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The tasks that a recruitment consultant typically perform, vary widely. In essence, the job is about meeting with clients and candidates and placing the right professional into the right job; how a recruitment firm goes about its business and what they look for in an applicant can also vary.
Here are seven reasons why recruitment may be the right career choice for you:
1) Great development opportunities & career progression
Comprehensive training and opportunities to learn from colleagues at your desk help you grow and develop your skills – not just when you’re first starting out, but throughout your career. Couple these skills with hard work and you’ll be on the fast track for results, recognition and progression. With dedication and the right attitude, recruitment is a profession where you can progress quickly.
2) Freedom and support to be an entrepreneur
Running a recruitment desk is like running your own business. Once you’re fully trained and have all the skills to succeed, you have the opportunity to run your own client and candidate base. You can make your own success and, at the same time, share in the success of the recruitment agency as a whole. It’s a great balance of taking control of your desk at the same time as having the support of a wider business.
Now more than ever, while adapting to this new way of working and living, we have the flexibility to better manage our work-life balance. This allows you as a recruiter to fit your recruitment desk around your lifestyle and earn more, flexibly.
3) Uncapped earning potential
No matter your base salary, commission structures mean you have an amazing earning potential. With no commission cap, you can reap the rewards for all your success.
4) You can have a positive impact on people’s lives
The impact you can have is extremely rewarding. Whether it is finding someone their dream job or helping a client hire the perfect person to grow their business, recruiters have a huge impact on people’s lives. Many of our long term recruiters still get the same buzz of excitement placing someone in a job now as they did years ago, when they began their recruitment career.
5) Recruitment tools are continually evolving
Technology has revolutionised the world of recruitment. Tools like LinkedIn have made it easier to be more proactive and find the best candidates for your clients. Digital platforms are making it much easier to make initial contact before talking to people and building relationships. The increased use of platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams to host meetings in a remote working environment also makes it easier than ever before to connect with clients.
6) You can be innovative
While there are some formulaic aspects to recruitment, the most successful people in the industry think outside of the box. Innovative thinking helps you stand out from your competitors, gives you access to the best candidates and in turn provides a better service to the client. Not only that but it is extremely rewarding and keeps you on your toes.
7) The competition is exciting
You are constantly competing in the recruitment industry. Whether it’s between industry competitors to fill the client’s job, or between your colleagues for the kudos of being the best, it’s easy to get a kick out of the competition. Friendly competition certainly motivates recruiters and makes them strive to do the best job they can.
If you are looking to build a career with a fast track to success, like interacting with people and don’t mind friendly competition, then recruitment could be the career choice for you.
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