Why Recruitment?


This is a question I kept asking myself during my job search.

What is it about recruitment that I keep coming back to every time I am looking at “up and coming” roles?  Especially when, other than conducting interviews within a retail environment, I had no recruitment experience.

So why was I drawn to it?

What is it about recruitment that excites me?

What makes me think I can do this?

Helping people.

In the position that I was in, considering a new role, I pictured what it would be like to have someone genuinely invested in what my next steps were and guiding me through the entire process.

Then I pictured how I would feel if I was that person doing the guiding, if I could contribute to something that changes the course of someone’s life for the better. I thought about what it would be like to be that person they needed to believe in them, because I know what it feels like to need that support and encouragement and feel lost in the process.

It was a no brainer for me.

I took the jump, and I attended my interview. I remember feeling insanely nervous. More nervous than I have felt for an interview. I knew this move just felt right for me, but imposter syndrome was creeping in due to my lack of experience and I questioned whether it was something I could do.

As it turns out, the team at Jackson Hogg believed in me, they took the time to really understand my previous experience and how that could translate in the recruitment world. They took a chance with me, and I truly bought into Jackson Hogg and their values, so I handed in my notice with my previous employer, and off I went.

The support I have received ever since has been second to none. As it happens, my skills have been completely transferable, there was no need to worry, and I’m having the time of my life helping others. My first placement, and the feeling of that came with it, will stay with me for the rest of my life.

I hope this is the push you need to make the jump if you are considering a role in recruitment. Even if you’ve never worked in recruitment before. It’s not by any stretch of the imagination an easy role, It can be an emotional rollercoaster, but the feeling of making such a difference to other peoples lives is well worth the journey.