As a professional and experienced headhunter, Will you say that a headhunter will enjoy a good future?
Zhishang Career Expert Answer：
There are two key things I always highlight whenever I respond to this question. The first is that it’s a great time to be an HR and talent industry professional in China right now. This is regardless if you’re pursuing an in-house HR role or HR-services side career providing HR consulting, training, or recruitment services to companies or individuals.
China’s entire economy is going through major changes as it shifts from a manufacturing and labor-based to more consumer, services, and knowledge-oriented one. This healthier economic model requires a significant upgrade and new supply of talent for many industries and businesses to continue to be successful. As a result, the ability to meet significant human resources and talent challenges is mission critical for just about every company in this market. That means excellent career opportunities for professionals in this space.
The other key thing I always mention, however, is that China’s recruitment industry is becoming increasingly more mature, competitive, professional, and selective. Traditionally, the industry here has a reputation for being very sales-oriented, and not very professional overall. If you’re aggressive, persistent, results-driven, and can make 50-100 calls a day, then you could make a good living as a recruiter.
But now, the standards and expectations that companies have for recruiters have risen. Clients want more professionalism, service quality, market intelligence, value, and expertise from the recruiters they use. So for those who only possess these traditional recruitment skills, times are getting tougher. But if you’re someone who is more professional, service- and solutions-oriented, and able to be more of a true consultant to clients, then you ‘re a good fit for the direction that China’s recruitment industry is going. And becoming a professional recruiter can be a career that you’ll be successful at and enjoy pursuing.
So while it’s getting tougher for traditional headhunters, it’s a great time for this new generation of recruiters. Actually, we believe our company, Wang & Li, is a good example of the type of recruitment firm and hiring services this market is increasingly seeking. In fact, if you’d like to explore an opportunity in this industry based on the above, then contact us. We’re always looking for people who have the desire to become high-caliber, recruitment professionals and would be very interested in talking to you!返回