Recruitment – you either love it or hate it. Whilst some find it an exciting and exhilarating career choice, others just simply aren’t cut out for it. With such opposite ends of the scale, it’s best to do your research before deciding whether this role is for you.
Here, we help by providing a handy list of the pros and cons of recruitment.
Pro 1: Rewarding
Recruitment is rewarding in every sense of the word. Performance-related bonuses mean you’ll get paid for every ounce of effort you put in. Plus, you’ll have the power to not just achieve your targets, but exceed them.
But it’s not just about financial success. Every time a role is filled, you’ll feel fulfilled personally too. This combination of benefits leads to an incredibly high level of job satisfaction, especially because many generally enjoy their role.
Pro 2: Social connections
If you like meeting and talking to people, then recruitment is the job for you. Being ‘too’ energetic or confident really is never a problem! It’s all about building relationships and making meaningful connections every single day.
Whatever role you’re helping to recruit for, it will be life-changing for those involved. It’s exciting to be part of such change. And, to achieve the right connections, networking is required so you’ll often attend a few fun events!
Pro 3: Life-changing
Recruitment isn’t just about sales. It’s about finding that perfect candidate and client match. You’re not just a playing a part in transforming someone else’s life. You can also revolutionise your own.
There can often be travel opportunities too – sometimes even outside the UK. In some agencies, you’ll have the chance to change the whole landscape of your career in ways you wouldn’t have thought possible before.
Pro 4: Growth
A great recruitment consultancy will give you the opportunity to both develop and progress. You’ll always be working towards a goal, rather than feeling like your daily tasks aren’t contributing to the bigger picture.
This is often delivered by continuous training and development, as well as support and encouragement from the team. Recruitment allows you to build on your entrepreneurial skills and progression is limitless.
Con 1: Pressure
If someone tells you that anyone can be a recruiter, they’re lying. It’s tough, with a lot of hard work and long hours involved. Not to mention, it’s competitive. Whilst some people thrive off the thrill, others simply don’t.
So, consider whether you can really hack the fast-paced nature. Being first on the phone, playing the long game and reaping the rewards later, and doing what it takes to reach targets – that’s truly what a recruitment role entails.
Con 2: Frustrating
A good recruiter needs to be prepared for disappointment and failure. Clients or candidates might not respond and phone sales can be a time-consuming, laborious task. And, you might come across individuals who waste your time.
Unfortunately, there may be situations where businesses or candidates don’t want to work with you or the consultancy. You will have to be prepared for rejection. Ultimately, you need to work hard for what you want.
Con 3: Reputation
Recruiters have a bad reputation, and you might meet people who expect you to be unreliable, lacking adequate knowledge, or uncaring. But the reality is, whilst there are some recruiters out there like that, it’s certainly not all recruiters.
James Gray Recruitment are the different ones. We bridge this gap in the market – putting integrity at the forefront, and focusing on long-lasting relationships. Not only do our candidates and clients benefit, but also our internal team.
On top of getting one of the best bonus structures in recruitment and annual incentive trips, you’ll receive the exhilaration of filling placements and daily improvement. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your abilities by building up your own personal desk and ‘mini-business’.
This truly is your chance to work with the best in the construction and engineering sector, in an incredibly vibrant environment. The advantages don’t end there either. Discover by getting in touch on 0141 404 3454.