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The life of a recruitment consultant

by Adam Rouse | 9 December 2014

There are lot of people out there that think that becoming a recruitment consultant means easy money, a doss, a career with no prior experience or a stop-gap! In fact many people who start a career in recruitment leave the industry because it takes a certain individual to be successful. Recruitment is a highly competitive results-based industry which is why only the determined will be successful. Recruiters are not only target focussed, but are extremely dedicated to sourcing talent for clients whilst positively impacting the livelihood of candidates. 

So why become a recruitment consultant? 

If you are looking for an easy career, then becoming a recruitment consultant is not for you. Get it right and it's the best job in the world, every day is different and provides endless challenges and opportunities. 

Some of the benefits:

  • This is a career where your earning potential is uncapped. The harder you work, and the more effort you put in, the more money you will earn
  • Excellent career prospects with opportunities to progress to director level positions
  • Developing long term relationship with influential professionals that will help you throughout your career.

So what makes a good recruitment consultant?

To be a solid consultant, you need an in-depth understanding of your market, your candidates and your clients. You need to be a good listener and more importantly hear what is said and react on your findings. You need the confidence to impart your market knowledge on your audience, and you need to invest time in your trade. You need to be self-motivated and up for it, every day, every week, every month - come rain or shine.

The company you work with is also a key fact on whether you will be successful or not. A good company believes in its staff, the service offering, and they know they make a positive difference. They will support you through good and bad, and offer you all the training and resources to build a business and the time in which to deliver it.  Finally, they will reward you in line with your effort.

In summary, good recruiting is an essential service, offered to candidates and clients. It's a worthwhile career that has endless boundaries. It's a fun and positive role that should be rewarded for those that deliver results!

Looking for a career in recruitment:

Sellick Partnership are growing and looking for new talent from all over the country! With offices nationwide, we want to nuture the strongest candidates to become the best they can be.

If you feel that you have what it takes and are focused on taking your career to the next level then contact our Internal talent acquisition Manager, Debra Kaba on 0161 8341642 or e-mail debbie.kaba@sellickpartnership.co.uk.