Starting a new career can be confusing, scary and awkward. Breaking into that new role, moving house and setting up a new life can all be stressful things. That’s why you need to make sure it’s worthwhile and going to bring you the satisfaction you crave. 


That’s why you need to consider discovering a career in recruitment in the bright lights of London. A city, and career filled with promise, rewards and opportunities. 

Why recruitment? 

Recruitment can be one of the most rewarding careers you’ll ever have. For many of the people we work with they can’t think of anything else they’d rather be doing.  


From tracking down the best candidates to securing the deal there’s always something happening, something to celebrate and something to learn.  


It’s also a career that allows you freedom to manage your workload, control your diary and shape your day. Once you’ve passed your training it’s likely that you’ll be in charge of your daily activities, arranging meetings with potential clients and candidates then managing those relationships.  


Not only that but you get to make a real difference in people’s lives. You’re helping them find the right job that will bring them happiness and you’re helping businesses to find the right person to propel them forward. However you look at it, you’re making a difference and that feels great. 


When you combine that with the challenges you’ll conquer, the progress you’ll make and the rewards you’ll be given it’s a career you need to give some serious thought to. 

Why London? 

Recruitment is needed everywhere. It’s not specific to one place, or industry. So why should you discover your recruitment career in London?  


For us, London is a special place. Spending time living, and working in London puts you right in the thick of it all. Here are some reasons why London needs to be your starting point. 

  • The talent pool - life moves fast in the city but so does talent. The entrepreneurial spirit of the capital makes it an exciting place and people are looking for their next opportunity.  
  • The connections - whether it’s transport or networking you’ll never be stuck. London is a big city but the transport network makes it easy to hop from one place to another making it easier for you to meet people and build your network. 
  • The world profile - London is where it happens. It’s on the world stage, businesses build their headquarters here, world events take place here. It’s a thriving city full of opportunity and promise and you’ll want to be part of it. 

Make it happen 

But how do you make it happen? How do you start your career in recruitment in London? It’s not as scary as it first seems.  


The first step is to decide whether you want to work in-house or for an agency. It’s also worth considering if there’s a particular field you’re interested in e.g. technology, finance. Then it’s time to do your research, identifying potential employers and what opportunities they have.  


Alongside that work it’s worth starting to develop your online brand and to build your network. Connecting with previous employers, colleagues, friends and anyone else that might be able to give you an insight into the world of recruitment.  


Tenacity is the key to the next step. Applying for opportunities, direct approaches and tracking down the perfect workplace for you to begin your recruitment career.  


Throughout your job hunt it’s important to consider the type of employer you want to work for. What values do you hold dear and want reflected in your workplace, what lifestyle do you want, what career progression. Choosing the right place to work is just as important as finding the right job and industry.  

Reap the benefits 

A recruitment career in London could be one of the best decisions you’ve made. You’ll meet new people, you’ll be able to enjoy the city, you’ll be in a satisfying, rewarding job where you can grow and progress.  


That’s the benefits you could be enjoying. Those benefits won’t disappear, they’ll build over time and you’ll be thankful you discovered this new career.  


Want to leave the ordinary recruitment career behind and discover your potential? SGI are hiring across our global locations, and we’re looking for talent to join us. Find out more about life at SGI here. 

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