So why did I choose recruitment?
I came from a clinical background, working with a health screening team performing health checks for people all over Ireland for 7 years. I loved my job but after some reluctance, I decided it was time for a change. I decided to specialise in medical imaging recruitment because I was used to working with sonographers performing Carotid Artery screenings and Abdominal Aortic aneurysm checks.
Helping people and working in the medical arena was what I loved most about my job. Medical device recruitment enabled me to remain in the field and continue to help people by placing the best medical device professionals in vital healthcare arenas across the globe.
I will be honest…recruitment was tough, a massive change and I was not familiar with working in an office and talking to so many industry professionals in any given day, but I soon realised after building up my network I that I was seeing results and loved it.
Recruitment (if you specialise in an area you know and love) is full of excitement because every day as a medical device recruitment consultant you are competing to attract top talent. It’s exciting, meeting and talking to the best professionals (like you guys!) in the market and working with clients whilst they are developing extraordinary and impressive medical technology every day.
Recruiters sometimes get a bad rep, which is why I chose to work for a specialist recruitment company. A specialist recruitment company means you are highly trained on a particular specialist area so you a not a jack of all trades but a master in your field. In a specialist company like Projectus, we hire a clinically or medical device experienced team, essentially people from the jobs we place. There’s nothing amateur about it and working in the medical technology and healthcare sphere, everyone is exceptionally caring.
The impact of a recruiter is twofold: first, you can literally change the life of an individual by placing them in their dream job, and second, you can effectively change the direction and the success of a corporation with a single great hire in a key role.
Below are some other reasons I think makes recruitment stand out as a career:
- You literally change and enhance people’s lives
- You get the opportunity to be the face of the company
- Employees and managers are grateful
- The competition is exciting
- You get an opportunity to meet the best people
- You have freedom and control over how you work
- Recruiting tools are continually evolving
- You receive a great salary and benefits package
- Being a consultant means you will have excellent personal job search and career growing skills for life
- You place people into medical technology companies that enhance and save the lives of people across the globe every day.
Before considering recruitment, there are three things I would recommend:
What type of person are you? I'm a people person and always enjoyed working with and talking to people, so this is important to consider if you want to progress in this industry.
Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Working in recruitment is like building your own business and network so you do need to have the proactive approach and abilities to make this happen.
Do you like the thrill of a rollercoaster? Within most jobs there is an up and down element however with recruitment this can happen often. You have your own set of clients and your own way of selling yourself. Whatever your reason for getting into recruitment, we know that you want something more than your regular 9am – 5pm job and that you’re passionate, self-motivated and excited at the prospect of a new challenge.
Have you used a recruitment consultant before? What was your experience like?
Catherine Campbell, Projectus Consulting
If you are currently looking for a new opportunity in medical devices or thinking of making the transition to a medical device recruitment consultant, give us a call to explore what options are available for you today on 02038000501 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you are currently looking for a new opportunity in medical devices or thinking of making the transition to a medical device recruitment consultant, give us a call to explore what options are available for you today on 02038000501 or email email@example.com