How to hit the ground running – Tips for new recruiters.

June 19, 2023

Beginning your recruitment journey successfully requires a combination of skills, strategies, and dedication – alongside a lot of patience.

Right here is where we will be exploring all the essential tips for newcomer recruiters heard first-hand from PRG’s most All-In personnel (Josh Jennings, Sam Powell, and Charlotte Combe) who have been through the notorious starter experience.

If you or someone you know is starting out their recruitment journey keep reading or give this a share!


Trust the process.

Although it may be challenging at first to make progress and reap the rewards of your hard work it is quintessential to remain calm and steadfast on your recruitment journey. As you develop your skills, you will slowly see your hard work paying off. Remember if you are in it for the long run, the rewards can be massive, just keep being patient and putting in the hours.

Lead Senior Consultant Josh Jennings comments that trusting the process has been a message that ‘has stuck with [him] throughout [his] career’ and he stands firmly by it. ‘Your activity and input now will make a world of difference in the near and far future. Recruitment is a long game!’ He continues.


Work hard every day.

‘Bring your A game to every day. Celebrate every win, big or small, and target yourself on the metrics that make up a successful placement. Don’t aim too high too early!’ All key tips from Jennings. Setting achievable goals early is the key to hitting targets and boosting your esteem to help you keep going. It will be tough but seeing evidence of what you HAVE achieved will shine a light on what you CAN achieve.


Use the people around you.

Lead Consultant Charlotte Combe urges to ‘Use the people around you, you are surrounded by success, do not be afraid to ask questions. Don’t assume that you know more than the people you are learning from because you don’t.’ Conceit will get you nowhere. Start out with a fresh and open mindset and be ready to learn and grow not just in areas of recruitment but in all aspects of your life. PRG prides itself on providing top-quality advice and training for those who are ready to learn.


Organisation and commitment.

‘Recruitment is a perfect example of what you put in is what you get out.’ Sam Powell contributes. ‘There are no limits to how much you can achieve if you truly want to achieve it. ‘Organisation and commitment are two core qualities that make a successful recruiter and keeping that in mind even through the difficult times will not steer you far wrong.’ Utilise the tools that you are taught and take 10 minutes every day to plan your tasks and outline your goals.


Hit the ground running.

‘When starting PRG you need to be prepared to graft, the harder you work the quicker you will understand and reap the results’ contributes Combe. You should ensure that you commence your recruitment journey in an abundant physical and mental condition to provide you with the highest opportunities to go all in. Healthy eating, exercise, leisure time, and a sustainable sleep schedule are all vital to keep you feeling your best and guarantee you will show up to the office exuding confidence and tenacity.


Learn to reach out.

‘Recruitment can be tough, if you are struggling with anything personal or professional voice this to your manager. They are there to help and you will go nowhere when suffering in silence.’ Combe advises. If you are joining PRG you are lucky enough to be given a plenitude of support systems including, Mental Health First Aiders, People Power Hour, the Employee Assistance Programme, Vector Mortgage Advice, and more.


Thank you so much to Sam, Charlotte, and Josh for their incredible insight.

We are sure they will go far with the example they are setting.

If you would like to get in touch to find out more about PRG or if there’s anything we can help you with in regard to sourcing candidates or finding a new role, please don’t hesitate to get in touch here.


Written by:

Lee Kennedy

Head of Learning & Development

Lee heads up our L&D team at PRG. With almost a decade of experience, his focus is on how we can continually improve and develop both our training and our people here at PRG. With our expansion across the globe, Lee is taking lead on offering excellent support on a global scale to ensure each office receives the same high standard of support.

Connect with Lee Kennedy: