Laura Wilson-Jones joined The
Candidate in May this year and she is already one of our highest
junior achievers! With 4 years of experience in recruitment, she is
now sharing, why she wanted to join The Candidate, her top tips for
Digital Marketing Recruitment and breaking down the stereotypes of
Recruitment was a natural step for me. I started working in
media sales and I really liked the fast-paced environment, constant
challenges and building relationships with clients, so recruitment
has always been the ideal job for me. It gives me a lot of pleasure
to help people with their careers and there is nothing more
satisfying than coming to the end of a process with a happy client
and happy candidate.
How is Digital Marketing Recruitment different from
recruiting in other industries?
I have worked with recruitment in two other industries, but
digital marketing is different, due to the constant industry
developments. When I joined The Candidate, I had to study a lot of
the digital marketing terminology and methodology to get a great
understanding of the jobs my candidates were going for and how I
could help them find their dream job.
Being a recruiter in the digital marketing industry keeps me on
my toes all the time and I love it!
I enjoy keeping myself up to date on the newest digital trends
and industry developments. That is also the reason why I wanted to
join The Candidate. We all have to be on top of all things digital,
so we build up a great knowledge of the new jobs arising on the
There are many recruitment agencies in Manchester, so
why did you choose The Candidate?
I knew of The Candidate before I joined and they have a very
good reputation on the market. I had heard a lot of positive
feedback from peoples experience with the agency and that initially
stirred my curiosity and I wanted the hear more.
What really stands out to me at that The Candidate genuinely
care about people and it is great to be a part of a team who work
ethically and have their candidate's best interests at heart, which
in turn is no doubt the reason why we are successful. We listen to
people and keep them in the loop of what is out there, but never
forcing people to go into anything they don't want to do. We don't
want to waste anyone's time, so we would never send a candidate to
a client who wasn't a good fit for the job or company profile.
We asked Laura's top 5 tips
to succeed in Recruitment
1) Genuine interest in
Make sure that you are recruiting for a sector that you are
interested in, as you will have to engage 100% and talk about
everything involving this industry day in and day out. It will also
make your job more exciting, as you will understand your
candidates' dream job and have a better feel of what they want.
2) Hard work pays
All your work you put in to finding a perfect job for a
candidate will pay off in the end. Success doesn't just come to you
easily in this job. If you're lazy it will reflect on your results
and even the best people in recruitment need to put a lot of work
in to it.
It is important to be honest with people, so you can build up
trust between you and your candidate or client. If you get
questions you don't know the answer to, then don't lie! If you can
build up trust with people, then you can go very far as a
recruiter. Unfortunately, there is a bad connotation for
recruitment consultants that they are going for the quick wins.
However, this is not the case for a good recruiter. The best
outcome for me would be that I establish a reliable relationship
with a person and they remember who I am and who The Candidate
Try and be as organised as you can. You're spinning a lot of
plates at the same time, so try and make your own life as easy as
possible. Recruitment is all about time management; you have to
organise your time well, so all administrative stuff can be done
and you can solely focus on candidates and clients, as they are the
most important to you.
5) Learn from your
mistakes and listen to people!
Don't be disheartened by the lows. You can't always control
everything, as you're dealing with people. But always learn from
your mistakes and focus on your way of recruiting people. You have
other people's careers in your hands, so it is important that you
focus on doing the best for them and don't just think about fees.
Make sure you listen to people and don't hear what you want to
hear. This is what this job is about. Recruitment consultants are
known as outgoing characters, but it is all about knowing when to
be quiet and let them do the talking.
How to succeed in recruitment? Be interested in the
industry, listen to people and always put your candidate's career
at the centre of what you are doing.
Do you also want to start a career in Digital Marketing
Recruitment? Get in touch with us! We're looking for enthusiastic
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