It has been 10 months now since I made the switch into recruitment and I have to say it has been the fastest 10 months of my life. I graduated from college with an Economics and Finance degree and genuinely believed I was going to be running an international hedge fund company by the time I was 23 and a half, maybe 24 if things didn’t go exactly as planned.
I started my career in the finance industry and quickly realised that maybe excel sheets, deadlines and emails for a basic wage was not exactly the Wolf of Wall Street image I had in my mind.
After six months I had enough. I wanted a change but I had no idea what that change was going to be. Until one day, I was counting the rain drops rolling down my window while also formatting an excel sheet with pretty colours when I got a phone call from a recruiter about new roles in finance I may be interested in.
The girl at the other end of the phone gave me her pitch and had a number of exciting new opportunities she would like to discuss with me. I arranged to pop into the office that evening and discuss my experience and where I saw my career going in the future. As soon as I walked through the doors I knew this place was different. It was 6:15pm in the evening and loads of people were buzzing around. The atmosphere was different. It was young, exciting and people almost seemed happy to still be in work.
I sat down to talk to the recruiter. We talked through all the different roles that my experience would be suitable for. But the more we spoke the more I realised I wanted to be on the other side of the desk. It had everything my current role didn’t: face to face interaction, a competitive fast paced environment, target driven and above all the opportunity to make lots of money.
So here I sit 10 months later reflecting on my recruitment career on the Morgan McKinley Finance team to date and I can honestly say it was a risk to make the change but it's something I am delighted I have done for four reasons:
1. Recruitment can be the career you never thought you’d have
Recruitment is a part of every business’ operations making it a highly valued job so do not underestimate the high levels of esteem it can be held in.
2. Money Money Money!
Recruitment can be extremely financially rewarding if done properly. If you follow the right process then you will make placements and you will receive the monetary benefits
Recruitment requires you to interact with people every day. No two people are the same and that by extension means that every day in this office is different.
Recruitment is competitive and don’t get me wrong that isn’t for everyone but if you are not afraid of getting stuck in then you can do really well and who doesn’t like a bit of healthy competition after all.
If you feel like me, that your current role just doesn't live up to the hype then get in touch with our inhouse Talent Aquisition Specialist today. We'd be delighted to welcome a new member to the finance team.