Are you looking into how you can kickstart a career in recruitment but you don’t have any recruitment experience? Don’t panic! Read on for tips on how you can increase your chances of joining the recruitment sector with no recruitment experience.
There are recruitment agencies that will only look at candidates who have recruitment experience, however, as a business we identify, recruit and invest in people who are ambitious and determined to develop and achieve regardless of experience and educational background. The role of a Recruitment Consultant is varied and demanding, but here at Navartis we support, train and develop you to reach your full potential and become a successful Recruitment Consultant.
So you have no recruitment experience? Below are some of the things to consider to help position yourself as a good candidate for a Recruitment Consultant role and help give yourself the best opportunity to secure a role within the recruitment sector…
If you are currently in a non-recruitment role then pick out similar duties you do regularly to show that you have the ability to perform the role of a Recruitment Consultant.
The role of a Recruitment Consultant is to attract candidates and help them to find a role that will suit them and their career aspirations. Consider what a Recruitment Consultant does on a daily basis and align your experience to that of a Recruitment Consultant. Typical duties for a Recruitment Consultant includes;
Advertising job vacancies across multiple channels, including job boards, email marketing and social media
Researching companies, professions and specific sectors
Maintaining and updating the company database
Networking with candidates via phone, email and face to face meetings
Negotiating fees, salaries, rates and benefits
Business development, which will include research and planning
Also consider what skills are needed to achieve as a Recruitment Consultant. There are some key skills that would benefit you and your career within recruitment. These include:
Good communications skills
Excellent written skills
Be persuasive, patient and persistent
Be flexible and have the ability to adapt
Ability to prioritise
Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
Use this information to help tailor your CV to help shine a light on the transferable skills you have to succeed as a Recruitment Consultant.
Shout about your achievements
Due to recruitment being a sales focussed role, your earning potential is limitless. At Navartis we offer an uncapped bonus scheme, which means the more deals you make the more money you make. So with this in mind being successful is key to helping progress and earn more within recruitment.
Have you been successful in your current role and if so what have the key achievements been? Highlight success within your CV to show you are driven and motivated by success. We wrote an article on how to include accomplishments within your CV, which we suggest you take a look at to help highlight your successes. https://www.navartisglobal.com/blog/2022/03/why-including-accomplishments-on-your-cv-matters
Build a great LinkedIn profile and network
Having an up-to-date, informative and professional LinkedIn profile can genuinely help you in your pursuit to finding a new job within recruitment. Think of your LinkedIn profile as your online CV. There are some key areas that you should focus on and get right, which we have detailed in a recent article What should a LinkedIn profile contain. Take a look at the article to make sure you have set your profile up correctly and are giving yourself the best opportunity possible when applying for recruitment jobs.
We also suggest you start to connect with people within the industry, as this will help to increase your visibility and LinkedIn really is a great way to reach out to people, stay connected and build your profile, brand and reputation.
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