One of the best days of my life came when a New York recruiter who I had been working with called me a few months ago. I had been working with a company not far from where I live, but I was not happy there. The work was plentiful, but it was not challenging at all. I needed something that I could grow along with, but that work was just routine and quite boring. A headhunter had contacted me because of an award I had won, and we got to talking about the kind of position that I would like to have.
I knew that there were a lot of companies that wanted innovative tech people who could think outside of the box, and I was hoping that I would be able to find one sooner rather than later. The job I had been doing could easily be filled by any graduate with a tech degree, so I knew that I would not be leaving my company high and dry. The person I had been talking with was a job recruiter, which meant he deals with both companies as well as workers.
He talks to the companies to find out exactly what they want. This is more than just saying they want a vice president of marketing position filled. They talk in depth about the right personality and credentials that are needed. Some companies want someone to follow strictly by the rules while others are comfortable with them being bent if it is for the good of the company. I wanted to work for the latter, and this job recruiter was able to match me up with the perfect company. I had an interview, and I could feel the excitement in the room. I knew I wanted to be part of it, so I did not hold back at all, and I was offered the position that same day. Life has changed for me, and I could not be happier.