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    I'm graduating this year from Manchester University with a 2:1 in History and have been applying for jobs, mostly looking at marketing, but am very open to anything that'll get me a couple of years of good business experience and sounds engaging. As such, I applied to a whole bunch of jobs, and soon ended up also looking at recruitment jobs. I've secured a 6 week internship in the summer with a recruitment firm in London, and have been looking at long term placements as well. I recently got accepted to an interview in a couple of weeks time, but if I am honest I am not entirely sure what the job is actually for. I'm well aware that I should try and get more of a focus as to what I want to do, but I think even if I don't, going for a few interviews will give me a little bit of practice and when it comes to a job I am certain I want, I will interview better. Anyhow, I am wondering whether anyone has come across this sort of job before, or could tell me slightly better about exactly what it entails. The interview is with a specialist graduate recruitment firm, recruiting on behalf of another firm.


    The company I am representing is a Boutique Recruitment Consultancy firm which specialises in providing Strategic Marketing Professionals to FTSE 100 Companies, Marketing Consultancies and Research Houses. They pride themselves on building exceptionally strong relationships with both their clients and candidates through the high level of service they provide. You will be enrolled on a trainee programme with one of the best commission structures available.

    What does the role of Graduate Marketing Recruitment Consultant entail?
    • Using search methods to locate and headhunt candidates
    • A high level of telephone sales activity
    • Database work and research
    • Comprehensive training including a one to one mentoring programme

    For the role of Graduate Marketing Recruitment Consultant you will be:
    • A graduate with at least a 2:1 degree
    • Confident, energetic, resourceful
    • Financially driven
    • An excellent communicator
    • Hardworking
    • Determined to succeed



    If anyone could shed some light on it I would be very grateful!
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    Commision structure <- alarm bells.

    Cold calling, hassling, low pay, no support, taking advantage of desperate grads it sounds like to me.
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    Sounds like cold calling & perhaps charity fundraising going door-to-door, or standing out in the city centre hassling people as they walk by.
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    (Original post by nwyver1)
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    [B]The company I am representing is a Boutique Recruitment Consultancy firm which specialises in providing Strategic Marketing Professionals to FTSE 100 Companies, Marketing Consultancies and Research Houses. They pride themselves on building exceptionally strong relationships with both their clients and candidates through the high level of service they provide. You will be enrolled on a trainee programme with one of the best commission structures available.
    Strategic Marketing Professionals = either temp or selling **** in my mind.

    What does the role of Graduate Marketing Recruitment Consultant entail?
    • Using search methods to locate and headhunt candidates
    • A high level of telephone sales activity
    • Database work and research
    • Comprehensive training including a one to one mentoring programme
    = Call centre. Database work means collecting & reading phone numbers off a list.
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    Yeah, sounds like call/centre, door-to-door stuff. If it's commission, that's a bad sign. I'd stay away unless you're really desperate. I suppose there's no harm in going to the interview though.

    Also a tip for the future: make sure you know what the job's about pre-interview otherwise it will be obvious.
 
 
 
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