A lot of people might look at recruitment and think that it is not for them, but for the people who have chosen recruitment as their career it can offer one of the most varied, valuable and fulfilling positions.
They experienced how working in recruitment fuelled their personal and professional development and can positively impact their candidates’ and clients’ lives.
We asked a few of our recruitment professionals what they enjoy most about their job.
Take a look and be inspired!
- 1. Positively impact people’s lives
- For a recruiter, there is nothing more rewarding than finding the right job for the right person. That's why they strive to identify and understand their clients’ and candidates’ needs to put forward the perfect candidate for the role. In the end recruiters make a difference not only to the candidates and the clients they work with but also to the economy and the cultural make-up of the workplace.
- 2. Work with a diverse customer base
- Recruitment is all about building and maintaining business relationships with clients and candidates irrespective of their background. This means you will be working with people from different countries and cultures. Working with a diverse customer base is what makes the work of a recruiter so unique and exciting. It also constantly opens up new business opportunities as you work with organisations of all sizes, get to know your market inside and out and become a specialist in what you do.
- 3. Develop on a personal and professional level
- As a recruiter no two days will ever be the same. Your role consists of various different aspects, including business development, managing client relationships and key accounts, building your own client portfolio and identifying qualified candidates who meet your clients’ needs. You will find yourself in new situations every day which is why you continuously develop your sales and negotiation skills, build an entrepreneurial way of working and broaden your market knowledge.
- 4. Embrace great career opportunities
- Most of recruitment professionals have a very attractive payment scheme which reflects your performance and puts your success in your own hands. You will also be provided with great opportunities to progress in your career. For example, many of SThree’s management and board members started with SThree at an entry level position and moved up to where they are today. If you are self-motivated and love working with candidates and clients, then this career path offers you everything you need to succeed.
- 5. Be an expert at what you do
- Recruiters are experts in their industry and market and can therefore help their candidates and clients reach their professional goals or business objectives as well as increase their chance of getting the right job or talent. As experts in their field, they advise both clients and candidates on recruiting trends, salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities. They always strive to stay up to date on market trends, new technologies and recruiting tools.
- To sum it all up, a recruiter's job is exciting, varied and rewarding. It enables you to excel on a personal and professional level, in a way not many careers would allow you to do.
- To underpin this statement we asked Sarah Bovy, Senior Recruiter at SThree's specialist brand Real Staffing in Brussels, about her top 3 reasons of being a recruiter.
- “Firstly, I like the fact that we have a huge impact on people's lives. As a recruiter for permanent contracts, we always need to dig deep to find out what motivates our candidates. But once you've identified their motivation you are in a position to offer them the opportunity of a life-time.
- My candidates also influence the respective market. Especially in the Pharma Market, I know that the person I place will have a strategic influence on their company's business and sometimes even on the whole industry.
- Last but not least, I love how this job impacts my personal development. Working with people who are more experienced than I am helped me evolve very quickly. There are not many jobs out there where, after only 2 years working experience, you find yourself on your own in a one-to-one meeting with the CEO of a big organisation negotiating an agreement for a future collaboration.“
This article has been put together by Monika Bobrowska, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant in Belgium. Find out more about recruitment and our most recent job opportunities here.