Happy Accident!

Graduate Recruitment Jobs – Don’t Listen to the Bad Reviews

Are you considering applying for graduate recruitment jobs? Here’s my story – and here’s why you should go for it.

As a young guy, I graduated from Loughborough University with a 2:1 in French and Politics having always wanted to be a professional sportsman; I had the opportunity to play a lot of sport (including a year of rugby in Paris) and become VP of my Hall’s infamous drinking club, but I graduated without a clue of what is next! Like most graduates.

I knew that I was hungry, competitive, social, and that I wanted to succeed. Next thing I knew I was attracted to a recruitment business, where I started as a Graduate Trainee. I was attracted not by recruitment per se, but the possible benefits and company culture, which was young, motivated and entrepreneurial. I wanted goals and the best environment possible get trained and succeed.

I quickly progressed as I enjoyed the daily targets, the fun and hungry culture, the competitive element, the socials and company trips, but also the world-class structure and training… and most of all working with people.

Working in graduate recruitment jobs gets bad reputation. Like in most industries, you get bad examples – and at Brightsparks we won’t work with those high-volume, low fee, high-attrition recruitment businesses. We work with companies like the first company I joined; professional and ethical – the best companies in the market. The entrepreneurial nature of the industry, and its meritocratic structure means you can progress quickly and be rewarded handsomely for your hard work.

After falling into recruitment by accident I am now in my thirties, the Managing Director of a fast growing business, have a number of properties, a portfolio of investments in different ventures, enjoy holidays around the world and I’ve learnt more about business and people than most do across their whole career. Most importantly, I love what I do and enjoy every day – I firmly believe I would not have had these opportunities in another industry.

For me, a career in recruitment has been a “happy accident”. Do not listen to bad reviews; join the best and a career in recruitment is, in my opinion, extremely rewarding.

By Sam Field, Managing Director at Brightsparks (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/samfieldhomepage).


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