It's been just over a month since Navado Talent officially launched a team for the London recruitment market, and we are loving it! In a short space of time, we've learnt so much about what it takes to be a success in this fast-paced and competitive industry. We've honed our skills, developed our knowledge and built strong relationships with clients and candidates alike. We're proud of what we've achieved in our first month, and we can't wait to see what the next one brings. Watch this space! But first, here are a few sneaky pointers for clients and candidates alike to get ahead, whether you're hiring or wanting to find the perfect recruitment job in London!
💰 Starting salaries for entry-level recruiters are very broad, ranging from £20k - £25k.
While London is one of the most expensive cities in the world, it's also one of the most popular places to work in recruitment. Therefore, entry-level salaries for London recruiters are vast, mostly ranging from £20k - £25k. We are always surprised to see recruitment salaries as low as £20k in London. However, with the right skills and experience, you can find a well-paying job in the London recruitment scene, and equally, don't be put off by the initial figure you see on the job ad, as recruiters rarely stay on this figure for long.
❌ Clients with an interview process of 3 or more stages tend to lose candidates
Advertising a recruitment consultant job in London can be highly competitive, so ensuring your recruitment process is as streamlined as possible is essential. Clients who have a recruitment process of three or more stages tend to lose candidates as they become frustrated with the length of time it takes to complete the process. This is especially true for experienced candidates in high demand who can afford to be choosy about their next role. To avoid losing top recruiters and entry-level candidates, consider condensing your recruitment process to make it more efficient. You won't only improve your chances of making a successful hire, but it will also save you time and money in the long run.
👩💻 Virtual first stage interviews are now the new norm, as opposed to telephone interviews
The recruitment process has changed dramatically in recent years, and technology has played a significant role in these changes. In the past, recruitment interviewing involved telephone interviews or face-to-face meetings. However, with the ongoing pandemic and restrictions on travel and social interaction, many businesses have had to adapt the way they operate. Virtual first stage interviews are now the preferred method for many London recruitment consultants and recruitment companies. They allow for a more efficient and effective recruitment process for both parties. Conducted via video conferencing software, such as Skype, Zoom or Teams, it enables clients and candidates to connect worldwide without travel.
✅ Clients are back to hiring graduates and trainee recruiters, with nearly all our clients hiring at entry level again
There's good news for recent graduates looking for recruitment consultant jobs in London - our clients are hiring many more of you! After a few years of being cautious about taking on trainees, nearly all of our clients are now hiring at entry level again. Recruitment is an excellent opportunity for talented and hardworking individuals to get their foot in the door of a high flying industry. Of course, competition for these roles is still high, so it's crucial to stand out from the crowd. If you're interested in applying for recruitment consultant jobs in London, make sure your CV is up to date and reflects your ability to work hard and deliver results. With a bit of effort, you could be landing your dream job in no time!
⬆️ Increased demand for graduate and trainees recruitment consultants with a second language
As a rec2rec in London, we've seen an increase in employers looking for candidates with a second language. There are so many languages spoken in London that having fluency in more than one can be a real asset. More commonly, most recruitment companies have branched out to become global businesses. It's not just the large recruitment companies either - we're seeing smaller businesses and startups recognising the value of having someone on board who can communicate with a broader range of people. For graduates and trainees just starting out in their careers, being able to offer employers that extra skillset can put you on more of a pedestal. So if you're considering learning a second language, our advice would be to 100% go for it!
🗺 Many of our London clients are working in international markets, particularly the US, which means some grads are earning up to £100k in their first year
Working as a recruitment consultant in London can be a very lucrative career choice. Many of our London clients work in international markets, providing more opportunities for filling roles globally. Of particular note is the US market, the fees here can be incredible, so some graduates are reaping in the rewards. Of course, the starting salary is sometimes low on paper, but the potential earnings from bonuses and commissions are very high. The recruitment industry is fast-paced and ever-changing, so it's essential to be able to adapt and change with the times. If you're looking for a challenging and lucrative career, recruitment in London could be a perfect choice!
📈 With the recruitment market the busiest it's ever been, we are seeing graduate and trainee recruiters progressing quicker than ever before
It's no secret that the recruitment industry is booming. In fact, recruitment consultant jobs in London are some of the most sought-after positions in the city. And with the market the busiest it's ever been, we are seeing grads and trainees progressing quicker than ever before. The average time it takes to become a fully-fledged recruitment consultant is now just 6 months, compared to the industry average of 18 months. So, if you're thinking of a career in recruitment, now is the time to make your move.
🏢 Most clients are now wanting grads/trainees in the office full time
Working remotely has become increasingly popular in recent years, but the tide may be turning. We've seen firsthand that many clients are requesting that candidates be based in the office full time rather than working remotely. The main reason for this preference is the opportunity for better training and progression. It can be more difficult for managers to provide adequate mentorship and support in a remote working arrangement. Additionally, promotion opportunities may be more limited for remote workers, as they are often not as visible to upper management. For these reasons, the pendulum is swinging back towards traditional office-based work arrangements. There are still plenty of great remote recruitment jobs out there; it might take a bit more effort to find them. So if you're dead-set on working from home, don't let this trend deter you. There are still plenty of opportunities out there for talented recruitment consultants.
If you're considering a career in recruitment or looking for recruitment consultant jobs in London, then get in touch. We can provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Equally, if you are a London recruitment company looking to hire more talented staff, we have a fantastic network of recruitment consultants already based or currently looking to move to London.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're always happy to help.