My Search story by Alfie Steadman, Legal consultant. Part 1: Post graduation panic  

So, you’ve finished university, got your degree but you don’t have a single clue about what you’d like to do with the rest of your adult life. Don’t panic, we’ve all been there.

Search are keen to show you why recruitment could be the perfect career choice for you. In a series of three articles, Alfie Steadman, one of our Legal recruitment consultants, shares his experience of leaving university, searching for a job and his decision to join Search as a recruiter.

Over to Alfie…

When you’re in your final year of university and real life is heading towards you at a worrying speed, many graduates begin questioning whether the career they might have assumed was their destiny is the right one for them. I was one of these. I found myself considering why I wanted to be a lawyer and I couldn’t really provide a concrete answer.

After studying Law at the University of Brighton, initially (like almost all Law students), I had gone to university with the intention of becoming a lawyer. For this reason, my choice to become a legal recruiter was met with resounding confusion from both my friends and family. Unlike a career as a solicitor or barrister, people generally don’t understand what it means to be a recruiter and, like almost all those people considering the profession,  I had very little idea of what the job really involved.

It’s fairly difficult to find real information about recruitment online. Granted, you can read the job spec to get a picture of what the job might entail but this often omits the specific day to day activities.  I therefore found it difficult to discern what the jump from student to recruiter really involved and how it would help me to develop personally. That was when I came across Search’s website…

Stay tuned for part two of Alfie’s Search story.

Interested in a career in recruitment? Get in touch here.

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