A typical day at work would consist of me making countless cold calls, client follow-ups, and candidate screenings. I would also participate in strategic planning sessions with the senior management.
I learned to differentiate between credit unions and banking financial institutions. I also learned how to work with a team of conflicting personalities towards a common goal. Most importantly though, I learned how to recruit the most qualified candidate for my client.
Management was excellent. All the managers were more than willing to help, when he or she was available. Due to the small size of the company, management was often traveling out of town on business leaving my group to our own accord. I was actually recruited for this job by one of the company's senior vice presidents.
My co-workers were intelligent, helpful, and well-versed in recruiting for credit unions. Stress was always a contributing factor to the high tensions running rampant in the office, but we would work together to overcome an obstacle or challenge put before us.
The hardest part of the job was teaching myself how to do the job. I was never given a formal training program, so I was forcred to learn the role as my time with the company progressed. There was little to no guidance.
The most enjoyable part of the job the casual nature of the office. We were permitted to dress casually for work. We were also encouraged to work on our own time schedule. I also enjoyed the amount of social office events we coordinated.