Recruitment is made up of peaks and troughs, good days and bad but ultimately you will get out what you put in (although it won’t always feel that way!)
I’m a firm believer in ‘It’s the little things that make the big things happen”. Never undervalue any effort you make no matter how small or insignificant it seems as sometimes these will bring back results you never expected. This could be anything from a speculative e-mail or phone call to a candidate which somewhere down the line could turn in to a successful placement. On the other hand, it could be a job application or direct phone call which places you in your dream job. There’s no harm in asking.
Ultimately, as an IT Recruiter in London, you are a small fish in a big pond and you WILL have to work hard before you begin to see results but the opportunity is very much out there. Again, it’s the little things which will help to build strong relationships with your candidates and clients, try not be what they are expecting from another recruiter, as lets face it, the small minority have given the whole industry a bad name. Make yourself stand out through the way you communicate and handle the recruitment process, give them a reason to remember, but more importantly, come back to you time and time again.
I think David Brent said it best:
“Life is just a series of peaks and troughs, and you don’t whether you’re in a trough until you’re climbing out, or on a peak until you’re coming down. And that’s it, you know, you never know what’s round the corner. But it’s all good. “If you want the rainbow you’ve got to put up with the rain”. Do you know which “philosopher” said that? Dolly Parton. And people say she’s just a big pair of tits.”
– David Brent