What is it like to work in International Recruitment?

International recruitment is a challenging and dynamic field that offers many rewards for those willing to take on the challenge. Working in international recruitment can provide you with invaluable skills and knowledge that can be applied to any industry. In this article, we will take a closer look at what it’s like to work in international recruitment, focusing on the benefits and challenges of the industry, as well as the travel opportunities it provides. We will also provide more information about Whitehall Resources, a leading international recruitment agency, and what it’s like to work there. So if you’re considering a career in international recruitment, read on to find out more.

Working in Whitehall’s International Division can be rewarding, interesting and exciting. The business has a rich history with a strong client base, including some of the biggest and best-known brands in the world, such as Coca-Cola, McLaren and SAP

International Recruitment: The Benefits

One of the biggest benefits of working in international recruitment is learning how to communicate effectively when doing business across different cultures. In addition, you’ll have the chance to develop your interpersonal skills and learn how to navigate different social formalities and business practices.

As a specialist IT recruiter, you’ll get to build a vast network of high-level professionals from the world’s leading organisations, meaning you’ll get the best industry knowledge firsthand. This will give you firsthand access to the latest industry knowledge, helping you to stay ahead of the curve and provide the best possible service to your clients.

Working in international recruitment also provides the chance to work with international clients and candidates, developing invaluable skills that can be applied to any industry. This will help you to understand the global market and provide valuable insights to your clients.

International Recruitment: The Challenges

While there are many benefits to working in international recruitment, it’s essential to acknowledge that there are also challenges. Working across different time zones and dealing with cultural differences can be difficult, but it’s an excellent opportunity to develop your problem-solving skills and learn adaptability.

Dealing with different business practices and working styles can be challenging, but it’s also an opportunity to learn and grow professionally. It’s important to respect different cultures and be aware of how cultural differences can affect business practices.

Travel Opportunities

At Whitehall, we enable our international recruitment consultants to travel the world and experience different cultures firsthand. Our recruiters from the Middle East teams have been to cities across Saudi Arabia and Dubai. In contrast, our recruiters from the European groups have recently visited Germany, Poland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Spain.

Working in international recruitment gives you the opportunity to experience different cultures and meet people from all over the world. This will help you to expand your horizons and gain a broader perspective on the world.

Work for us

Overall, working in international recruitment can be an exciting and rewarding career choice. If you’re looking for a challenging and dynamic work environment, with opportunities for personal and professional growth, then Whitehall’s International Division might be the right fit for you. With the chance to work with international clients and candidates, travel the world, and gain invaluable skills and experience, it’s a great choice for anyone looking to take their career to the next level.

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After working at Whitehall for a number of years now, I look back and wonder why I didn’t get into recruitment sooner. The company values, team spirit and the atmosphere is what makes Whitehall the place to be. On top of that, the commission structure, company rewards and career progression are second to none and I am excited for what my future holds and the goals I can reach.

Nicola Saxham - Senior Consultant – International (DACH) team

Since I started working at Whitehall, I am the happiest I have ever been in my career. The company really do look after you and I enjoy coming into work every day. The operations team always get included in all the incentive schemes, so no one is ever left out. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me here at Whitehall.

Keeley Bell – Operations Coordinator

I have worked at Whitehall for a long time now and it has been a pleasure to be part of the company’s continued growth. It is an exceptional place to work, with a family orientated mentality, and you are rewarded for working hard and being dedicated. I have loved my time here so far and look forward to progressing further.

Jason Wood – Credit Control Supervisor

Whitehall has really helped me curate my career into one I can be proud of – starting as an admin assistant,  I was promoted to the Facilities & Senior Administrator after just 18 months! Just recently, I was part of a project to help the company become Carbon Neutral, which is the best news!! The camaraderie of the whole team is wonderful, and I would thoroughly recommend Whitehall to anyone who is looking to kickstart their career into something amazing!

Abbie Elwood – Facilities & Senior Administrator

I joined the company as an entry-level consultant in the newly formed Key Accounts team back in 2010. Throughout those years I have progressed within the company and have had multiple promotions along the way and have never once looked back. At the moment, I’m looking to continue the growth of my team by adding to the current headcount and in supporting their development to help them to achieve their aspirations.

Adam Edgell – Associate Director – Key Accounts Delivery

The environment here is second to none, I am constantly learning and improving thanks to those around me and from the support of my managers. This is a company that rewards hard work and gives you all the tools you need to develop and succeed. I would recommend Whitehall to anyone, from those looking to start their journey into recruitment to those who already have a number of years’ experience as you will be joining a close-knit team and have the opportunity to thrive and work with some of the best in the industry.

Nathan Joseph – Principal Consultant – UK Permanent – ERP & IT Client Development

Since joining Whitehall Resources, they have given me the opportunity to grow and develop from a trainee position. Whitehall Resources is the ideal company if you are looking for career progression.

Kirsty Small – Contracts Administrator

I joined Whitehall with no experience in recruitment or IT and I could barely use a computer myself. Since joining, I have built a career and a joined a family here. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity I have been given and the guidance I have received from my managers and colleagues (friends). With hard work and a bit of tenacity, Whitehall can give you the chance to change your life for the better.

Jacob Lee – Executive Consultant – UK SAP Contracts

I joined Whitehall Resources with zero recruitment experience and a background in pharmaceuticals. Fast forward six years I have been promoted on multiple occasions and can vouch first hand that Whitehall Resources is a great place for career progression whilst having lots of fun along the way. On top of the career available you get to win lots of incentives including holidays abroad and overall, it is a great place to work.

Georgia Pike - Executive CSM - CSM

After joining Whitehall, I have really found myself within recruitment and even achieved rookie of the year! I am continuously learning and growing. I am looking forward to challenging myself in the future and seeing what I can achieve here at Whitehall.

Hannah Pile – Consultant – UK SAP Perm

I joined Whitehall in late 2015 as IT Support Engineer and have now progressed to Team Lead. Whitehall is a fantastic place to work, where hard work and a strong work ethic is rewarded in both Sales and Operations alike.

Dan Appleby – IT Team Lead