The main thing to consider to be successful in any part of business is teamwork. No matter where you work, you are going to have to work with a group of people to make a company successful. If you expect to be able to work alone, and you refuse to work with others, no company will want to keep you around for too long. Any successful business owner will tell you that the first and most important thing that a successful employee has to learn is how to work within a team.
There are certain Hiring Managers that will not even consider an employee unless he has proven that he has to be able to work within a team. Here at Professional Recruiter Associates, we have developed a team of Executive Recruiters who pool their resources in order to ensure business for the company. This allows us as Recruiters to share candidates, and to work on various placements together in order to fulfill the need of our clients quickly, and efficiently. Being as Recruiting is by nature a competitive industry due to the fact that it is generally commission based, any Recruiting firms who challenge their employees to work against each other do not last long.
One person can only do so much, and only has so much time and energy to spend on a certain project or order. Eventually, no matter how good you think you are at what you do, someone better will come along, and the key is to learn from this person, and work with this person in order to better yourself and the company with which you are working with. There is always that person at the office that chooses to flaunt his success in front of his co-workers, but eventually that individual always finds out that this will not get him support, but will cause his co-workers to turn on him, and if ever, this person does need their help (which he/she will), they will most likely not be able to get it.
Being in business for over 15 years in the Recruiting Industry, we have learned that working together as a team makes our individual Recruiters more successful, and therefore happy with their jobs, and makes the company as an overall more successful. We recommend this for any business venture, although we have used Recruiting as an example since this is what we do.