The grass is not always greener!

I began working at Attic Recruitment five and a half years ago, when I was a bright eyed and bushy tailed graduate who had typically just returned from travelling and didn’t know what I wanted to do. I registered with Attic Recruitment as a candidate, but the timing was such that they had a junior vacancy and offered me a position within the business. Although my dad had spent many years in headhunting, I must admit recruitment had never really crossed my mind as a career path. Having said that, Attic certainly seemed to be a great place to work, a wonderful atmosphere and the role seemed varied and a great place to learn. I was sold! Five years on, I had successfully worked my way up to Senior Consultant and had carved out really strong and lovely relationships with a huge variety of clients and learned a lot about different industry sectors and different roles within those.

As much as I loved my job, after five years in recruitment I began to wonder if it was my long term career. I felt as though I had fallen into it a little bit and although I seemed to be successful and certainly enjoyed the variety of the role I wondered if there might be something out there which could be more rewarding. I had always thought I would like to work within the charity sector and so I took a role working for a large and well known military charity and took the leap and left Attic – it was a big decision to make but I was sure I needed to try something new.

After only 3 months in my new role I knew that it wasn’t all I had been hoping for. Although it is completely personal preference, I sadly found working for a larger company (be it charity or not) was actually much less rewarding than working for a small company and that not only did I miss the buzz of recruitment, I also missed the job satisfaction in helping people to find their dream jobs!

Recruitment is a hugely rewarding, varied and satisfying job and I really love it. I’m pleased I had the chance to come back to it and am lucky to have finally found my vocation!

Susie Fielding – Senior Consultant

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Attic are great people to work with, they were very sensitive to our needs and able to find exactly the right person for our team now, and for our future ambitions. I recommend them to any ‘creative business’ and for anyone who needs intelligent and talented staff.

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