Good company, young industry
Scientific Recruiting Intern (Former Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – August 30, 2016
I worked as an intern for Aerotek and it gave me some good insight into the recruiting world. During a typical day as a recruiter, you would make aprox. 45 calls a day to try and set up interviews for candidates to come in and meet with you.
The Account Managers are often promoted from recruiting fast. This show that there is plenty of career advancement, but there have been some complaints about the management being unexperienced.
Great work environment, everyone is easy to talk to and get along with.
The hardest part of the job is the reliance that you put into your candidates. You must first search for the candidate, call them, bring them in for a face to face interview, call their references, have them interview for the position, accept the job offer if it is extended, and pass a drug test. During any point of this process the candidate can become ineligible for the opportunity or loose interest and you have to start the whole process over again (which happens pretty often).
Like most sales job, closing the deal is the best part of the job. Can also be a pretty lucrative opportunity if you are good at it.
free lunches for the first 2 weeks of employment