How To Get Into Recruitment (and why would you want to?)

What is Recruitment?

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Getting into recruitment is not as hard as you might think.

In House vs Agency Roles

In-House (or employer side)

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If you choose in house recruitment it’s likely you will spend a great deal of time interviewing potential candidates.

Recruitment Consultant (Agency Side)

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Recruitment agencies are often a more vibrant atmosphere to work in than in-house, which often sits within HR.

How to Land Your First Job in a Recruitment Agency

Communication Skills

Sales Skills

Telephone Skills

Young recruiter celebrating making her first placement
Nothing beats the feeling of making your first placement.

Why Recruiters Love Their Jobs

  • High earning potential is often achievable without a degree
  • Success is measurable
  • You feel the reward for your hard work in each paycheque
  • Freedom to prioritise your workload, as long as you get the job done
  • Learn valuable transferable skills
  • Potential for fast career growth
  • You get to talk to a variety of interesting people every day
  • It’s a fast-paced environment which helps time at work pass quickly
  • You get a buzz you feel every time you place a candidate in their ideal job
  • No two days are the same
  • Every day, you have the opportunity to change someone’s in a positive way
  • It can satisfy your competitive tendencies
  • You really get to feel the impact of the effort you put into your work
  • There are often extra perks for hitting your targets, such as holidays or nights out

A Few Final Thoughts on How to Get Into Recruitment




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