If you’ve recently graduated or are graduating from university this year, you are probably starting to think more seriously about your career options. You might be attending recruitment and job fairs, researching options and talking to lots of people who will be keen to get you on board. Faced with so many options it can be quite daunting knowing which way to go.
Choosing the right organisation and role that is going to offer you a career with prospects, where you can develop your natural skillset and grow isn’t easy! The recruitment industry is one industry that is continuing to flourish, not only looking for top talent in the markets they are working, but also to add to their own teams. As such a career in recruitment has much to offer graduates:
Here are 8 reasons why graduates are choosing a career in recruitment:
- Personal development:
Recruitment agencies recognise their staff are central to the success of their business and invest in coaching, mentoring and personal development.
Recruitment is a consultative process where you will be working on behalf of 2 customers; client and candidate. Aiming to find the perfect candidate for your client, you will develop excellent communication and negotiating skills acting as a consultant to both parties. Recruitment doesn’t require you to have any particular qualifications or degree and you can enter from various routes; at Robertson Bell we offer a full training programme which includes market leading sales training and market/industry training via the Robertson Bell Academy. (For information on how to join the academy email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Career progression:
Recruitment is an industry where those that succeed can progress quickly to senior positions and management.
- Reward structure:
The more successful you are at delivering recruitment solutions for clients and candidates the greater your rewards. Recruitment is a sales environment, and as such typically includes a commission structure and incentives to reward good performance.
- A varied work day:
No two days are ever the same and you will need to become an expert at prioritising your work load. On any day you could be out and about, meeting with clients, interviewing new candidates, resourcing candidates from the office, negotiating contracts, talking to clients and candidates or networking at an event.
A chance to be part of a team and make life-long friendships.
You will have a large degree of autonomy in the role and be able to run your own desk.
- Contractual benefits – recruitment firms offer excellent contractual benefits such as:
Health cover with benefits
Gym membership discounts
Share option scheme
These are just a few of the benefits of becoming a recruiter.
To get a better insight into the role, and how it can benefit you, read about how it has shaped the careers of some of our graduate recruitment consultants:
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