Editor’s note: ERE neither encourages nor endorses the watching of any of the videos in this post during the time you should be working. But if you must, we suggest taking these job security precautions: 1) Turn down the volume; 2) Open a second tab to LinkedIn so you can quickly switch away; 3) Avoid laughing out loud; 4) Share this post from a computer other than your own.
Never let it be said that Roundup doesn’t know what recruiter reality is. Over the years your Roundup correspondent has dutifully brought you the entertaining, the culturally unique, the over the top (or is that the first one in this inventory?), and even a winning IKEA recruiting video. (Keep IKEA in mind. We will return there shortly.)
Today, however, I bring you a genuine peek at 57 seconds in the life of a staffing office that will be familiar to anyone who has ever worked as an agency recruiter.
Now that you are totally jazzed about the life of an agency recruiter. (Did I mention the average gross is $74,000. Work purely on contingency and you average a cool $96k.)
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What does it take to be a Big Biller in a recruiting sector where that’s a compliment? You read a few books and spend a lot of time on the phone. Really, what could be easier. Just watch the video.
And what can you expect on your first week on the job?
Ready now for just one more? Here’s that IKEA video, which has not much to do with recruiting, except it most definitely is a peek at the kind of culture the company nurtures. Plus it’s gotten 10,000,000 views. How’s that for branding?