The recruitment industry is dynamic, fast-paced and highly competitive and offers exciting career opportunities to the right people. In the UK, the annual industry turnover is currently £31.5 billion.
A consultant’s role is the vital link between candidates and clients, often advising on strategic as well as operational requirements. It involves attracting business from client companies by using sales, business development and marketing techniques, then building relationships with them to become a trusted advisor for recruitment by getting to know the client companies, what they do, how they operate and the general culture or atmosphere of their workplace. Confidence is an important attribute for a recruitment consultant and the sense of satisfaction felt from placing the right candidate in the right job can be significant and often motivates recruiters to succeed.
A career in recruitment offers great opportunity for career progression. Generally, you will enter the industry as a recruitment resourcer or trainee consultant, moving up to a recruitment consultant. From there, you have the chance to progress to a senior consultant role and then either progress into a managerial role or continue into a senior billing consultant.
Highfield are experts in our chosen sectors. Being seen as an expert in your field is essential in ensuring that your clients and candidates come back to you time and time again. It is essential to demonstrate your position as a specialist consultant, advising, guiding and supporting the stakeholders you work with.
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