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Tired of Your PR Job? Recruiting May Be For You
Public relations professionals who are looking for a new path may want to strongly consider becoming a recruitment consultant. It’s a career that requires similar skills, but may eliminate some of the frustrations you may be having in your current position.
There are a lot of factors to consider when making such a change, but Michael Page offers a lot of benefits to talented PR professionals who join our team. In fact, many of the expert consultants at Michael Page came from other professions, public relations and marketing being especially prominent.
Here are just a few reasons becoming a recruitment consultant is a phenomenal option for PR professionals.
1. More to Gain
With a clear path to success, and financial incentives each step of the way, there is tremendous potential for you to make much more money as a recruitment consultant than as a PR rep.
Michael Page offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to earn bonuses for a job well done. There is also a clear path to advancement. You know what metrics you must hit to earn a promotion and how you can progress through the company.
It’s an opportunity to earn success for yourself while also creating success for others. Recruitment consultants help people to find jobs, and placing the right person in the right position could change their life. That is the kind of impact very few other professions offer.
2. Better Use of Skills
As a PR professional, you have to know how to talk about the organization you’re representing articulately, succinctly, and persuasively. You need to be able to sell the organization or campaign you’re representing. It also helps if you are charismatic and enjoy talking to people.
As a recruitment consultant, you’ll have to do much of the same. There are a lot of opportunities to use your PR skills. You’d be talking to potential clients about Michael Page, explaining open positions to candidates, and sending candidates to interview with your clients.
The work is a little more dynamic, though. You’ll be working with a wide variety of clients and candidates within a certain specialization. No two days as a recruitment consultant will be the same, which can make this rewarding job even more exciting.
3. Work-Life Balance
PR professionals – especially younger ones -- often work long hours with little to show for it. That’s not the case with recruitment consultants. Though some consultants choose to work more than the conventional 9-5 hours, they reap the rewards when they put in that extra effort.
Michael Page believes strongly in a healthy work-life balance. We offer generous paid time off, as well as trips for people who meet certain goals each quarter. We think that those who work hard should be able to enjoy their success, so we give plenty of opportunities to do so.
If you’re interested in joining us, please submit your resume to [email protected]