When people think of changing their career, usually recruitment isn’t the first thing that enters their mind. The vast majority of recruiting consultants seem to have “fallen” into their career by chance.
However, a change of career into recruitment can be both an exciting and a rewarding prospect. Many of the consultants here in Morgan McKinley had vastly different careers before recruitment but have never looked back.
Top three characteristics of a recruiter:
Communication - In recruitment there is an element of sales and customer services. You need to be able to converse with both clients and candidates regularly and be a people orientated person
Strong Individual - You also need to be driven, motivated and possess a positive can-do attitude. You need to be able to work within a team environment as there are deadlines and targets to be met. It's not just a case of having conversations with people. You have to be both likeable and tenacious.
Organised – Organisation, time management and prioritisation skills are key as you will be working with multiple roles, clients and candidates at the same time.
Recruitment is a competitive, busy and target orientated working environment but is a very rewarding job. I changed from working in accountancy to recruitment and I really enjoy the fast paced and people orientated nature of the job. I really take pride in helping professionals follow their desired career path and their satisfaction really motivates me to do a good job for both client and candidate.
So if you think a career in recruitment could be for you please send in your CV today and if this article doesn’t convince you maybe this phrase from Barack Obama will:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
― Barack Obama