What is a recruiter? There are all different kinds of recruiters.There are ones that work for candidates and help place them in jobs. Then thereare ones that work for clients and help find candidates.
Some of the pros about working with a recruiter is they haveinside knowledge of the companies and have developed personal relationshipswith the hiring managers. So, if they believe in you as a candidate, they willpush you through the process. They work on commission, so they want you to getthe job as much as you want it.
The cons? Not everyone is great at their job. Statically speakingthe industry has 200% turn over and most people don’t stay at one company forover a year. So, a lot of recruiters aren’t great at what they do, because theysimply aren’t trained well. Lucky for me I have been with my company 3 yearsand have been promoted to a Senior Recruiter and Manager. I train new recruitersand I can tell you that not everyone has the natural people skills to seethrough a hire.
However, there are also extremely talented recruiters that trulymake a difference in people’s lives. Overall, I say talk to your recruiter andtry to develop a relationship with them. If it feels right, it probably is. Ifit feels off, they probably aren’t the right recruiter for you.
What is a Career Coach and what are the pros/cons of working withone? Career Coaches help you figure out your professional goals and lay out aplan to help you achieve it. They are extremely knowledgeable of the industryand often have inside knowledge of the companies, industry, and trends. Working with a Career Coach can be extremely beneficial to launch your career to thenext level, make a career change, or start your career.
What are the cons of working with a Career Coach? Some Career Coaches may not be qualified. It’s important to look for someone who hasindustry experience and if possible certified. Many people will say they arequalified when they are not.
Remember though that Career Coaches are a great resource to helpyou take your career to another path if you find the right one. I should know!I am working towards becoming one myself! 😊
Brainstorming your goals is a great way to start thinking of whereyou want to be. People work in different ways, but I always suggest puttingthings down in writing. It’s a great way to put your thoughts into words.Visually seeing the words can trigger more thoughts to help you start workingthrough what your goals might be.
It’s also good to think about your personal goals as well. It isimportant that your personal goals and your career goals align. What do I meanby that? If you are up for a promotion that will require you to relocate, but yourpartner just took a new job down the street from your house that’s somethingthat you need to consider. If you don’t have your personal goals written down,you may want to write at least 5 of those too. Then discuss them with yourfamily. When you figure out your professional goals you can see if they aligntogether.
Did you know 76% of Americans have reported having “really bad”anxiety on Sunday nights? This is all triggered by not wanting to go work. Monday. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have anxiety about going to work the next week? So many of us live Friday-Sunday and just survive Monday-Friday.
My blog will focus on how to get out of that rut. We’ve all been there, including me. Don’t be part of that 76%! It is Sunday today, so if it’s too late this week take a deep breath and try to focus on doing something nice for yourself to refocus on that it’s still Sunday! You don’t have to feel the “Sunday Blues” just yet. And check out this article by NBC that will give you some more tips on how to reduce Sunday anxiety.
Don’t worry everyone! Together, we can plan for a better futurethat doesn’t include really bad Sunday night anxiety.