Why should you choose recruitment as a career?

Are you a recent graduate or someone who feels unfulfilled in your current line of work? Recruitment could be what you are looking for! What are some of the reasons why people choose recruitment as a career?

  1. Reap the financial rewards

The obvious one you always hear people shouting about is the money! It’s not unknown that many recruitment companies offer uncapped commission schemes with the potential to earn and much money as the effort you put in, there is no limit…One of our top billers was able to buy her own house just two years after she graduated with the money she was earning! Whatever it is that you’re saving up for, recruitment is one of the best ways to make that money fast and secure yourself financial independence.

  1. Progression Opportunities

A successful recruiter can quickly climb the career ladder. There are clear targets set out for each promotion from trainee or team leads to director levels. Recruitment companies will invest in their staff to develop them into great business leaders and the great thing about it is they really do want you to succeed!

Your development and progression are solely reliant on your performance. What does that mean? It means you don’t have to wait for someone to leave for you to jump in, once you’ve hit targets you will see that promotion. Your hard work is rewarded! Sounds good right?

  1. You never know what the day will bring

Recruitment is a fast-paced industry and each day can be different. Whether you’re doing Business Development, strengthening current account relationships, out on meetings or client events. Being in recruitment gives you the ability to develop your entrepreneurial flare and build your portfolio of clients!

  1. Transferable skills are endless!

There are a variety of skills that can be gained working in recruitment just to name a few…

  • Sales
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Account management
  • Resilience
  • Marketing and social media
  • Presentations
  • Administration
  • Time management and the ability to meet targets and deadlines
  1. The challenge

People who have worked in the industry will say that recruitment is like a roll coaster. Throughout your career you will face a variety of challenges such as breaking through the barriers to build relationships with that top client you’ve always want to work with, closing that golden candidate who has 5 other offers on the table or finding the ‘Purple Unicorn’ of a candidate to match an impossible job specification.

You will need to be fairly resilient, a self-starter and have strong communication skills and any good recruitment organisation will provide you with the training and tools to deal with these challenges.

I’m sure any recruiter will tell you the experiences they have been through and the challenges they’ve faced but they will also tell you how great it feels when you overcome them! The satisfaction you will gain when you’ve partnered up someone with their dream job and helped one of your clients build their team in order to develop their business.

  1. The people

Now we may be sounding biased here, but within recruitment you get to work with the best people! You get people coming from all walks of life. They may have just graduated from University from various degrees, artists, engineers, law backgrounds but they’ve all come together and share the same goals. They’re hardworking, passionate, striving for the best and are constantly trying to better themselves.

Not have you gained some awesome colleagues, you get the opportunity to work with some really exciting clients and big names in your industry! You’re creating exciting partnerships sometimes working alongside CEO’s, CTO’s and Directors helping their business to flourish.

  1. Perks, perks and more perks

Earning potential aside…recruitment is often seen as an industry that typically work longer hours and the consultants work immensely hard and therefore your time and effort will not go unrecognised. The rewards will differ slightly from company to company, but generally these incentives will include all-expensed holidays in the sun to 5* lunches and generally a more social view on work/life balance to ensure your hard-work is rewarded.

If you are interested in finding what a career in recruitment could look like for you, get in touch with Becky Lewis our Internal Recruitment Manager and send an updated CV to b.lewis@ioassociates.co.uk for a confidential chat about what PRG could do for you.