The Recruitment Industry is commonly misunderstood, there have been numerous occasions where I have been asked; what do you do again, followed by why do you do it?
Yes, agreed Recruitment can be an emotional rollercoaster as you are faced with daily knock backs when candidates cancel interviews or when you think you have the deal in the bag and the company offers another applicant.
However, there are so many positives including the earnings and multiple career paths in which to progress.
These are some of the aspects that have kept me in the industry for getting on for 10 years;
The first one has to be the buzz you get from making your first placement and then every placement following that. You never grow tired of the satisfaction you get from securing someone their dream job and of course the impact the commission has on your personal earnings. If you pick the right environment for you; even just walking into the office on a daily basis with like-minded people in your team who have all have the “will to win” can give you a buzz.
You can earn a lot! Recruitment is one of the few industries where you really are a master of your own destiny and that includes your earnings. You are almost running your own mini business as you can negotiate higher fees, the commission is uncapped, and the list of other incentives such as holidays and bonuses seems endless.
Alongside working with great people, you are also getting exposure to them from all walks of life. When you speak to candidates and clients; one day you could be talking to some one in the thick of the environment giving you the insight from a shop floor perspective and the next day you could be speaking to a business owner talking you though the vision and tactics of a multi national business.
You can gain exceptional knowledge of the market, from salaries and skills availability, to candidate expectations and the state of the market. The role gives you such a wider view of the whole economy and the effects of government and business policies.
The skills that you gain from recruitment are not also insightful but also transferable across a multitude of roles. When venturing into recruitment I would have never have thought that I would be gaining so much knowledge and learning about key theories such as Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, Situational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence.
So now do you think that there is a lot more to Recruitment than meets the eye?
If you are keen to find out more and potentially look at working for us here at Pioneer Selection then call Clare Cazaly on 07748156985 to discuss the next step in your career.