The recruitment industry has known it for years but now the world is in on in the secret: recruiters are egg-ceptional at balancing work and life.
One might think that with all the different aspects of the job, recruiting is all work and no play. However, industry roles like “recruiting coordinator” and “talent acquisition specialist” are highly sought after, in part because of the work-life balance they offer.
So how do experienced recruiters manage to have such a balanced approach to life? Here are a few of the top reasons:
1. Recruiters are efficient
Recruiters understand that 14-hour work days are not the key to success. Instead, they prioritize efficiency in order to meet targets and achieve their career goals. Whether it’s using the latest technology to maximize their time and energy, or researching methods to streamline their workflow, recruiters are always on the lookout for new ways to do their job more effectively.
2. Recruiters love their work
Recruiting can be a demanding career that requires a lot of time and energy, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. Recruiters love their job because they know at the end of the day, they’re making a positive impact on both the professionals they connect with and the organization they’re a part of. And, as the saying goes: “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
3. Recruiters have a supportive network
It’s a recruiter’s job to help their company build a strong workforce, so they know a thing or two about building a supportive professional network. Because recruiters maintain excellent rapport with their candidates, hiring managers, and fellow recruiters, they have plenty of people whom they can reach out to when they need some insight or assistance.
4. Recruiters have workplace flexibility
A recruiting career provides plenty of opportunities to get out of the office! For example, during Fall Recruitment season, campus recruiters might visit multiple schools a week to meet with potential candidates. A change of surroundings can help employees cope with stress. Plus, getting paid to travel and talk to interesting people is a pretty great job perk!
5. Recruiters have fun
Recruiters know that being too uptight and formal is a huge no-no when it comes to connecting with students and new grads, so having fun is pretty much a job requirement! Whether it’s crafting images for social media, or brainstorming new ways to engage with students and grads, recruiters are egg-cited to come to work every morning because they know they have a fun-filled day ahead of them.
Recruiting success isn’t measured in late nights and lost weekends, but in the quality of the work. Recruiters know that if they work smarter, not harder, they really can have the best of both worlds: a successful career and a balanced lifestyle.
Discussion: What are your top tips for work-life balance?