Reason to become an executive recruiter #18: There is plenty of room for advancement in your career

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Many of us have been in dead-end jobs in which there is no way to advance. It’s not a fun or motivating place to be.

The phrase “dead-end job” implies a job that is menial or dissatisfying, but that isn’t always the case. Sometimes a job has adequate compensation and is quite pleasant but nevertheless offers no room for advancement.

People who do well in recruiting appreciate challenges. They are intrinsically (i.e., internally) motivated to get up every morning and figure out how to put their clients and candidates together to create win-win situations. And to find new clients and candidates. They are excited by the fact that they can control their level of compensation by controlling their level of effort.

Thus, once you step in the door of your new executive recruiting office, you already have plenty of room to grow and advance. Every day, you have the opportunity to build relationships with clients and build your book of business. But there are many other things you can do to advance as well:

  • Become proficient in behavioral interviewing and other important techniques of the trade.
  • Educate yourself in your industry and become a stronger niche player.
  • Advance your knowledge of human capital management to become a better consultant to your clients.
  • Strengthen your relationships within your recruiting firm for more effective team play.

The great thing about this job is that no one can hold you back. You have the freedom to become as knowledgeable and proficient as you choose. But there are still even more ways to advance, which I’ll talk about in my next post.

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