You can be born to be a doctor or to teach, even accountants and electricians have a career rolled out before them, but how many of us were born to RECRUIT?
It’s an industry that most top billers will admit they “fell into” and then found their feet, where it probably didn’t appear on their career aspiration checklist at school.
How do you know Recruitment is for you?
You know what makes people tick
The best recruiters have a way of reading people, they have to cut through the daily theatrics of candidates, gatekeepers, and decision makers. From the personal upselling and embellishment on CVs to the erratic objection handling of clients. Recruiters need to know more than simply what a client wants, they need to know what it is they’re missing, what it is they really need and hasn’t entered their brief.
You can influence people
Whether it’s charisma, diplomacy, your verbosity, or a forceful sales approach, you have a way of convincing people.
You can see the future
It would help if you could, so you could foresee a late night email pulling out of tomorrow’s interview, or the absence of a decision maker due to a freak illness. You need to anticipate the objections and prepare solutions before they fester into problems. At its core, recruitment is about building a pipeline and nurturing your network so that you’re not just recruiting for today but planning for tomorrow, and that means foreseeing all the problems that have yet to happen.
You can roll with the punches
Throw a quick search into Google and you’ll be met with a torrent of reasons why recruiters need a thick skin. Despite saving businesses significant money and headaches and furthering people’s careers, they usually receive silent thank yous and function as a verbal boxing bag when things go awry. It’s not a career for sensitivity or shrinking violets but for those that can weather the daily phone routine and KPI driven environment, recruitment can be hugely rewarding.
You have an intense drive
It’s a career that has highs and lows like few others, and when nobody is answering your calls and the candidates just refuse to match up, you need something deep within to motivate you through the difficult months.
When you hit 20 deals in a month and your boss then asks how we hit 21 next month, you need a motivation behind it all to keep you going. It helps if you like buying yourself and your family nice things, holidays to hot countries and an environment that might ask for hard graft, but rewards it well and from which you get huge job satisfaction.
Up for the challenge? Contact us One to One Recruitment www.one-to-one-recruitment.co.uk to start your career in Recruitment now….01904 769142