Monday morning, a new day, a new week and a new month (well almost) and most importantly for me a new job! I’m typically not a nervous person, so I felt pretty relaxed walking through the beautiful park just across the road from my new office.
My new manager Alex was bright eyed, bushy tailed and full of energy ready for the new day and his new employee. This I have come to realise is normal for Alex as his energy and enthusiasm coupled with his mild-mannered nature and positive attitude makes for a perfect way to work.
Ok, so now I have secured my job for at least another week, I will now talk about the job itself.
The job, in essence, is like most sales jobs. Get on the phone and make some calls so after getting to grips with the CRM, setting up emails, passwords and a nice little presentation, I started to familiarise myself with the recruiting world and all it has to offer.
I love being on the phone as I feel that’s where my strengths lie, so I was eager to get going and Alex let me loose on some customers and I started making calls. After making a few small errors, like not following the process in the correct order but with guidance from Alex, after just 5 days I already feel very comfortable with my knowledge of our services, the CRM system and the techniques used to find relevant companies to call.
Nobody likes rejection and it’s hard not to take it personally sometimes, especially when you’ve twice told somebody ‘we’re not a recruitment agency’ in your most polite tone and they respond with ‘sorry we don’t use agencies thanks’ and then hang up. Once again though, (get your wallet out Alex!) Alex’s calm approach and attitude really helps. This is vital as it makes me want to get back on the phone and find the next company who are going to sign up for our service.
The product itself is, I think, excellent and any salesman will tell you it’s easier to sell something that you believe in and that you personally think holds a high value as it always comes across in your pitch.
In summary, I’ve had a great first week, well, maybe a good week as it is still work after all. Going into my second week I feel comfortable in what I’m doing and feel confident that there are lots of sales on the way!
David Evans – Sales Executive
I have worked with That Recruit for the last four months to find suitable candidates for Abacare, our award winning care business. That Recruit recognise the need for our business to attract quality candidates to care for our service users in the comfort of their own home. I have found them to be helpful and reactive to our business needs and look forward to our continued working relationship.
Quantity of applicant received was tremendous. Required a lot of sifting but evident that the advert reached a broad spectrum of candidates.
We are happy with the service and quality of applicants.
We usually use recruitment agencies, however for this particular vacancy it seemed more appropriate to try a cheaper recruitment option. In setting up the initial advert it was very easy and quick, and the staff at ThatRecruit were very helpful and efficient in coming back to me and in authorizing the advert. The software to manage the vacancy was easy to use and the ability to mark candidates with a status was helpful. As an improvement it would be useful to be able to select all those marked as rejected and be able to bulk message them with a decline message or have an option to allow the candidates to see their status. Overall it’s been easy to manage this recruitment placement through ThatRecruit and we had an exceptional response to the advertisement with 72 applicants and having to close the advert early.
The process was easy to manage and we received a high number of responses.
Thanks again for your fantastic service don’t change anything it works great!