Graduation has come and gone. You earned a degree, but that only led you so far. You got lots of good-natured advice from friends and family (there’s a great future in plastics), but you have to pursue what’s right for you.
So, we’re not going to tell you that a job in sales and recruiting is the pinnacle of professions or that you’d be a fool to pass it up. For some people, it’s the career of a lifetime and for others, it isn’t. All we’ll say is that if your personality fits this criteria, a sales and recruiting career might be for you.
Does the idea that there are 7 billion people in the world excite or terrify you? We find that those people who are friendly and confident in social situations make the best recruiters and salespeople. It’s not that others can’t do it. What makes a sales and recruiting career the right fit for them is that they are rejuvenated by a good interaction instead of worn down.
Some people need silent isolation to work, but that’s not you. You’re drawn to the liveliness of a team environment. Here, new ideas spread easily, bad habits get nipped early, and knowledge takes root through collaboration. The best recruiters and salespeople also relish in that almost frenetic team atmosphere. It’s what motivates them to achieve great things and pushes them to the next level.
You’re the type of person who doesn’t want a dead end, unchanging job. Variety and new challenges keep your passions stoked. Each new day should provide its own puzzles that build upon the previous ones. Sales and recruiting professionals have to use their brainpower to overcome the obstacles keeping a deal from coming together. There are dozens of potential factors that might contribute to the success of a given placement and you’re the type of person who needs to find out what will make it work.
In too many jobs, the results of all your hard work are as visible as a dust mite. Some people are clock punchers who float through their day. That’s not the case for good sales and recruiting teams. Each new placement is a financial win for the company and is money in your pocket. That means the harder you work and the more jobs you fill, the more commission you’ll get paid. It’s completely attainable for a first year employee at IDR to earn $50,000 to $80,000. And that’s just the beginning.
Money is great and all (it gives your life lots of freedom), but you want substance in your career too. Your projects on-the-job need to change lives and leave the world a better place than when you started. Sales and recruiting teams spend their whole days as matchmakers, connecting companies with talented professionals.
Sure, there are vultures out there who will place anyone anywhere. But the best staffing professionals build relationships, find compatible matches, and remain connected long after the final paperwork is signed. They put in the time and effort to make sure everything goes off without a hitch.
Though not everyone is suited for being in sales and recruiting, you can see a certain “type” emerging from the above characteristics. An outgoing person with a strong team spirit, a thirst for knowledge, and a drive to make a difference in the world will do exceptionally well in this type of role.
If a sales and recruiting career sounds like a good fit to you, feel free to contact us. At IDR, we’re always looking for phenomenal people just like you to join the team. Find out more and apply here.