Meet the Recruiter - Craig Robertson

Why did you decide to enter the recruitment industry?

I had previously worked in a customer service role but felt I had more to offer and was looking at sales roles across a variety of industries. A good friend of mine was already working in recruitment and we discussed how rewarding it was. 16 years later and I’m still here!

How would you describe your role at Stafffinders?

My main role is heading up our new Property & Surveying department. With the development of the Covid-19 scenario, I am also focussing on general business development along with training and coaching for my Edinburgh based colleagues.

What is the most rewarding part of being in recruitment?

Being honest, a good recruiter can make a very good living in recruitment which is personally rewarding. Most importantly though is knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s career, and indeed life.

Over the years I have taken part in many non-fee generating scenarios which I know have helped people in their working life. This ranges from speaking at awards events, mentoring students and graduates, to meeting with a candidate’s parents to ensure we were choosing the right path for that person.

A good recruiter will always go that extra wee bit for their clients and candidates.

How do you spend your free time outside of work?

In a normal world, I’m at my happiest when I’m at a concert or festival. This is closely followed by going to see live comedy. Over the last few months, I’ve joined (parts!) of the simplicity of exploring Edinburgh and finding fun things to do at home.

I am also always on the lookout for good dad jokes which I know the office always enjoy!

What would you say your favourite motto is?

“What’s for you won’t go by you”

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

My first ever job at 14 was a door to door bacon sales rep. (the bacon was pre-prepared and packaged!).

Who do you look up to / Who inspires you? 

From a young age, Michael Jordan has always been my hero, in my eyes the GOAT of GOAT’s (give Last Dance a look on Netflix).