walk.

  1. Do my team work to my own standards?

It’s a slog when your team isn’t aligned with your values or ethics. If you’re doing all the work and sharing the results, move on. You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to get a positive result.

  1. Am I being paid market rate?

Whilst job satisfaction is not all about compensation, being underpaid is demotivating and frankly unacceptable. Recruitment is a tough and rewarding job, and you play a significant role in keeping the economy moving. You are important. And so is how you are remunerated.

Get excited about your recruitment career

If you answered no to a lot of these questions, it might be time to move on. Explore your options with a company that delivers career progression and rewards your success, regardless of where you’re based.

Get in touch today for an informal chat about recruitment opportunities aligned to your needs.

Not ready yet? That’s okay too. Follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with career advice and live jobs for recruiters, so you’re armed with the information you need when you’re ready.

Read our top 5 recruitment career advice for 2022 to get started.

Until next time,

Cheryl

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