A day in the life of a Recruitment Consultant at Recruit UK

Frankie Pailing, Bristol Office

Describe your career to date-

It has been a whirlwind ride of emotions but on the whole it has been an excellent journey. I started as a mere business developer and have transformed myself into a manager with 4 others under my wing. I have now been here for almost 3 years and not sure where the time has gone. As they say time flies when you’re having fun!

What do you do on a normal day?

I am responsible for the smooth running of the front office desk consultant team whilst also looking after key accounts through 360 recruitment.

What do you enjoy most about working at Recruit UK?

The ability to run your day how you want to, you get given the tools to succeed and you are then your own maker. You can be as successful as you want to be. Great staff, great incentives and bonus structure, as well as a family feel atmosphere to enable you to develop and succeed as a successful recruiter.

What challenges do you face on a daily basis?

Working within the financial services sector is a constant battle as it is a forever changing industry. Not one day is the same, so you have to be able to adapt frequently. Other challenges include getting to the candidate first and finding the best candidates and the best clients.

What do you think are the most important skills needed to do your job?

Main skills needed is the ability to adapt, listen and change. As mentioned the industry changes and so do we. If you are not a good listener or willing to change the work then you will struggle. Plus the desire to want to succeed is probably the biggest skill that cannot be taught.

What would you consider to be a good day in your role?

When everything goes to plan. For example when I have a few final interviews offered, plus some very good interviews in place, plus the team also having some placements start and bringing in some new clients.

What is the best tip you can think of to give someone wanting to do what you do?

Get your head down and work hard, activity really does produce productivity.

Describe Recruit UK in 3 words-

Fun, professional and growing!

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