Every day is a school day
As a recruiter one of the best things about the job is the variety of people that you speak to and the varied conversations that you have on a daily basis. Additionally, working within an office of people with a real variety of weird and wonderful people (I will let you decide for yourself who fits in to each category) I really do learn something new every day.
Some (non-recruitment) examples include:
You can only breathe out of one nostril at a time
Approximately 1 in 10,000 people have their internal organs on the opposite side of their body (Situs inversus) including Enrique Iglesias and Mollie’s mate Helen.
There are 73 calories in a Ferrero Roche
Cows can smell things from 5 miles away
The number one (both in the UK and the US) on the date that I was born was: “I’d do anything for love” by Meatloaf
Elephants can eat for up to 18 hours a day – relatable
The ability to learn and retain information is a key skill necessary to many employers. Only this morning I spoke to a recruitment partner of ours and their key requirement, above any technical skill, was the ability and the enthusiasm to learn new things. I would argue that as soft skills go it is up there as the most important.
Employers look for employees who are willing to expand their existing knowledge even if traditional education is many years behind them. Whether you are new to a role or have be working within the sector for years there is always something new to learn. Embrace it.
IT & Cybersecurity Consultant