Why a career in recruitment can take you anywhere!


I love recruitment! I really can’t imagine doing any other job and I certainly am hard pushed to think of one that gives such a sense of achievement and knowing that you have made such a significant impact on someone’s life.

One of the great things about recruitment is you learn so much. You are always pickup new skills and honing existing ones. As a recruiter you are never the finished article, you are always learning. During my career I know I have built up a tool box of skills that can transfer into any job in any industry and so can you.

I want to take a moment to talk you through the skills I have learned that I am sure will make you a future superstar. OK, so this is talking about recruitment, but you can apply this to any career. And by the way, if any of this peaks your interest, then why not get in touch? My contact details are at the bottom.


Proactivity – Successful recruiters are like rainmakers. They make stuff happen. They move stuff around. They make phone calls. They make their own luck. They send emails. They are always productive. They are always learning. You need to accept that the world will not come knocking at your door. You need to get out there and make your own luck. Now, some people find that a bit corny and scoff at this. Trust me the link between “doing stuff” (activity) and getting the outcome you want is (mostly) a straight line.  


Planning… then following through – A successful recruiter (or any successful professional) quickly figures out what activities generate the results they want. In recruitment it is dealing with candidates and clients that generates results. Planning is therefore so crucial to success. I then found that planning was just the start. You then need to take action to bring the plan to life.


Listening (I mean really listening) – So, if you have read any of my other blogs you will know I bang on about listening… a lot. The most powerful tool you will have as a recruiter is asking a (good) question and then letting the other person talk without you butting in. Weirdly enough, a lot of people still think recruitment is all about the “gift of the gab”. Yes, you have to be an excellent communicator and be able to influence others. But trust me, you will understand HOW to influence the clients and candidates you are working with if you take time to listen to what is being said. And don’t forget what is NOT being said.


None of these are revolutionary things. None of them are hard to do. However, they take hard work and dedication to perfect.

Noa are currently hiring for people looking to break into recruitment so whether you are a recent graduate, school leaver or simply want to change careers.

I always want to hear from good quality people so why not drop me a line on neil@thisisnoa.com or call me on 01908 010390.