If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an agricultural recruiter, today is your lucky day. We’re going to give you a glimpse into the day-to-day life of our dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to match the right people with the right opportunities in this vital sector of our fair country.
7:30 am: It’s office time! Agricultural recruiters dive into the mass of emails, phone calls, and paperwork that drives the industry. From job orders to client requests, no detail is too small or too big for our meticulous attention. They also review industry articles, social media updates, and press releases within the Agribusiness sector to maintain critical industry knowledge needed to excel in their professions!
The day typically starts with checking my email and voicemail. We often have messages from candidates who are interested in learning more about the open positions we have. We also have messages from clients who are looking to fill specific roles.
8:30 am: After a quick break for a coffee (or cuppa), it’s go time again! It’s time to start working on candidate pipelines. This involves updating the database of candidates, as well as reaching out to candidates who we think might be a good fit for a particular role.
9:30 am: We’ve got to fit in time to connect with our vast network of farmers, production managers, and other industry professionals all across Australia. Having a finger on the pulse of the industry means we’re always up to date with the latest happenings, from technological advancements to changes in government policies.
10:30 am: This is where the magic happens–interview time. Agricultural recruiters dedicate themselves to finding top-notch talent. We conduct thorough and insightful interviews, getting to know each candidate well beyond just their work history. After a solid yarn with a candidate, we take the time to thoroughly write up interview notes to send to the client.
12:30 pm: Refuel and regroup! Recruiting can be hungry work, and with the agricultural industry being so essential to our nation’s economy, it’s important to have energy and focus throughout the day. Grabbing a bite to eat and taking a breather helps us recharge to face the rest of the day head-on.
1:00 pm: Back at it with client meetings and recruiting strategy sessions. Ag recruiters spend the afternoon cementing relationships with our clients, understanding their specific hiring needs, and crafting customised strategies that will deliver successful outcomes tailored to each unique circumstance.
2:00 pm: No hiring process is complete without referee checks! After confirming with a candidate that they’ve warned their references of our impending check-in, we get on the blower. This one gets written up too, a thorough process is a good process.
3:00 pm: Want to be a part of the vital agriculture and production industry? Ag recruiters are also evangelists, spreading the word about what makes this sector unique and attractive to professionals looking for a challenging and rewarding career.
5:00 pm: The sun begins to set, but our day isn’t over. Ag recruiters finish up with candidate follow-ups, emails, and final touches on job orders. We’re determined to leave no stone unturned in our quest to secure the best possible opportunities for our clients.
5:30 pm: The day may be drawing to a close, but our passion for the agriculture and production industries never wanes. Throughout Australia, as the evening stars begin to blanket the sky, agricultural recruiters are already pondering the discoveries and challenges that await tomorrow.
In the life of an agricultural recruiter, each day is a new opportunity to connect dedicated professionals with roles that contribute to the growth and success of Australia’s rural communities.