A day in the life of an IT Recruiter

15th January 2020

David is the 4th to feature in our blog series 'A day in the life of...". We aim to show you an insight into who works for NOW, what a typical day looks like and advice to pursue a career within their role/sector.

David Radford – Director (Software)


How long have you worked for Now Careers for?

We’re relatively new, having started in September. However, moving to NOW with my prior team and having them alongside me has made it business as usual which is nice.

What does a typical day look like for you?

We operate with a tailored strategy which allows us to trade globally. This means our days typically start in Australia and end up in San Francisco!!  We work across EMEA, Americas, APAC and Emerging Markets. Every day is different, and that’s how we like it. We operate with a core structure focusing around Clients, Candidates, Admin and Assignments. Planning our day is key, as this is what enables us to work smart and not become busy fools.

Main responsibilities of your role?

Recruiter! I love the buzz of speaking with clients, candidates and making placements – that never goes away. Being a leader for my team is another responsibility, we all hold entrepreneurial values and provide empowerment to allow for this to happen.

What challenges do you face within your role?

IT & Software is a fast-paced industry, keeping up with the latest news and ensuring we’re ahead of the competition holds its challenges. However, we have an open environment which allows us to communicate effectively and keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the market.

What is your favourite part of your role?

Definitely the people. We work together and culturally, I haven’t worked with a team like ours before. This industry offers life-changing opportunities for everyone, its great working on both professional and personal goals with the team and experiencing achievements together.

What advice would you give to people looking to pursue a career within your field?

Never give up, we all have bad days, weeks, months even years. Keep going with your head held high, and I promise the success will come.