You hear a lot of things working in a recruitment office.
I often write these things down as inspiration for articles. But it’s the things that aren’t said which give a greater representation of the job.
I’ve jotted a few of these down to help your week go a little more lightly…
“Oh don’t worry, I pull sickies all the time, I’ll call the client now and lie for you.”
“She might be the boss but she’s really calm and collected”
“If there’s one thing about you I admire it’s your protein shaker”
“Corrr this 5 minute silence has been nice. Shall we carry on for another 10?”
“You know what? I love gatekeepers.”
“Mmmm… what a delicious office coffee. I’m so thankful for this machine. I never buy Starbucks anymore”
“Hey I might be a bit late tomorrow. No reason, just fancy a lie in lol”
“Ooooh I love this personal voicemail recording, how original”
“Nah don’t worry about the interview no-show. I do this to get raises too”
“Guys if a Rec2Rec calls for me, I’ll take it in the boardroom”
“Do you think anyone will notice if we’re drunk this afternoon?”
“These loafers are so versatile.”
“Do you think the boss will either love or completely adore, these new flip flops?”
“Actually I think I’ll read this non-work related WhatsApp on my lunch break thank you very much.”
Fairly obviously, you’re never likely to hear any of the above statements in a recruitment office.
But ask yourself this… would you want to?
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