The recruitment industry is globally estimated to be worth around £360 billion, with more than £26 billion in the UK, and as the economy enters its next growth cycle the market is hot.
Economic growth brings about a shortage of top talent and regardless of how technically savvy clients sourcing functions become, these talent gaps become deeper and the need for executive search consultants increases.
Your market knowledge, network and influencing skills will set you apart from the competition and enable you to place top talent through niche specialisation. According to APSCo (the Association of Professional Staffing Companies) ‘Those firms with deep, niche sector expertise outperformed organisations that operate across a broader range of industries’.
Executive search professionals with first-hand sector expertise are rapidly becoming suppliers of choice for corporations and a classic recruitment background is not essential.
Executive search could be a great application of your skills and knowledge coaching people through their existing careers and supporting clients in making the right hiring decisions.
Recruitment is a great use of your skills and knowledge, coaching people through their existing careers and supporting clients in making the right hiring decisions.
An understanding of what good likes like in your profession will help you to stand out and enable you to make significant returns.