According to the Business Census 2016 published by companycheck.co.uk, hiring the best employees has come up as one of the biggest challenges to UK businesses in 2016. With the increasing demand for Recruitment Consultant jobs, there is a strong possibility that you can actually build up your dream all-rounder career this year. Now, if you are ambitious, results-focused and motivated by performance-based pay, then media recruitment might be right for you. The recruitment industry is highly rewarding for those who can rise to its challenges. The world of media recruitment is particularly fast-paced and exciting due to the nature of the roles on offer and the caliber of candidates seeking their next opportunity in a sector where project, freelance and contract work is common.
Commissions and bonus payments for good recruiters can be extremely attractive, and the role tends to suit people who are naturally outgoing and sociable, as there will be a fair amount of corporate entertaining involved.
The Skills You Need to Get Ahead
A media recruitment role combines sales, relationship marketing and business development. You will have stretching targets, relationships to nurture, roles to seek out and quality candidates to find. You will be juggling expectations and possibly managing a recruitment desk within an agency, depending on your experience and job level.
Media recruitment consultants work across the UK and will be natural networkers, still focusing on face-to-face contact even though they will have excellent social and digital marketing expertise. They will have excellent skills in communication and judgement, being able to assess whether a candidate is a good fit for an employer and whether they are happy to recommend their CV.
You will be comfortable working long and irregular hours and be hungry for success. You will be one of those people who always has a full diary and is regularly attending appointments, setting up meetings, talking on the phone and engaging effectively on social media. You will network confidently & efficiently, have a powerful ‘elevator pitch’ as well as a genuine interest in other people. Expect to attend business events, gala dinners, networking events and loads of client meeting and to travel around the country on the hunt for profitable employer relationships and top candidates.
At the heart of media recruitment lies an ability to solve problems – those of the employer needing to find the right candidate and of the candidate needing to find the right role. Your skills, knowledge and expertise will bring the two together and your insight and understanding into the subtleties required in that process will give you the edge you need to shine in the field.
Feel free to contact us for more information on how to start your career in the exciting world of Media Recruitment.