I promised to give feedback as a follow up to my previous blog relating to the tenacity I have been blessed, and cursed with. However as with anything in life, this does not always mean a positive outcome.
Although the feedback from the overseas client on my candidate, (who had been interviewed a full eight months after submitting her application), was positive and their praises of her were high – they unfortunately decided to move forward with another candidate they had met in South Africa. Does this mean that I had failed in being tenacious or does it mean that we take each step as it comes and hope for a positive outcome?
Personally, I think tenacity pays off when you are working in an industry that requires human interaction. When you work with the human element, you learn to be more patient, more compassionate. You listen more intently and ultimately try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes to ensure a better level of understanding. All these elements are essential within the recruitment game, it is not simply about business and billings, there is a far greater reward.
Although I am labelled a ‘softy’ within my personal and business circles, I look forward to another year of being able to change lives and make a difference through being who I am and being good at what I have successfully done over the past few years.
If you are seeking to make a change this year, January is the month to kick start that process. Feel free to contact me to chat about making that career, and life, changing move into an exciting new job.
I am grateful and excited to be a part of the It’s About People team and see through yet another prosperous year – let the leap year begin!
PS: Remember, tenacity does pay off!