Top 3 Reasons Why Now Is The Best Time To Have a Career In Recruitment

If you’re:

  • a jobseeker looking for a role that’s fulfilling, rewarding and can open doors to numerous opportunities, or
  • just looking for a career change because you want to do something more exciting,

we’re here to tell you why a recruitment is a good field to turn your attention to, and why now is the best time to do this.

1. Most job markets are reaching pre-pandemic levels again

Across the globe, we’ve seen borders reopen and job opportunities increase as a result of that. Hiring had remained stagnant and even slowed down for the last two years, but looking at data on several job markets, this is no longer the case. Especially in Asia, countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia have seen an upward trend in vacancies that need to be filled in the last few months.

For recruiters, a healing job market is great news, as it signals more opportunities and a larger scope of work. In Singapore, for example, HR & Admin jobs saw a 22% increase compared to earlier this year, with a great want for talent acquisition specialists, especially.

What recruiters need to be aware of, however, is how drastically recruitment has changed since the start of the pandemic – and how it is crucial for them to adapt to the new norms of hiring. Elements that need to be considered would be diversity and inclusion, flexible work arrangements and a work-life balance, amongst many others.

2. There’s tons of room for career and personal growth

Most jobs can offer a chance for development, but the beauty of recruitment is the vastness of its scope of work. In recruitment, you will have a variety of tasks – you could oversee setting up job ads, shortlisting candidates, arranging interviews, conducting verification checks, etc. For all of these, you will be able to use different skills and tools, giving you a strong grasp over your work.

Recruitment also allows you to have meaningful relationships with your clients, all while enhancing your own network. You get to take charge of your personal career growth and as well as help others with their careers – leaving a positive impact on their lives. By working with candidates and hires from various walks of life, you’ll also get to broaden your interpersonal skills.

3. There’s an increase in demand for flexible recruitment

According to a study conducted by LinkedIn, 81% of talent professionals are on track with virtual recruiting continuing post-pandemic. A survey by Gartner found that 86% of organizations are conducting virtual interviews, instead of in-person ones to hire suitable candidates. With a post-pandemic aligned hiring strategy, companies get the advantage of going globally faster. Virtual recruiting can also portray how they are adapting to being flexible – making candidates feel more secure to have it as an option.

In short, recruitment is really the way to go if you’re looking for a career that’s flexible, pays an attractive base salary coupled with commission, and allows you to climb the career ladder swiftly.

Links International is actively hiring recruiters in Singapore!

At Links, we have ever-growing recruitment teams spanned over 13 branches across Asia. Our teams in mainland China & Hong Kong have rapidly expanded over the last 40 months with over 40% YOY growth in both population and revenue. However, an upcoming star we’d like to place the spotlight on is our Singapore office.

As the demand for our services have grown in Singapore, we’re on the lookout for recruiters who’d like to join us! A career with us will open you to a host of opportunities, allowing you to have great professional and personal progression. As a recruiter, you will be provided with enough resources for support and training and the chance benefit from what is one of the most attractive commission schemes in recruitment agencies.

 Apply for our available jobs below:

You can also directly send your CV to our Regional HR Business Partner, Grace Wong, at

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