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Why Being A Recruiter Is An Awesome Idea?

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​Why Being A Recruiter Is An Awesome Idea?

The recruitment industry can be extremely competitive, which is not for the faint - hearted! But isn't that part of its glamour? You may have heard that some recruiters get a bad rap, but if you know how to position yourself, it's certainly a much rewarding career.

Some people enter the profession right after graduating from university. Others come across the career while searching for a position that allows them to work collaboratively with others.

So, whether you're thinking about getting a job in recruitment or you've been at it for years, it's always a good idea to backtrack and consider why being a recruiter is such a brilliant thing.

Here are the top reasons why working as a recruiter is phenomenal!

You are truly making an impact

While it may seem a little challenging, you are truly making a difference in someone's life. As a recruiter, the destiny of a candidate's future often rests in your hands; you get to say to the person on the other side of the phone, "We'd like to make an offer." It's an exceptional feeling. Very often if you developed the right relationship  candidates will get back to you as soon as they're willing to make their next career move.

Recruitment keeps you on your toes

The recruitment industry is often fast-paced, and not all days are remarkably similar. Each day, you'll be facing new people, new positions, and new due dates. But this is what makes it such an exciting industry to work in.

The world of work is changing rapidly, new skills emerge, old roles evolve and with that, your expertise as a recruiter. This is incredibly beneficial if you're the sort of person who gets bored easily with ordinary daily tasks. Working as a recruiter will certainly keep you on your toes.

You acquire a wide range of marketable skills

Every business in every sector requires recruiters, so possibilities are you'll be engaged in recruiting for more than one sector throughout your profession. This allows you to continuously discover the pros and cons of other industry segments, which is hugely beneficial.

The skills you learn will be useful should you ever decide to make a career move, as you will have obtained in-depth industry knowledge and skills necessary, as well as a vast network of valuable contacts!

It is a measurable achievement

You work in recruitment to accomplish your goals. This means you can instantly see how well you're performing. Though that's not for everyone, if you enjoy competition, this really is the sector for you. Plus, hitting and exceeding your monthly targets can indeed enhance your self-esteem. It also helps to evaluate your growth as you progress in your profession.

Recruiting is sales

It doesn’t matter if you’re an internal recruiter, a contract recruiter, part of an agency, or independent – you’re selling. However, instead of selling products or services, it is your responsibility to sell the company, its culture, the role, candidates and more.

Apart from ‘usual’ selling, recruiting prompts “dual sales”: first, the candidate to the company; then the company and the position to the job applicant. 

Consequently, your selling competencies will become enhanced - potentially faster than if you originated in a sales position directly. As an outcome, when you make the leap, you will be ahead of your colleagues.

Are you curious to learn more about working for ManpowerGroup Malaysia as a recruitment consultant? Please reach out to us to get an update on the Recruiter roles that we’re currently hiring. You can also visit our Job Portal to kick-start your search.

Posted by:

Yoga Kumari Sankar- Marketing & Commercial Executive