My work/life balance

24 March 2017 | Australian GPs, Clinic Owners and Practice Managers | 2 minutes read

My work/life balance

Why I love working as a GP recruiter at Alecto

Luckily for me, I’m one of the few people in the world who genuinely looks forward to going to work each day.

Recruiters often have a reputation for being CV spamming robots. However, here is a look at a day in my life as a GP recruiter, and how being a part of Alecto makes my work so much more rewarding than forwarding a CV.

I love my desk view overlooking Flagstaff Gardens, and the amazing team I work with (who can seamlessly join my office singing in three-part harmony). In my role, I get to help match together GPs and practices in an eHarmony like fashion.

When I first started working with Alecto, I was in awe of the passion that Martina had for her work, and the ethical values she works so hard to maintain.

I very rarely have a 9-5 day. Sometimes it means being in at the office before dawn to chat to the UK GPs as they finish work. Other nights it is teleconferencing on the couch, as the UK doctors make their way to work.

When I speak with GPs, I want to know more than their qualifications. What are their motivations for finding a new job? Are they looking for more leadership, better hours, to be a part of a team that makes a difference in the community? If by the end of the call all I know about the GP is where they want to work, then I haven’t done my job properly.

Why do I love my job so much? Because even though I may have had to pause my episode of Suits to a speak to a GP, when I do catch up with them for a coffee or at our meet ups in the city, it’s nice to be able to say that we genuinely know our GPs. Knowing I have been able to make an impact on their lives is what makes me get up and do it all again the next day.

If you would like to chat to me about any of our current opportunities, please contact me on +61 404 460 003 or email me on hanniel@alecto.com.au.

You can also connect with me on LinkedIn.

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