Considering a career as a Recruitment Consultant
Unsure what to do when you finish university? Have you explored the idea of becoming a Recruitment Consultant? This article highlights some of the rewards this career can offer graduates.
What does it take to become a Recruitment Consultant?
Recruitment is essentially a sales role. However, instead of selling a product or service you’ll find yourself selling people to people. This had led many to say recruitment is the toughest sales role around, although many in the industry would agree that it’s the unpredictability of dealing with people that makes the job so rewarding.
Your main responsibility as a Recruitment Consultant is finding suitable employees for vacant roles in your assigned industry. You’ll do this by advertising your roles, networking and headhunting. Building relationships with your clients is also necessary as it allows you to better understand their recruitment needs. Another part of your role will be to interview and screen candidates so you can match them the right job. Providing guidance on salary and how to prepare for interviews is another part of this process.
Recruitment is a fast paced role. It often requires you to find highly-specialist candidates at a moment’s notice. All whilst competing against other consultancies. Recruiters typically work late (till around 7:30pm) and sometimes weekends. This is because the very best candidates tend to be in a job already and can only be contacted outside of standard office hours. However, recruiters do take home a sizable percentage of their basic salary in commission. The role is performance based – the more candidates you place, the more money you take home.
In recruitment no two days are the same. It’s a career that rewards hard work and incentivises success. If you’re looking for a fun and fast-paced career with a chance to earn uncapped commission and clear routes to career progression, recruitment could be for you.
This blog post has been provided by Venturi Group, one of the UK’s best specialist IT recruitment agencies. Venturi recruits technology professionals for roles in London, Germany and New York City. It also produces educational podcasts and blogs on a variety of technical disciplines.
Venturi’s head office is based in Wilmslow, Cheshire. It also has offices in New York City and Germany.
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