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What Drew You To A Recruiting Career?


Posted on November 8th, by Henry Goldbeck in Company News, Just For Fun. Comments Off on What Drew You To A Recruiting Career?

In response to question by Reporter, Matthew Kosinski: “Why Did You Become a Recruiter”, my team and I at Goldbeck Recruiting wanted to share the our answers:

Henry Goldbeck:

1.) What drew you to Recruiting?

“I was in a sales position for a corporate training organisation and one of my clients was a large recruiting firm in Vancouver.  They call me one day and asked if I would be interested in pursuing a career in recruiting.  I said yes.

It is both challenging and interesting in that people are so multifaceted that understanding their fit for a position is often more than checking off boxes.  Most searches are a challenge.”

2.) What prompted you to make recruiting your career?

“It is fulfilling that our work satisfies both the employer and the new employee.”

3.) What’s most rewarding to you about being a recruiter?

“Our clients come to us to fill positions that they find difficult to fill themselves.  If it was easy they would not be calling us.  So when we fill a position it is an accomplishment that had obstacles and difficulties and frustrations along the way.  That is a rewarding achievement.”
Henry

Henry Goldbeck
President, Goldbeck Recruiting
604-684- 1428 x 102
Toll Free: 877-684-1428
http://www.goldbeck.com
Suite 510, 475 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4M9, Canada

 

 

Kevin Leh

1.) What drew you to Recruiting?

“I got into this straight out university, referred by a college buddy of mine who was already working for a recruiting company.  I had a basic understand of what recruiting is then and the guys at my old company did a great job making me warm up to it and their company.  It seemed like a great place to work for so I took the job and I’m still in this a decade later.”

2.) What prompted you to make recruiting your career?

“I love the interactions with people and the learnings you get from conversations; not just about jobs, companies and how they work and go together but also a lot about life, cultures, politics, personalities, etc.  The connections and even friendships you gain from this job is nice. I love how our job can affect lives of people and their families and the companies we place people in.  People are what makes companies and so knowing our job has a direct impact on that can be quite fulfilling.”

3.) What’s most rewarding to you about being a recruiter?

“The job requires a lot of creativity, anticipation and problem solving.  It rarely is a straight road to the goal and that’s what keeps it interesting.”

 

Kevin Leh
Senior Recruiter, Engineering, Construction & Operations
Goldbeck Recruiting Inc.
604-684- 1428 x 105
Toll Free: 877-684- 1428
http://www.goldbeck.com
Suite 510, 475 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4M9, Canada

 

 

Alessia Pagliaroli

1.) What drew you to Recruiting?

“Initially, I was just looking for an internship to complete my Master’s Degree and HR was one of my options.

2.) What prompted you to make recruiting your career?

“Each project is different and you are lucky enough to be exposed to different types of industries, to learn something new every time. After having a taste of what being a Recruiter means, I decided to make a career out of it as I realised how challenged, stimulated, motivated I felt every day. Each project is different and you are lucky enough to be exposed to different types of industries, to learn something new every time.”

3.) What’s most rewarding to you about being a recruiter?

“Besides, the most fulfilling aspect of doing my job is to have the chance to make everybody happy! On one hand, you support companies’ growth by recruiting talents who, hopefully, will make the difference. On the other hand, you offer new job opportunities to candidates who are trying to make their life more comfortable or need a job that allows them to accomplish great things. Of course, there are difficulties, stressful times, setbacks but the juice is definitely worth the squeeze!”

 

alessia-pagliaroliAlessia Pagliaroli
Recruiter, Goldbeck Recruiting
604-684- 1428 x 106
Toll Free: 877-684- 1428
http://www.goldbeck.com
Suite 510, 475 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4M9, Canada

 

 

Jessica Miles

1.) What drew you to Recruiting?

“The idea of becoming a recruiter was born in a bar, where all great ideas come from (just joking!). At the time, I was recruiting international students to work in Canada with researchers at universities. I enjoyed the recruitment side of things, but found working with governments and academia to be frustrating.”

2.) What prompted you to make recruiting your career?

“My boyfriend was telling his friend about my job, in a bar, and his friend suggested that I should try recruiting for private businesses. So, I latched onto the idea. I brought it up to my dad.  He mentioned that he once met a man at a course about 20 years ago in Nanaimo, and his name was Henry Goldbeck.  My dad remembered that Henry was very articulate and passionate about recruiting.”

I decided to find Henry and contact him. I said I wanted to become a recruiter, even though I had no idea what the job entailed. He mentioned during our first call that he likes Siegel’s bagels. When I met him, I brought bagels.

I continued to interact with Henry over the next few months, and he explained the way the business worked to me.  After about 3-4 months, he finally hired me (yay!)> I quickly ordered recruiting 101 books off of Amazon to read before I started.  I now find them cheesy and inapplicable, but it helped me prepare for my first day.

Henry has since mentored me and taught me how to recruit, both professionally and efficiently.  I owe my success to him. Two years later I am very much enjoying the job and feel that I am quite good at it. I plan to pursue a long-term career in the business.”

3.) What’s most rewarding to you about being a recruiter?

“I find it interesting to be exposed to the different facets of so many industries and companies.  In order to explain the need to hire, often decision makers will step back and provide a high level overview of their company and the overall industry. The recruiter is lucky enough to learn the challenges and inner workings of our client’s businesses, and use this information to help source and guide the best hiring decision. This is why I find it fascinating and rewarding.”

 

Jessica Miles

 

 

Jessica Miles
Goldbeck Recruiting Inc
604-684- 1428 x 108
Toll Free: 877-684-1428
http://www.goldbeck.com
Suite 510, 475 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4M9, Canada

Karen Epp

1.) What drew you to Recruiting?

“I wanted to work with people.  I saw myself in sales – but wanted to sell a ‘need’ not a ‘greed’.  With some products people focus on the consumers greed to up sell and I did not want this. In recruitment, I am working with companies to fill a need.”

2.) What drew you to this industry?

“People.  I was looking for work and a recruitment firm hired me in a junior role.  I enjoyed the environment, the pace, variety.

I was good at it. I can read people well. I am able to build good rapport with people.  I like to be of service to others.  I loved meeting clients and learning about what other businesses were doing.  I also loved being able to support, assist and encourage those looking for work.”

3.) What’s most rewarding to you about being a recruiter?

“Of course there is the excitement when you find the ‘needle in the haystack’ when working on a hard to find search.  I like the long term relationships; knowing my clients and having the opportunity to watch individuals grow in their careers.  It is also rewarding to, assist individuals who have not been in the job search market for some time or are not locals, with ideas to support them in their search.  I always appreciate the ‘thank-you’ from individuals whether I place them or encourage them in their careers.”

 

karen-thumbnailKaren Epp
Senior Recruiter, Goldbeck Recruiting
604-684- 1428 x 107
Toll Free: 877-684-1428
http://www.goldbeck.com
Suite 510, 475 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 4M9, Canada

 

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Henry E. Goldbeck, President and founder of Goldbeck Recruiting Inc, is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) with over 24 years recruiting experience. In his 13 years at the helm of Goldbeck Recruiting, Henry has built the company's reputation as a leading headhunter and recruitment agency in sales, marketing, operations, engineering, and executive level positions across a variety of industries.

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