Recruitment, as a sector, will always be a barometer for the nation’s economy. At its simplest, in bad times there are fewer jobs around, and in boom times companies hire. Differences in seasonality, geography and individual markets will always make the picture more complex than that, but through it all there is one constant. Rain or shine the recruitment consultants, in agencies of all sizes, are out there finding companies they can help and candidates they can place.
It takes tenacity, business acumen and the ability to spot opportunities to survive in such a demanding arena, and that’s why I believe that inside most recruitment consultants is an entrepreneur just waiting to come out.