Trainee Recruiters - What is Recruitment? Various locations
|Salary: £18000 - £22000/annum + commission, training etc
|Posted: 5 months ago
|Contact Name: CV-Library
Harrison Sands are the leading Rec 2 Rec based in the North of England. We operate UK wide covering various locations such as; Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, London, Midlands & The South Coast.
As a recruitment agency we work completely as a team so we can make sure we are giving our candidates every option we can.
I am on the hunt for candidates looking to start their career in recruitment. The question we get is - What is recruitment? I wanted to write an advert explaining exactly what the role will entail as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant in your first year and what to expect - the good, the bad and the ugly!
What is the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?
You will be taught how to become a 360 (full cycle) Recruitment Consultant. This will involve being taught how to build your own database of clients (businesses/companies) and candidates (Job Seekers) - the most exciting thing about this is it's like running your own business within a business. You will be building your knowledge within a specialist market sector (I will put below the different sectors we recruit into) and become a specialist within that market.
What sectors can you recruit into?
The most confusing thing about starting your career in recruitment is, where do you start? What sectors do what? Am I going to be able to understand certain terminologies? The answer is yes! It takes perseverance but, the key is to know you are never going to be an expert entirely but to understand the basics of the roles you recruit for and be confident. Over time you will build your confidence up!
Market Sectors we recruit for;
Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology
Commercial, Industrial, Catering
What do agencies look for in candidates with NO recruitment experience?
Motivation - are you motivated by money? Nice holidays? Lifestyle?
Do you have a need or a want to work and make money? Why?
A background either in Telesales (B2B OR B2C), any kind of sales, Estate Agency, Recent Graduates, Retail etc…
Can you elaborate on why you want to work in recruitment? What drives you as an individual?
Ambition - Do you want to manage a team? Do you want to earn big numbers?
Confidence is KEY - Recruitment is all about building relationships and being knowledgeable on your market sector and to do all of this requires the ability to pick the phone up and speak to people, most of the time who are MD's or Managers of large well-known businesses.
Candidates with a competitive streak
Key responsibilities of a Recruitment Consultant/Trainee Recruitment Consultant;
Research on new clients - You will spend 90% of your time on the phone, cold calling and introducing your specialisms to businesses
Being pro-active in the first year - this means researching and understanding your client base. Working S.M.A.R.T and turning leads and cold clients into repeat business and active clients.
Resourcing your own candidates for different job roles - This will be on the job boards, LinkedIn, through your own network (which you will build over time), vetting job seekers over the phone etc…
Writing adverts to attract talent
Recruitment isn't a 9-5 job. It takes determination, hard work and persistence. It takes time and trust. Over time it does get easier as you build your client and candidates base, and your reputation in the market.To understand the different agencies looking to recruit Trainee's, please call me on (phone number removed) to discuss in more detail