Milestone 1: Walters People training
Working at Walters People begins with an intensive training. In a few weeks time, our training will teach you the most important aspects of recruitment. It is an intensive journey to get familiar with the recruitment process in order for you to become independent quickly and to be able to find the perfect match between candidates and clients.
In the first weeks, you’ll learn about the candidate-side of the role: how to trace talent, what to look for when reading a CV and how to conduct an interview in a professional manner. The second part is about working with employers: how to find new clients, how to make a professional phone call and how to use your voice appropriately. And mainly: what are you struggling with the most? You are also given feedback on your approach.
Milestone 2: First interview with a candidate
Planning candidate interviews is part of the training as well. You invite candidates for an interview in our offices, prepare it in advance and learn to take the lead during the interview. You mix professional and personal questions and try to find out out what the skills and ambitions are of the person in front of you.
‘It’s about learning to listen to what our candidates say, but also to what they do not say. Also important, to pay attention to their body language. The better you get to know the other person, the better the match you will find them. That interaction is what makes this job so varied.' explains Gabriella Di Pierro, Associate at Walters People.
Milestone 3: First client meeting
As part of the training, an experienced consultant takes you along to some client meetings. Meeting clients is an important part of the job and offers a lot of variety: each company is unique in its challenges and the talent they are looking for.
In these meetings, you will advise clients on how to define an effective and realistic profile of the candidate they are looking for. ‘Sometimes, the most appropriate candidate is completely different of what the client initially had in mind. These insights are part of our service towards clients and brings added value to the role of a recruitment consultant’.
Milestone 4: The first successful placement
This is a very important moment for every consultant that we celebrate with the entire team. Not only because you score, but also because you play an important role in someone’s life as a recruiter. Starting a new job is an important step for our candidates. And for employers it’s a solution for their recruitment needs.
And the excitement never stops: ‘Excitement is part of this job. You’ll always wonder: will this be a succesful match or not? The kick of finding the right match, gives an amazing feeling!
Milestone 5: The promotion to senior consultant
At Walters People, you get the chance to grow very quickly. Once you have proven to posess the right skills and ambitions to become successful in recruitment, you will be promoted to senior consultant. ‘The career path is very clear with well-defined goals in place.'
Milestone 6: Being promoted to manager
The next step? Once you’re a senior consultant, there is the possibility to become manager. But every promotion includes new targets: the number of placements you’ll do, the revenue that you’ll realise and the skills you have acquired. Again, intensive training is foreseen to prepare you for this new challenge. ‘The job of a recruitment consultant is not a 9-5 job. The more energy you invest in your career, the better you’re results will be and the sooner you’ll be able to take the next step in your career’.
Do you see yourself as a recruitment consultant?
Check our internal vacancies and apply today. We're looking forward to welcome you in our team.