Work in Retail and looking for Career Opportunities? 

Career Move: Retail to Recruiter

Working Retail and looking for a career change - you’ve come to the right place! Currently working in Retail, unhappy in your role, and want to know where your retail experience could take you? 

You might have never even thought about a career in recruitment… but what if we told you that you could use all of your current skills and work experience to build a successful career, and ultimately make more money!   

Good news - you don’t need a recruitment background. You don’t need specific industry knowledge. You just need drive, determination, social skills… and a few other key traits. If you’re the right culture fit, you could go far! Read on to get a clear picture of how your transferable skills could translate to a recruitment role... 

What is it about recruitment?

The transition into recruitment from any retail role can take your career to the next level! Even in the training phase of being a recruitment consultant, you will recognise the potential of this business… and how far your career path in recruitment could take you!  

Recruitment VS Retail

Working in Retail consists of long hours, working extra, working weekends, working bank holidays, unsociable hours…  

Working in Recruitment is a lot of the same! But, let me be direct… it may be the same, but you will definitely earn a lot more money in recruitment. You get out of this job what you put in! If you have the drive and the passion for people, and are not shy of hard work - this could be the perfect industry for you! Possibilities with us are endless…  

What are the key benefits?  

  • High-Earning Potential  
  • Unlimited Progression  
  • Career Development Plan 
  • Ability To Reach Director Status in 2-5 years  
  • Wellness benefits… 

Read more about the benefits of recruitment here...  

Working in Retail, you thrive in an active and fast-paced environment. Every day is different, but with a constant focus to increase retail. But what are your career goals in retail? You’re here for a reason, you want more in life, and you want to create your dream life!  

How Can My Retail Skills Transfer to Recruitment? 

If transferred successfully, your skills developed in Retail can result in high earnings! Some recruitment skills are honed over time, but starting off on the right foot is key… and that’s easier when your skills are transferable! 

Key transferable Retail skills: 

  • Communication skills: Speaking to customers all day, and using your skills to be persuasive and informational. Great communication skills are key to creating a comfortable environment for those shopping, and encourage them to buy what you’re selling!  
  • Teamwork skills: Working in retail, you may work with other team members all day - ensuring a smooth service for all customers. You know how to work with others and thrive in a busy, sociable environment - collaborating with your teammates to create the best service and a positive environment. 
  • Emotional intelligence: You can read the room, understand what your customers want and know when to push and when to leave them to think. Awareness is vital… approaching customers at the perfect time, suggesting products after speaking to the customer, and generally understanding what the people want.  
  • Resilience: Rejection is a part of all sales, so building up resilience is key in improving confidence. Persevering through the awkward conversations, not being put off when customers aren’t immediately interested - whilst also dealing with customer problems and queries.  
  • Multi-tasking: Your job role is multifaceted, and keeping on top of each task throughout the day is important. Balancing the scales, thinking on your feet, juggling your jobs - in a busy retail environment you’re used to balancing up to three things at once!...Should we go on? 

  Start your pathway to recruitment now! 

You could be the trainee recruitment consultant that we’re looking for! Recruitment is a natural career pathway from Retail.  

Start your career path with us now… Interested? Find articles below that will give you every piece of information you could ever want about recruitment life & more about us here at AMA Group!  

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