As a recruiter, my mission is to find the best talent for my clients. The relationship between client and recruiter is truly symbiotic, and I always enter into a new business relationship hoping for the best. However, it can be difficult to strike the right balance, to say the least. Recruiting is not glamorous. Yes, money can be made – but please understand that every single penny is well earned. It’s no secret that the relationship between recruiter and client can occasionally fall under the “love/hate” category.
My job, first and foremost, is to find A-level candidates, vet them thoroughly, check their references, and present them to my clients for consideration. The portions of my job that people don’t often see are what makes recruiters great at what they do. I dig myself into the trenches of an organization, unearthing any dysfunctions and barriers to success that are preventing them from scoring the top talent they need. And even amidst the challenges, I can easily say this is the most satisfying job I have ever had and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Relationships rule in this business, but building those relationships is arduous. Successfully forging a client connection rates just as high as placing a top candidate on my success meter. I am fortunate to have clients who saw something in me, took a chance in navigating the complicated path of recruiting with me, and with whom I have built a successful relationship. I am also fortunate to work with a great team of professionals at JSG who are intelligent, personable, and knowledgeable. We share our successes and losses together, celebrating the good days and propping each other up on the bad days. So, when you find yourself needing a recruiter, seek us out and we will do the same for you!