Undergraduate Blog / Career Development

That’s a Wrap

With having ended my internship I got the chance to reflect on everything I had learned throughout my time there. One of the biggest things I learned was that things may not always go as planned and how a huge part of this job is out of my control and in the control of others such as account managers, but mainly hiring managers. I came to the realization that there is only so much I can do on my end and only so many steps I can take to help my consultant get to the interview stage. After that it is in their own hands and in those of the account managers and hiring managers. This really taught me to take the pressure off myself when things did not go as hoped after interviews. It taught me that there is more beyond what the naked eye can see, especially when it comes to the recruiting and staffing industries. As a recruiter or even as an account manager, you only have so much control on the job orders that you receive. Getting a job order and setting people up for interviews is only half the battle and the rest comes when it comes to remaining in contact with the hiring managers, carrying out the interviews and ideally getting an offer.

I also learned how important it was to always ask those difficult and uncomfortable questions to your consultants because at the end of the day the worst that can happen is they say no, but at least you know you tried. I realized how important it was to truly get to know your consultants because it helps when you pitch them to the account managers. Overall, I have taken away a lot from this internship and learned little tricks and tips that I never even realized played a role in being a good recruiter.