Constructive Criticism –
The majority of us want to better ourselves in one way or another.
In reference to the role of a recruiter, this could be improving your ability to position your clients’ company in the best way to a candidate on the phone, or being able to write detailed adverts, that really engage a candidate in the first few sentences.
This isn’t mutually exclusive to the workplace either. Some people want to work on their relationships, parental skills, or even something completely random such as being able to master the art of a roast potato.
If you’ve ever worked with me, you’ll know I ask a lot of questions. This comes with the sole purpose of self-development and for me is one of the most important ways for me to develop – tell me where I need to improve. People see your work from a different perspective, and hearing their feedback is very important.
A colleague of mine (Adam) recently posted a blog on asking for help, so it seemed fitting to follow it up with this blog. In our work-place at OX Seven, I receive constructive criticism daily. No less than 40% of that criticism is usually regarding my height (or lack of), but the remainder of it allows me to continue to improve as a recruiter.
It’s important that you don’t take constructive criticism personally, and understand that in the right format it is an extremely useful tool for self-development.
If you’ve made it to the end of this blog, I encourage you to do a number of things. Firstly, provide me with any feedback you may have on this article, and secondly, go and ask any of your colleagues, family, or friends for some feedback on how you can better yourself, as a person or practitioner.
Digital & Creative Consultant