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Have you considered a career in recruitment? Here's what you can expect

Tom Jones
26/04/16
Recruitment is one of the fastest growing careers in the 21st century, driven by rising demand for quality among the world’s businesses, both big and small.

The sector is known for attracting graduates and experienced sales professionals alike, so if you’re thinking of moving into the rapidly evolving recruitment market, here’s what you can expect:

1. You'll be working in a sales oriented environment
Recruitment is most definitely a type of sales, although the major difference is that you are selling people rather than a product or service.

With this in mind, you should expect a fast paced, target based environment that’s both fun and challenging. You can be sure that no two days will ever be the same.

2. You may have to cold call to win business
From time to time you should expect to be involved in a cold-calling project in order to win new business. This will normally involve giving businesses a quick phone call to introduce yourself and what you can do for them.

3. Candidate generation will be vital
In order to ensure your recruitment organisation wins the job, you should expect to spend a great deal of your day finding the great talent.

Whether you do this via social media platforms like LinkedIn, head hunting or searching through your database, you will be matching candidates to job descriptions and submitting your best professionals.

4. You will have to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
There’s no doubt that you will be given KPIs that should be met every month. Ensuring you meet your targets and land your job-seekers with those high-paying roles will be key to achieving this.

5. Get your suit ready to deliver those pitches
Delivering pitches to new clients is a huge part of your job as a successful recruiter, so dust off your best suit and get prepared. In order to win big business from those that are constantly recruiting for the next best talent, you need to impress them.

6. You're sure to be rewarded
The largest benefit of joining the recruitment sector is you’re sure to reap the rewards of your success. And rather than simply hearing your boss say “well done”, you’ll likely receive commission, additional training and career development incentives.

Are you ready?
Now that you’re aware of what to expect from a career in recruitment, it’s important that you ensure you have the skills needed to succeed in this sector.

For example, are you confident and do you understand the art of persuasion? Because trust us, you’re going to need both.

If you feel you have the resilience, confidence and communication skills required to join the competitive field of recruitment, consider the roles that may suit you.

If you are interested in roles working for Capita IT Resourcing please visit our work for us pages or contact Tom Jones at tom.jones@capita.co.uk

Read our related blog: Top tips to answer 5 of the most common interview questions
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