“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” —Oprah Winfrey

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes

We all deserve to find our passion in this world – to work for something we believe in, to enjoy our everyday lives. That doesn’t mean every day will be a breeze; the grind is real. None of us want to work 365 days a year (or 2080 hours in the standard work world). But if we love what we do and the people we work with and for, then it makes that time worth it.

Recruiting companies often hire young, new college grads straight out of school. They look for certain inherent traits – teamwork, self-motivation, pleasant personalities, and strong work ethics. If you’ve proven this through team sports, project leadership, or civic volunteer organizations, and you’re personable, unafraid of the phone, and money-motivated, you’ll likely get hired with ease. I speak from experience; I was hired this way, along with the first 100+ people I helped hire in my first job.

However, what happens in those first 6-24 months is crucial. Some make it, and others don’t. Luck, dedication, and passion all play a part. If you lack passion for recruiting and truly helping people find jobs, then there are plenty of other professions where you can excel using the skills you’ve learned. Pursuing a career in recruiting, especially with an agency, sets you up for success. You’ll learn basic business “rules” and techniques that will be valuable in your career. But if you don’t love it, don’t stay in it. Certainly, don’t stay for the money. Doing so would be a disservice to yourself, your clients, your teammates, and your candidates. You’ll end up facilitating a process rather than providing excellent service – and in that scenario, no one wins.

I consider myself one of the lucky ones. I stumbled into this career with zero knowledge of the industry, but I worked for an amazing person who loved this field and was building a wildly successful company. Someone who had a passion for people all around – his clients, his candidates, his employees. I learned from one of the best in the business, and I’m so fortunate and blessed because of that experience. And I was made for this. I loved it from the beginning. I worked hard to learn the right way, but all along, the thought of helping improve someone’s life was a motivator. I enjoyed the challenge, the journey, and the wins when all things worked together. That fueled my passion and led me to start my own firm in 2017.

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