- 1st September 2014
First role in recruitment – what can you expect?!
A career in recruitment can offer a fantastic range of challenges and great satisfaction, if you can master it. Throughout your time in recruitment, you will learn a variety of skills and take on a range of tasks.
Training and support
If you are new to recruitment, it is important to make sure you have access to the right tools so you have the best possible chance of success. Training, development and mentoring (both practical and classroom based) ensure you’re not thrown in at the deep end. You will be shown how to operate successfully, and trained to have the skills to stay focused and succeed.
Recruitment involves attracting business from client companies by using sales and business development techniques. Be prepared to be extremely focused on building client relationships – picking up the phone, sending emails and even going to visit them are major parts of the role.
Selling opportunities to candidates can often be overlooked but it is a vital part of the recruitment process. If you don’t have any candidates you won’t make any placements, so make sure you don’t neglect them.
Fridays in recruitment can be pretty exciting, but not for the reason you may think. By 4 o’clock Friday you will know how successful your week has been. You may feel exhausted but that feeling often means results! Time In recruitment, it can take time for you to really succeed, but, if you’re willing to put in hard work then the benefits will be worth it in the long run. The key is not to give up, once you start seeing the results, you know all your hard work has paid off.