Why is Recruitment a Good Career for Graduates?
It seems that it is becoming more and more commonplace that once someone graduates from their respective university, they don’t have the slightest clue of what they want to pursue as a career. Why would you? It is natural to be “lost in the crowd” and doubt every industry you consider looking at because of your lack of exposure to certain roles. There are always some concerns about hitting that apply button and potentially committing to a career for what could be your entire life. You should have NO concerns when applying to be a graduate recruitment consultant. Recruitment offers an immense amount of incentives such as trips abroad, a career that is exciting and challenging on a day-to-day basis, a clear pathway to progress up the chain of command, and a rewarding, fat pay check at the end of every month! A graduate recruitment consultant could be the perfect starting point for your career.
What Degree do I need to Work in Recruitment?
Good news, bad news. Bad news is there is no such thing as a degree in recruitment. Good news is there is no specific degree you must graduate with to work in recruitment! The industry currently has and probably never will have a requirement for a degree. In some specific sectors, there is a preference for degrees that align with the industry. For example, a legal headhunter position will have a preference for legal graduates just because they are knowledgeable about the industry. However, even then, they will hire consultants who have graduated with a totally irrelevant degree. Just for example, the team here at Twelve Recruitment all graduated from different universities with different degrees: History, Finance, Hospitality, and Chemistry. The only point that we all share is our passion to succeed in recruitment.
What Prior Experience do I need to Work in Recruitment?
There is no specific prior experience that is required to work in Recruitment. However, there are certain qualifications companies will look at to determine your suitability even before giving you a chance. They will look at your education, your work experience, any extracurricular activities you have participated in such as sports, clubs, drama, volunteering experience, and any additional skills you may have. It is urgent to have these qualifications, not only when you apply for positions in recruitment, but for any business related job. What these qualifications show is your personal characteristics and traits. If you were a client and were faced with two different candidates: candidate A graduated from a university with a first, worked throughout university, and is an active member in a local rugby team while candidate B did not graduate from university and has been without a job for the past two years, who do you hire? Candidate A will get the offer 10 times out of 10.
What do Clients look for in Graduates?
Each client has different interview styles and different questions they like to ask their potential future employees. Here at Twelve Recruitment we pride ourselves on having a clear understanding of all our clients. Rather than sending you straight into an interview with them, we prepare you thoroughly by covering their exact interview style/questions and what they are looking for in their future employee. The similarities in what the majority, if not all of our clients look for are two things: commitment to the industry and commitment to the company/job role. When in front of client, you will need to have a clear-cut, decisive answer when they question you about your commitment. If you show dedication, motivation, and ambition to perform above the rest, you will already be one step forward in securing a position.