Is recruitment a good graduate job?
When you’re finally out of full-time education, you could be faced with all sorts of options for your future career and very little idea for where you want to end up. There’s so many things to consider at this time: do you want a job with a lot of variety? A job with great earning potential? Progression opportunities? Benefits? Challenges? Development? The chance to help other people progress their own lives?
How about all of the above?
Recruitment can be a challenging and rewarding career that gives you the chance to meet and work with new people all the time, finding out what drives them and helping them make the next steps in their own career. It gives you the chance to build relationships with clients, learning about different industries that they work in and putting that knowledge to use.
And it gives you the chance to be in charge of your own career progression and benefit from a graduate job that will let you move quickly into leadership roles.
Have you considered a career in recruitment yet?
What does a recruiter do?
Recruitment is a multi-faceted role that will challenge you by calling on your skills as a marketer, networker, problem solver, interview, negotiator and sales professional.
At Amoria Bond our consultants are 360 recruiters, meaning that each person is responsible for the full process from identifying new opportunities to partnering with a client to finding the right candidate and advising all parties throughout.
Most importantly, you’re supporting both candidates and clients, matching up people with the right skills, experience and personality to the needs of the company and ensuring that everyone’s happy before, during and after the placement.
It will be your job to find candidates for jobs which sometimes require very niche skills. You’ll have to build your own network of professionals suited to different types of roles, so you can quickly locate the right person for your client.
Recruitment is a business development role, so yes you will work with targets. But in the end it is a people business. After all, people buy from people! So building relationships is important, as is communicating, openness and learning as much as you can to fully understand your clients’ and candidates’ needs.
What opportunities are there?
Following the Covid-19 pandemic, opportunities are growing and skilled professionals are highly in demand. That means there’s a huge opportunity for talented recruitment consultants to support companies seeking new people and professionals looking for new work.
Recruitment consultants play a major role on the market, so this is a great time to get into the industry and start building your profile.
As a recruitment consultant at Amoria Bond, you can benefit from our award-winning training and development programme, including our “10 steps to the top” career progression plan which offers individualised progression routes that allow you to reach your full potential. You may be starting out as a graduate, but with our supportive, coaching led culture you can quickly rise to a senior position.
What are the benefits?
Recruitment is well known for great benefits, starting with:
The chance to finally make some money might be the most important thing to you in a graduate job, and recruitment can certainly deliver. In addition to a competitive starting salary there are financial incentives including commissions and bonuses available for performing well. The more successful you are and the harder you work, the better the rewards are.
At Amoria Bond our commission structure is uncapped and our salaries are some of the highest on the market, so you can very soon be making enough to live your best life.
- Progression opportunities
Recruitment rewards those who perform well in more than just money – if you can regularly hit your targets you’ll find yourself moving quickly into a senior leadership role.
At Amoria Bond we take this one step further. Progression is at the core of everything we do, so we work with you to develop your own career progression plan and offer you the best training and development to help you achieve this. 90% of our leadership team started as trainees, which proves the effectiveness of our award-winning programme. Join us and who knows where you’ll end up.
Want to sit at a desk performing the same task day in, day out? Then recruitment may not be for you. As a recruitment consultant your day could involve sales meetings with clients, negotiating contract rates, interviewing candidates, marketing your latest opportunity, advising contractors or finalising a deal. There’s a huge range of roles you need to play and a massive number of people you need to meet and communicate with every day.
And at Amoria Bond there’s also training built into your day to day responsibilities, giving you the chance to continuously learn and develop yourself while you work.
- Other benefits
Beyond the varied work, the commission and the chances to learn, there are a wide range of perks offered to recruiters that make the job more fun and more beneficial to your future career.
At Amoria Bondinclude uncapped commission, a £500 allowance for personal development, company cars and phones, a free book each month, opportunities to support the community with charity events and volunteer days, a management incentive scheme, religious holiday swap and a monthly lunch club for our top performers, plus much more.
Is recruitment right for me?
There are a lot of benefits to working in recruitment, but it is also very challenging. To be successful you need to be positive, independent, flexible and determined. Top performers work long hours and go above and beyond for their clients and candidates. They’re self-motivated and competitive, always pushing to hit or even exceed their targets.
But for those that can thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced, always-changing, competitive environment, the work can be extremely satisfying and the rewards are plentiful.
If all of the above sounds good to you, then recruitment might be the perfect graduate job for you, and there is no better place to start than Amoria Bond.
We’ve been recognised by every industry awards body as the best recruitment company to work for, we’re one of the fastest growing companies in Europe and we’ve won more than 75 accolades. Joinus today to progress your own life and the lives of others.
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