Pros: brilliant working environment, free beers, great culture
Cons: long hours, monotonous at times
Overall my experiences of working at Full Circle Recruitment were very positive. A typical day would consist of around 10 hours work, speaking with candidates and clients, dealing with inbound calls and delivering a first class service to everyone we spoke to.
I learnt a great deal about how business works. Dealing with so many people on a day-to-day basis, I became accustomed to communicating at al levels and being able to prioritise work loads in order to meet strict client deadlines.
The management were very relaxed, and although they had a great deal of time off from time to time, they were very knowledgable and passed this on and were always available if you required help on a particular task. On a similar note, I would say hat my co-workers were also very relaxed, engaging, and pleasant to be around. All in all it made for a very pleasurable working environment most of the time.
Without doubt the hardest part of the job was the rejections from both clients and candidates of job offers or interviews. Dealing to handle these set backs is what sets great recruiters apart and in the main I would like to think I managed this. On the flip side, closing a deal was undoubtably the most enjoyable part of the job. Knowing that you have provided a service better than any other agency out there is very satisfying and reflects well upon yourself from management, colleagues and the clients themselves who are much more likely to come back and use you again the next time.