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5 Reasons Why You Should Work in Recruitment

10 May 2016


Are you ambitious? Competitive? Influential?

Recruitment is one of the fastest growing and most competitive sectors within UK business, presenting a multitude of opportunities. It’s an incredibly rewarding career both personally and financially, offering an attractive career path if you’re an ambitious, driven person. It gives you the opportunity to work within a social environment with like-minded, driven and confident individuals. Essentially, you become an ‘agent of commercial success’ as businesses rely on leading talent to drive their business forward.

If you’re considering entering the dynamic and fast-paced world of recruitment but haven’t quite made up your mind, read our 5 reasons why you should take this career path…

1. Financial Rewards

Financial rewards may seem like an obvious reason to enter the world of recruitment. The earning potential from commission and bonuses speaks for itself if you’re talented, hardworking and deliver exceptional results. As most of your salary will be based around generous, uncapped-commission schemes, there tends to be a direct correlation between the amount of work you put in and the size of that pay cheque.

2. Entrepreneurial

Recruitment enables you to make your mark, building relationships at all levels alongside a reputation within and outside of your network. If you enjoy a challenge, have the drive to figure out solutions for your potential clients and candidates and aren’t afraid of encountering setbacks, recruitment could be your calling.

3. International Opportunities

Many global recruitment firms, such as Oliver James Associates, offer clear career progression and international mobility opportunities for talented professionals who deliver excellent results. Working overseas can broaden your skillsets, enabling you to learn invaluable transferable skills plus gain in-depth industry knowledge within an alternative market. You may even end up leading an overseas operation if you prove yourself!

4. Fast Track Career Progression

You will get out as much as you put in and will have a direct influence over your career progression and salary (not something most industries can boast about!) which will either excite or terrify you. With recruitment being a targeted role, you’ll need to meet these targets (whether they’re daily, weekly or monthly) in the form of KPIs and billings in order to earn consistent commission and bonuses. The meritocracy of recruitment means those who put in the most work will be rewarded not only financially, but professionally too, with a faster-route to promotion.

5. Variety of the Job

The recruitment industry offers the opportunity to learn both invaluable transferable skills and in-depth industry knowledge. It’s likely that you’ll work in a niche sector where you’ll come to understand the sheer complexities of certain markets whilst working with industry influencers. You’ll be a valuable source to your clients/candidates whilst managing the many components of the role. Networking, offering career guidance to candidates, devising innovative resourcing solutions for clients, attending client meetings and researching show the great variety of daily tasks within recruitment.

If you’re interested in a rewarding international recruitment career with exceptional, industry-leading coaching, international opportunities, deeply rooted vision, core values and outstanding benefits, join Oliver James Associates Hong Kong.  

Get in touch today with Jessica Schwier, Head of Internal Recruitment +44 (0)161 8307836

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