Like a lot of people, after working in a number of different roles both here in Ireland and abroad, I was unsure what career path I was looking to go down.
A conversation with a good friend of mine introduced me to recruitment.
The idea of effectively running my own desk, the opportunity to progress quickly and the earning potential really appealed to me and I knew that if I made the phone calls, put in the hours and worked hard I could quite quickly reap the rewards. These are just a few of the questions I get asked from those interested in a career in recruitment:
Unlike some other jobs, I knew that recruitment was going to be a meritocratic environment and if I worked hard I could climb the career ladder very quickly and maximize my earning potential. I also enjoy the thrill of closing a deal - not just because you know that it has put a bit of money in your pocket, but because it is exciting! The fact that you have won the business, found a candidate, taken them through the interview process and they have accepted the job gives you enormous satisfaction.
Working in the recruitment industry is not simply about matching candidates to jobs based on academic achievements or to fit in with the hours a temp can work - oh no! Being a good recruitment consultant means juggling a number of skills, both professional and personable - in order to build a rapport and expertly assign the most suitable candidate to your client, in order to build a strong and trusting, mutually respected relationship with your clients.
Here at Morgan McKinley we invest heavily in training and development and will provide support to you throughout your career. Our offices are all superbly equipped and considered some of the best in the industry. We’ve created a fun, energised, informal atmosphere focused on results.
The environment is extremely fast-paced, dynamic and certainly not for everyone. You may have to pick up the phone and speak to an MD of a company and everyone in the office can here you, and you cannot be fazed by it. If you are shy and get embarrassed easily then you won't enjoy recruitment. However, if you like working in a vibrant, target driven atmosphere and have a confident personality then I would recommend a career in recruitment.
If you are competitive, money motivated and are prepared to work hard to progress quickly then recruitment will offer you a career that you will enjoy. Its hard work, the hours can be long and it can be frustrating at times, but nothing beats the thrill of placing a candidate in a job they wanted, the client is happy they have secured their services and you can walk away with a hefty commission in your pocket!
If you think a career in recruitment might be just the area you'd like to explore then please get in contact with our Talent Aquisition Specialist today.