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Life as a Digital Recruiter at Amplify

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

I’ve been a Junior Consultant at Amplify for 5 months and it has been the best 5 months I’ve had in my 6 years working. I worked as a Quantity Surveyor in Construction for 5 years and felt something was missing in my career. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but I knew I wanted to be rewarded for my hard work and I wanted every day to be different in a creative environment.

Then along came along the role with Amplify as a Junior Consultant recruiting for marketing and advertising agencies. With no prior knowledge of recruitment let alone marketing and agencies, I would be lying if I said my first day wasn’t slightly overwhelming. However, a month in and I was well underway and for the first time I was filled with job satisfaction.

I always thought job satisfaction was a myth and that I would be living for the weekends for the rest of my life. Now 5 months in, it’s the right time to discuss the pros and cons of being new to the world of recruitment.

My new day to day consists of speaking to extremely interesting and creative people, taking client calls to discuss new projects won and the type of candidates they need to successfully carry out the project. I try to come up with creative ideas to find the very best talent and review experience that suits the agencies I work with while meeting the candidates expectations. Carrying out all of this while still learning agency-land lingo has been the biggest challenge. The other challenge is understanding and acknowledging the ups and downs of recruitment. Recruitment is dealing with people and that brings its problems, as you can imagine it is near impossible to predict a human being.

One of the first lessons was that no matter how confident you feel until the contract is signed, no placement has been made. I have found that it’s very important to ride the ups and downs & enjoy the ride! The first placement I made was the candidates dream job and all the previous close calls were worth going through to make someone so happy!

The best thing about recruitment is the fact ‘you get what you put in’. In countless jobs before, I would work through the weekends and 9/10 times I didn’t even get a thank you. Now, I am paid for my hard work and if I do say so myself, I don’t think there is anything more rewarding in the workplace. I have also found that success comes from keeping clients and candidate’s best interests at heart.

To conclude, it seems safe to say that recruitment has been a success so far and I am excited to keep documenting my career the more experience I get. I haven’t even scratched the surface yet and I am thrilled to work with so many agencies and help make the right placements to deliver such amazing creative work.

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