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What qualities should a trainee recruitment consultant have?

​Are you looking to get into the recruitment industry? Well now really is a great time to do so. ​With job opening amongst the highest seen in a long time and companies struggling to find talent to join their business, recruitment businesses are becoming even more valuable and more of a partner to hiring companies than ever before. ​The UK recruitment industry is one of the biggest industries in the UK and according to data from various sources, the recruitment industry contributed around £35.9bn in Gross Value Added to the UK economy in 2020. ​Enough of trying to sell a career in recruitment to you, you wanted to find out what qualities make a good Recruitment Consultant. Although we offer industry leading training that will help you to develop the core skills that will help you to achieve and become successful, there are some key qualities that make a successful Recruitment Consultant that will help set you a part from the competition. ​Below we have listed the most important qualities that we have seen from our most successful consultants….​Problem Solving As recruitment is dealing with people you are going to come up against problems, questions and objections. This can be anything from an offer not being right for the candidate to the client questioning a candidate who is right for the role but not perfect… is there such a thing! So having the ability to solve problems is an important skill to help you navigate the recruitment process. ​Sales FocussedUltimately, recruitment is a target focused role. So, being motivated and driven to achieve your sales goals and figures is hugely important. However, at Navartis we are focussed on delivering the best possible service to our customers, so we always make sure that our people are also focussed on always delivering a great service. A great service leads to customers coming back to us and this is what we have based our exciting growth around. ​Empathetic You will deal and speak with people every day, so it is important that you can empathise. Being able to empathise with candidates and clients will help you to listen to their needs and requirements and deliver the right results every time. ​CommunicationCommunication is everything in recruitment. Be that over the phone, via email, via social media or job ads. Everything you will do will revolve around communicating, both internally and externally. ​Can Do AttitudeHaving a positive attitude is vital. There will be highs and lows and the key is harnessing the lows and turning them into highs, or learning from them for next time. Sometimes in recruitment you just got to try it and learn from it. As the famous Wayne Gretzky quote goes, “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take”​We hope this article was helpful and you have a better idea of if you are a good fit for the recruitment industry, remember, most things can be taught but it’s down to you to learn. ​Looking for a Recruitment job?If you are keen to get into the recruitment industry and want to join a business that offers industry leading training and opportunities to develop and progress, then check out all of our latest Recruitment jobs.​View jobs​Want to find out more about us?If you are interested in a career in recruitment a would like to find out more about who we are and what we offer, then check out our join us page for more information.​Join us

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​Are you looking to get into the recruitment industry? Well now really is a great time to do so.

With job opening amongst the highest seen in a long time and companies struggling to find talent to join their business, recruitment businesses are becoming even more valuable and more of a partner to hiring companies than ever before.

The UK recruitment industry is one of the biggest industries in the UK and according to data from various sources, the recruitment industry contributed around £35.9bn in Gross Value Added to the UK economy in 2020.

Enough of trying to sell a career in recruitment to you, you wanted to find out what qualities make a good Recruitment Consultant. Although we offer industry leading training that will help you to develop the core skills that will help you to achieve and become successful, there are some key qualities that make a successful Recruitment Consultant that will help set you a part from the competition.

Below we have listed the most important qualities that we have seen from our most successful consultants….

Problem Solving

As recruitment is dealing with people you are going to come up against problems, questions and objections. This can be anything from an offer not being right for the candidate to the client questioning a candidate who is right for the role but not perfect… is there such a thing! So having the ability to solve problems is an important skill to help you navigate the recruitment process.

Sales Focussed

Ultimately, recruitment is a target focused role. So, being motivated and driven to achieve your sales goals and figures is hugely important. However, at Navartis we are focussed on delivering the best possible service to our customers, so we always make sure that our people are also focussed on always delivering a great service. A great service leads to customers coming back to us and this is what we have based our exciting growth around.

Empathetic

You will deal and speak with people every day, so it is important that you can empathise. Being able to empathise with candidates and clients will help you to listen to their needs and requirements and deliver the right results every time.

Communication

Communication is everything in recruitment. Be that over the phone, via email, via social media or job ads. Everything you will do will revolve around communicating, both internally and externally.

Can Do Attitude

Having a positive attitude is vital. There will be highs and lows and the key is harnessing the lows and turning them into highs, or learning from them for next time. Sometimes in recruitment you just got to try it and learn from it. As the famous Wayne Gretzky quote goes, “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take”

We hope this article was helpful and you have a better idea of if you are a good fit for the recruitment industry, remember, most things can be taught but it’s down to you to learn.

Looking for a Recruitment job?

If you are keen to get into the recruitment industry and want to join a business that offers industry leading training and opportunities to develop and progress, then check out all of our latest Recruitment jobs.

View jobs

Want to find out more about us?

If you are interested in a career in recruitment a would like to find out more about who we are and what we offer, then check out our join us page for more information.

Join us