04 Mar 2020
At a Crossroads in your Recruitment Career, Don’t Jump Ship, Jump Sector
How often do you drag your heels into work on a Monday morning feeling demotivated and lacking in the sufficient energy required to face the upcoming week ahead? You can’t put your finger on why. You enjoy recruitment. You like that the day flies by. You like the variety. You like talking to people and meeting people. You enjoy the buzz you get from making placements and most of all you love the money, but it feels like there is something missing.
Having worked in the R2R/Recruitment2Recruitment and Search to Search industry for just over 10 years I have lost count of the number of Recruitment Consultants and Executive Search specialists I have spoken to who are toying with the idea of leaving the industry only to realize they do enjoy it most of the time. They also realize they would be hard pushed to earn as much money in another industry (unless they have the means to retrain) but that boat has usually sailed. So, what to do.?
At Carlin Hall, we are a team of expert Consultants who are trained to really get under the skin of our candidates. We want to know what makes you tick. What is lacking? What motivates you? What do you need? Until you are questioned on this, it can be hard to know the answers to this even for yourself. Once we feel we are confident that we understand your drivers we can advise you as to where your next step should be. Frequently that next step is a change in recruiting sector. Never think you are too long in the tooth to make the switch. This is hardly ever the case.
Virtually all our clients will see candidates from totally opposing ends of the recruiting sector spectrum. From Finance to Fashion, Banking to Building, Secretarial to Search (strong academics required), Digital to HR, Tech to Insurance, Marketing to Life Sciences, Risk to Legal, Sales to Property, Charity to Creative, Not for Profit to Engineering, Procurement/Supply Chain to Board, Teaching to Finance, Graduate to Pharma. This list is endless (and of course can be reversed). The point, however, is that it is never too late to switch sectors. You retain all the parts of the job you enjoy but moving into a new market sector is often the boost in motivation that candidates need. We try to help you find your true niche. Once you have this you become more passionate about the role and this, in turn, leads to more sales and job satisfaction.