Good way to gain industry experience....not necessarily a long term plan
(dba) Ashley Ellis - Recruiter (Current Employee) – Naperville, IL – August 26, 2014
Typical Work Day: Morning meeting (either an icebreaker game or a yell festt) for 30 minutes. Spend 2-3 hours canvassing careerbuilder-linkedin-dice or file cabinets for candidates. Call 40-50 candidates, try to interview 2 and hopefully submit them to open requisitions with active clients. Have lunch, repeat after lunch. Occasionally there will be 50-75 cold calls to generate clients so there re positions to fill. It's also common to spend -2 hours daily coaching people on what to say during interviews.
Most enjoyable part of the job is when you close a deal and see a 3-4k commission check. Hardest part is if the employee doesn't work out after 30-60 days and all of the commission has to be returned. Happens more often than one might think.
Co-workers are an eclectic bunch but offices are very small so everybody knows everybody. his can be a gift or a curse depending on lifes circumstances at any given moment.
Management is unique, it appears that with somewhat high turnover the key to becoming management is simply to last. The managers aren't necessarily wizards of the world but people who know all the legacy systems.
I've learned how to negotiate with C-Suite clientele and fine tune the consultative sales approach.
monthly dinner meetings, work 35 hours get paid for 40, cool staff, music pumping all day
no direction, very expensive benefits, limited resources to complete, petty high school like drama within the ranks.