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The shifting race of recruitment - as a career

What is the image that is conjured in the heads of other professionals when one explains that they work in recruitment? Is it the hackneyed old cliché of a younger man in a tight suit, shouting down the phone to a client and wooing candidates with drink and drugs?

Such a cliché image may once have represented a small minority of the industry, but the truth is that for many years, recruitment has been somewhat of a squeaky-clean industry. It’s one that takes drive, determination and the power to maintain exceptional communication skills – all whilst spinning multiple plates. It’s one that often involves masses of research and constant education, and it’s one that has no time for those not willing to put their all into their assignments. Does that sound like a career that can withstand late nights and partying?

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