This blog post is for those of you who are considering making that career switch and taking on a new challenge!
Recruitment offers you the opportunity to develop in-depth industry knowledge, useful skills, and valuable contacts.
Working in recruitment can be exciting, fulfilling, and rewarding if you are willing to put in the work.
We asked our recruitment consultants why they chose a career in recruitment and here is what they said!
"I decided to go down the recruitment route as I love dealing with people, I enjoy targets and I knew that there was great earning potential in recruitment!
I really enjoy working at Eirkoo recruitment as we have a great company culture, the incentives and rewards are great, and I love the satisfaction I get out of my role when assisting people with their job search/recruitment needs"
"Recruiting for qualified accountants in the industry has been an exciting way for me to use my qualification in a role where I'm constantly communicating with multiple parties - working with clients to ensure I know exactly what sort of candidate they are looking for in their team and working with candidates to fully understand what they're looking for in their next role.
Finding a match for both is hugely rewarding, which is one of the things I love most about the job. I have received direct mentorship in Eirkoo since joining - our team's collective years of experience means there is a specific understanding of each market we're working in."
Aisling Kinsella ACCA,
"Admittedly, I was a bit unsure about getting into recruitment. I had always envisioned going down a route more in line with my degree in college. However, upon learning how people-orientated the position was, along with great earning potential & career progression, joining recruitment has been one of the better decisions I've made.
This job has given me exposure to how to manage both clients, and candidate expectations, and it has allowed me to develop a business-oriented mindset. Working to specific needs of a candidate/client is both challenging, and very rewarding. Eirkoo has always appreciated how difficult the work can be, but there is an emphasis on rewarding good work which has created a positive culture and work environment which I am very happy to be a part of."
"For me, the main thing is that your destiny is your own, you have complete control to dictate your earnings. This and the level of flexibility I have as a senior member of staff who had proved themselves."
"Recruitment is challenging but rewarding. I would compare it to running a mini business. Trying to win business across an extremely competitive market, sending out invoices, negotiating deals, creating relationships, and much more.
It can be very profitable if done right and rewarding when assisting someone with their job search. You can create your own day based on your activity which gives you the freedom to shape the type of recruiter you become."
"I have learned so much since I started my career in recruitment. My customer service, organisational, sales, and communications skills have significantly improved over the course of four years. The thing I like the most about working with Eirkoo is the team. Everyone is very supportive. I honestly couldn't have asked for better co-workers."
"I fell into recruitment like a lot of people seem to do. I can say that I have enjoyed it ever since. The role has its pressures like any other profession but the benefits are really good. It is a role that offers clear progression routes along with the flexibility to live and work across Europe.
Also, the social side of Eirkoo is very strong with a great atmosphere among the team."
"You are essentially your own boss. You have full autonomy of your own schedule and you get out what you put in.
Money - we have all worked roles in the past where we may have felt we were overlooked for promotions or pay rises. In any sales/recruitment, you are in charge of the money you earn. If you are driven by money well then this is the industry for you."
"I joined recruitment because it matched up with my strong abilities in speaking with people, building relationships & hitting sales targets.
It’s a great job to see what you put in, you’ll get back out of it in a very good way!"