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The Truths of Working in Recruitment


Industry Truths


Every single member of our team can genuinely say they love working in recruitment. Naturally, throughout the recruitment process you will hear a great deal of positives about working in our industry. We allow plenty of time for going over the harder realities of the role if you are considering joining us, however, we have handed over to our team to give their insight into the lows of working in recruitment.


These include:

“You HAVE to know what is really driving and motivating you to work in recruitment. Whether it is to be successful, wealthy, helping your family, get onto the property ladder or just simply be financially comfortable; you will need a consistent level of focus on your goals.”

“Dealing with constant rejections, from candidates dropping out to potential clients not making the time to speak with you.”

“You need a huge amount of resilience and tenacity.”

“No matter how much you prepare yourself for how hard recruitment is – it is a shock to the system when you first start out. So much more goes into placing people in jobs than people think. When you first start, it can be at bit overwhelming to realise how much actually goes into a placement. Ultimately this is also a positive because it means the role is challenging and fulfilling.”

“It’s so important to have a peaceful and supportive home life. Recruitment is incredibly stressful, hard work and you need to have complete understanding at home that you will need to work very long hours throughout the working week and work the odd Saturday or Sunday when you really need to get ahead.”

“Grit and determination are essential personal qualities if you want to be successful in recruitment. If you are someone who gives up easily, recruitment might not be for you.”

“People always say about the long hours in recruitment, but nothing can prepare you for how hard you will actually need to work. 12-hour days for weeks in a row can be a reality at times and you have to be willing to pour absolutely everything into your job.”

“The constant focus you need to have, the great organisational skills and ability to constantly prioritise and re-prioritise your day, are some of the skills which were really challenging to get to grips with!”

“You need to be prepared to make sacrifices in your personal life in your first 12-18 months while you build your career. You will see your friends and family less than you expect during this time, but it is wholeheartedly worth it in the end.”

“One of the most frustrating things can be not filling a position when the circumstances are completely beyond your control.”

“One of the hardest things can be being pushed out of your comfort zone to achieve things which perhaps initially seem unrealistic.”