This article has been submitted by The Recruit Venture Group.
Any nervousness you may have, which is perfectly understandable, about starting your own recruitment business could be overcome with a bit of objective self analysis.
Think about the key attributes you have, and use daily, as a consultant. Business research and knowledge are always there. So too are those essential communication skills. More specifically, hands on experience and real knowledge of Job Descriptions and Person Specifications are vital. You’ll have good networking and ‘new business’ awareness. And you’ll know all about hitting the targets to drive the bottom line.
But, of course, as a consultant you’re using all those skills and attributes to drive someone else’s bottom line. Which is why, like so many entrepreneurially minded recruitment professionals, you’ve thought about starting your own business.
Which led to that burst of nervousness. A burst which should by now be settling down, because now you’ve thought about it, you already have many if not all the talents needed to start up.
Run back through that list. Business research and knowledge; you have it and it’s essential to start a business. Communication skills; ditto. Hands on experience and real knowledge of Job Descriptions and Person Specifications are pretty much the building blocks of a new recruitment business, and you already know your way around them. Good networking and ‘new business’ awareness; you’re doing that now, so doing it for yourself isn’t going to be a stretch. And as for hitting the targets to drive the bottom line, you’ll never feel more driven than when it’s your own business!
So, when it comes to thinking through what sort of person is best suited to starting up a recruitment business, it would appear that you tick a lot of boxes.
With your nerves duly calmed and your confidence boosted, it’s time to look over the parapet. Find sound financial backing, preferably from someone who understands the recruitment sector, and get operational systems in place. And then do it.
Because when you think about it, you’re much better placed to start up on your own than you thought.
The Recruit Venture Group offers entrepreneurial recruiters a truly risk-free, fully funded way to help them launch their own recruitment business. Find out more at www.recruitventures.com or email [email protected]