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Working in recruitment

If you’re a seasoned professional you will already have a good idea of what recruitment is like to work in, but it’s important that you also consider the different styles and methods of recruitment across different markets.

For example, working in a candidate rich environment where the challenge is speed of delivery and accuracy in matching is very different to working in a candidate scarce, sophisticated market where your people skills, sensitivity and discretion will be key to success.
Regardless of which style of recruitment suits you best, working in the staffing industry can be a very rewarding career, not just financially. If you thrive in a fast paced environment where success is celebrated and talent promoted, recruitment might just be for you.

In life science recruitment you can expect to invest in building your networks in vertical markets, developing lasting relationships with a wide variety of life science professionals across many of the leading global organisations all over the world. 

You will need to have strong communication, people and networking skills, as well as being tenacious and driven. The most successful recruitment professionals tend to have the above talents in abundance, in addition to being able to work independently in a goal oriented fashion.

To read more about a career in the recruitment industry and why a career in recruitment is a good thing, visit the Recruitment and employment confederation (REC) or download this guide (PDF).