• 28th July 2016

Why I love recruiting

What is it about recruitment that has kept me coming to work every day still up for the challenge?

I have to say it’s the people. Whether it’s the members of your team that keep you smiling on a tough day, a client that you have supported over many years and have an excellent relationship with or a candidate, fallen on hard times, that you are able to help get back into work. The constant in recruitment is the people and the relationships that you form over time.

I have loved being involved in the maritime business from a recruitment perspective and have spent nearly 6 years now involved in this market. Before starting at STR, I spent nearly 4 years offshore and, with my wife expecting our first child, I decided I needed a change in my career.

I took a job in recruitment, but began by placing nurses and care assistants in West Sussex. I loved the recruiting side, but the market not so much. After a while I saw STR Group was recruiting for a Maritime Recruitment Consultant and, combining my seagoing background and then-basic recruitment experience, I applied. Five interviews later, I landed the role!

I have learned recruitment is not just a case of finding people jobs, but plenty more:

  • Developing genuine market knowledge
  • Hours of sales calls
  • The candidate contact at all hours of the day to ensure they are ready and have your help
  • The social aspect
  • The ups and downs of a sales role

I have watched Navis Consulting develop into one of the leading Maritime Recruitment businesses on a global basis with pride and look forward to what the future may bring.

– Ross Sanderson, Associate Director, Navis

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