"Thank you very much for the help you have offered. When I first contacted you through email, I was really surprised at how quickly you got back to me. The position you found for me fits me perfectly well, and I like it very much. Throughout the process, you have been so helpful, liaising very professionally and efficiently. Thank again for all you have done."Underground Production Geologist, South Perth
My Life as a Recruitment Consultant: Charlie King
(July 2012)Welcome to the next instalment of our series "My Life as a Recruitment Consultant", where we give you the chance to meet our team, and also find out more about the day to day life of Recruitment Consultants.
Charlie King is a Senior Consultant with Skye Recruitment covering white collar technical recruitment for the mining industry in Western Australia. He has six years recruitment experience and is also an accredited member of the RCSA (APRCSA status). In his spare time he is a Boxer who has had over 120 fights at amateur level and represented his country at international level several times. Professionally he has had 21 fights with 18 wins and is the current Scottish lightweight Champion. Other past times include travelling, bush walking and dining out.
How did you get into recruitment?I actually wanted to try it out, unlike most who "fall" into this profession. I did my research, heard there was good money and rewards involved, and I am a target driven individual so it held interest to me.
How easy or difficult did you find it to pick up the basics of the recruitment role?You just pick up the phone and ask some questions - that's all there is to it!
What sort of things do you do on a day to day basis?I plan my day each night before. I have a list of outstanding work that needs to be actioned, people to speak to, adverts to write, references to take, and client and candidate follow ups. In between this I will try to speak to new people and build new relationships with the aim of placing staff in the organisations spoken to.
What are the best parts of the job?The job is financially rewarding and will give you a good work life balance, I live ten minutes from my house and close to my gym etc, I have all weekend to myself, all public holidays off and annual leave is granted 99% of the time.
Now compare this with other high paying professions where you have to sacrifice long periods of time working away from home, work long hours and weekends etc.
We have it pretty good.