Here’s an interview I recently did with a new consultant to the recruitment industry.
What attracted you to the recruitment industry?
I have a passion for sales and customer service, I initially did some research to join these sectors,
ultimately I understand the difficulty of finding a job, it's my goal now to help people find employment and to network with people.
What skills did you identify you needed and how did you source them?
After doing extensive research online I initially wanted to be trained one on one, not via a webinar where I had no access to speak to the trainer during the session. I came across The Recruitment Training Company. Being trained one on one was something I was highly interested in, It could potentially help me find a role in both sales & customer service as a recruitment consultant.
What was your job search like – both good and bad points?
I found the search quite interesting - learning from job ads having interviews and learning from each one of them, the only difficulty I had was quite a few recruitment companies look for experienced recruitment consultants which was quite frustrating. It's a chasing game - keep looking and it will find you.
Who was most helpful in your job search and why (don’t need to give names)?
The most helpful was my recruitment trainer and where I'm currently working now they gave me the chance to learn and gather information to go out and seek new clients and speak to candidates on a day to day basis. I was able to prove that I'm honest, reliable and very enthusiastic about the recruitment industry.
Was recruitment what you expected...?
After doing some research and learning the ropes of recruitment yes it was what i was expected.
Why/ Why not?
From learning to being practical is just another level you need to come to terms with.
What advice would you give someone wanting to come into the recruitment industry?
Make sure to be passionate, enthusiastic and have control of each situation. Time management is a big key here, It’s just like you are running your own business - it takes time to build a desk from scratch, keep building relationships with both clients and candidates and you can’t go wrong.
If you want to be the best recruiter you can be, contact me to find out how I can help.