National Graduate Week

Recruitment and Sales

These roles are found within almost every industry and business. Some employers expect graduates to have specific industry know-how, while others seek those with a passion for selling and a willingness to be trained. 

Most sales and recruitment jobs include commission on top of the basic salary, of which the amount can differ depending on what you are selling and the industry you are selling in. Roles can be office based or ‘field’, where travel to clients can be local, nationwide and sometimes overseas and promotion can come quickly for good performers.

There’s many transferable skills you can bring from your degree and your time at university. You don’t have to have worked within the field before, but important traits to succeed are self-motivation, good commercial acumen, good listening skills and good articulation.