As Ireland’s unemployment rates continue to drop (7.1% Jan 2017), the function of the Recruitment Consultant / Recruiter has become a vital resource both for the client and the candidate.
We at CareerWise are currently recruiting both in our Cork and Galway Offices to support the growing jobs market in Ireland.
After 13 years working within recruitment I have seen many of the challenges being a recruitment consultant can present. You will have massive highs but you will also experience some very low days.
If you want to succeed as a recruiter you have to have certain skills, however, none are more important than integrity. Operating with a strong moral compass has become a pre-requisite for longevity in the recruitment business. Those that cut corners, lie and burn bridges in this industry simply won’t last.
Another massive obstacle for recruiters is connecting with candidates through the noise of all the other recruiters trying to reach out to the same candidates in an effective and professional manner.
For success you will also need to have:
In summary, recruitment is an essential service to both candidates and clients alike. Good recruiters pride themselves on helping people make positive changes in their lives and enjoy delivering results in a very competitive environment.
There will, of course, be heartbreak however, more than often you will have a very fulfilling career.
You will meet some amazing people along the way and the end results can lead to a fantastic sense of achievement and financial reward.
If you are a recruiter or are working in industry and think you have all the skills necessary to join us a market leader in recruitment, why not give us a shout!
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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