I’d say the biggest hurdle would be understanding and familiarising myself with computer science fundamentals, Data Structures/Algorithms, and coding lingo. I’ve had no prior exposure to tech previously. However I knew my job required me to handpick the best Software Engineers out there, and the only way I can do that would be to immerse myself in the tech world and also learn more about what they do. I remembered having to go through MCQs on CS fundamentals, and understanding time-space complexities just so that I can properly conduct an interview and understand my candidates better.
Impostor syndrome was also a really big hurdle because I didn’t have experience. Now I feel very confident sharing and teaching others how to become a tech recruiter.
I see myself managing my own team of tech recruiters, coming up with processes for the team, and taking care of the engineering team’s overall health and needs. I’d also be interested to work on manpower plans to further grow the tech team.