Joining Vertex has been a great experience, before coming into recruitment, I had a vague understanding of the industry and how hard it is to become successful, however on learning the potential career growth and the ability to achieve based on my own performance enticed me in. With Vertex offering a full training and development programme, I thought I’d see what it was all about.
Since starting at Vertex, I’ve seen why it’s one of the hardest industries to become successful in. The learning curve has been tremendous, as I’ve not come from a Sales background, I’ve had to learn the A-Z of recruitment, but also throw myself into learning about technologies I thought I knew.. How wrong I was! The support and training I’ve had to get me up and running has been great, but I’m also enjoying the autonomy I’m given to plan my own days, get out to meeting candidates and clients and creating a fun and successful career in a way that remains interesting.
I specialise in the mobile technology area, working mainly with everything iOS and Android. This is an area I had an interest in previously, now I’m able to get under the skin of the technology and I’ve started to truly understand how and why apps are built, the process of building an application and the amount of work that goes into it.
One thing I have learned (quickly) is that Recruitment is not an easy job! Especially at first, you have to put in a lot of hours and hard work to get up and running. You need to be willing to push out of the 9-5 to be able to have competent interviews with excellent developers. After a month of working in this area, I’ve stared to get a good grasp of the technology and people working with Mobile technology and it’s exciting. Every company has or is moving to have a mobile presence and the speed of which the industry changes for the better keeps me on my toes.
The other side of recruitment that I hadn’t realised is how much of an impact you have in this role on people’s lives. It gives you a great feeling when you can help someone into a new position that can really help them and their family.
It’s something I’d never thought of as a career path, and there’s still a long way to go to get to the top, but I’m thriving on the challenge!