Rebecca Thompson careers, recruitment, South Africa...
Our newest recruit, Courtney Bald, is currently training to be a recruitment consultant. Courtney has moved all the way from South Africa to work with us. We are always looking to expand and grow our team, so Courtney has put together some FAQ’s she is regularly asked to help people who may be thinking about working in recruitment.
1. What is it like being a recruitment consultant?
If you work hard and put in the effort you reap what you sow, and that is never truer than in this industry. If you are a target driven, self-motivated individual who is determined to succeed in a sales-based environment – recruitment is for you.
2. What skills do you need to work in recruitment?
As a recruitment consultant there are a few key characteristics you need to have to be successful these include; focus, determination, the passion to succeed and resilience.
3. What are the benefits of working in recruitment?
There is really no limit to your earnings potential, if you put the work in! Here at Nexus Legal we have weekly competitions and ‘deal meals’ at the end of each month if we meet our targets. This normally consists of a fancy restaurant in the heart of Manchester and drinks afterwards. There is also the option of international travel if we meet our yearly KPI’s, which is something you wouldn’t get in a normal 9-5 office job!
4. What is relocation like since you have done it yourself recently?
I have recently moved from South Africa to the UK, I have found that keeping busy and throwing myself into work has been the easiest way to cope. I have always wanted to move abroad and knowing that I am living my dream has made it easier to handle the changes. If moving abroad is something you plan on doing and has been something you’ve always wanted to do, go into it with a positive mindset. Having a friendly and helpful recruitment consultant helping you along the way just makes the process that much easier.
5. Why use a recruitment consultant?
Recruiters can help you in several ways, whether you are moving locally or relocating to another country recruiters often have more information about the market place, they know who is hiring, when they are hiring and how often they hire. Recruiters usually know about firms in an area that you wouldn’t have thought of or know about. Recruiters can help in your job search from start to finish.