Our Maximizing Sales training will help you grasp basic recruitment skills and develop your commercial acumen. The training is very interactive and ranges from theory-based classroom style learning to discussions, group exercises and role plays.
At PageGroup, we have five values that have always contributed to our success; take pride, be passionate, never give up, work as a team and make it fun.
Our values and culture are reflected in everything we do, in each of our offices across the globe. It’s what sets us apart – join us and you’ll receive the best training, support and development opportunities throughout your PageGroup career and plenty of rewards for your work.
No one can match the opportunities we offer – and it’s up to you to decide the path your career takes. Want to lead a team of recruitment consultants and see them beat targets every quarter? Want to develop your career internationally? Want to be the highest biller? All of this can become a reality at PageGroup.
We’re passionate about your career progression. Most people join us as recruitment consultants but we have plenty of examples of people who start at more senior levels – it all depends on your experience. Look at the steps you’ll take at PageGroup.
Why I joined PageGroup
I joined PageGroup right after graduating from Emory University in May 2012. After my interview at Michael Page, I realized recruitment would be challenging and exciting. I was amazed at how quickly entry level candidates could grow their careers and I loved the idea of being in a true merit-based organization. After interviewing at three recruitment companies, it was clear to me that Michael Page was the right place to start my career.
As a recent graduate, I was particularly looking for an organization that would give the necessary tools to its new hires since I had never been in this type of role in any of my internships. I was extremely impressed with the thorough training program that was described to me in the interview process and to this day I give a lot of credit to the tools that were given to me in my formal training sessions and informal instruction from others on a daily basis.
My PageGroup career so far
I had a lot to learn about working hard in a professional sales environment and about the world of recruitment in general. A learning curve is inevitable and, to be honest, it was not easy when I started. After a few months of intense training and development, I finally felt like everything clicked. I qualified for my first Quarterly High Flyers in my third quarter at Michael Page and am happy to say that I have qualified for every one since. In my first full year at PageGroup, I was one of about thirty people to qualify for the Annual High Flyers trip to the Bahamas which was an amazing way to celebrate our year of achievements.
PageGroup prides itself in growing and developing the careers of its employees and I have been fortunate to experience that as well. I was promoted to a Senior Recruitment Consultant in the start of my second year at PageGroup and 10 months after that promoted again to Managing Consultant where I am now responsible for the training, development and accomplishments of two recruitment consultants.
As a full-cycle recruitment firm, we are responsible for managing our relationships with clients, developing new business and new relationships and managing the cycle of the jobs we are actively recruiting for through to offer stages. As a Managing Consultant, I still do the recruiting, business development and training but I am additionally responsible for hiring new members and growing our team. This position is intended to give me a preview of the Manager role and it allows me to work closely with my manager to learn team management skills and learn how to balance the wide responsibilities of the role.
My advice to others who want to join PageGroup
Learn as much as you can about a career in recruitment and ask as many questions as possible in the interview process. I also encourage people to research how we differentiate ourselves from our competitors as I am confident that the PageGroup employees, the training programs, compensation structure, incentive programs and overall opportunities for career development make PageGroup a standout from its competitors.
I joined Michael Page after graduating Iona College in 2010, with a degree in International Business. I was recruiting in the banking and financial services sector for almost a year before moving to our Page Personnel business in April 2011. This gave my career more variation, as I was exposed to different divisions of the PageGroup business.
I was promoted to manager in July 2012 and have since transitioned back to Michael Page – I’ve just launched our new business, Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain, and am looking forward to entering a new market with a wealth of opportunity.
1. Has the managerial route lived up to your expectations so far?
Yes it has. I knew very shortly after joining PageGroup that I wanted to be a manager. If you're an individual who loves a healthy challenge, then the expectations to add value from both a mentoring perspective and as a contributor can be quite fulfilling and exciting.
2. What have you found most challenging since joining PageGroup?
Our role is to add value to an organization not just through recruiting top talent but in advising clients on how to be strategic and competitive in an ever changing market. With vast competition and business restraints with our clients we must be that much more creative in our approach. That can pose its own challenges, however here at PageGroup we’re given the autonomy to do so.
3. Who do you most admire? How have their attributes influenced the way you work?
I most admire my MD as he's shown me that hard work coupled with investment in our people and an appetite for success results in a limitless career. That along with his passion for the business and genuine interest in his people's careers confirms for me the opportunities that can be had.
4. Describe a time when having a sense of fun has helped you within PageGroup.
The environment here at Page is always quite fun. While we are all innately competitive individuals, everyone works as a team. That, along with the daily banter on the desk as well as the various events held regularly, helps to keep the environment a positive one. This job can be difficult if you don't enjoy yourself and those around you.
Why I joined PageGroup:
I worked for a boutique recruitment firm in oil and gas for six years and I was offered a position to build the oil and gas team at Michael Page’s new office in Houston. I was excited to leverage my industry experience alongside the excellent reputation and global reach of the Group to build a new discipline (Michael Page Oil & Gas) in the US.
My PageGroup career so far:
Since joining in January 2013, our team has grown from just one to nine. We moved into an expanded office space in March 2013 and continued to expand our Houston capabilities to include Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing. I was voted “MVP” for Houston in 2013, and earned a promotion to Senior Manager in Q1 2014. The Michael Page Oil & Gas team saw 400% revenue growth year-on-year in the first half of 2014, as a result of this I’m most proud of the promotions given to three recruitment consultants on the team.
I manage a team of recruitment consultants that specialize in recruiting engineering and technical professionals for the oil and gas industry. My day consists of team planning and discussing business development strategy, making calls to develop client relationships, interviewing candidates interested in exploring the market, visiting clients off-site, one-on-one meetings with the recruitment consultants on my team, and collaborating with the other teams in our office. This job requires a lot of energy and hard work, but we always find a way to have fun doing it. That could mean going to happy hour, taking an afternoon to go play paintball, or making it on High Flyers!
My advice to others who want to join PageGroup:
If you want to join an organization that can offer you real opportunities to build a career with the opportunity to work internationally, PageGroup has the track record to prove they can. This company offers the training and the tenure needed to push people to be the best of the best. It is a big challenge, but if you’re up for it the rewards are even bigger!
I’m executive director of the front office banking executive team, and have over 14 years of search experience, including six in London and eight in the US.
I began my career in corporate finance in 1995 and after five successful years decided to join one of the largest financial recruitment firms in the UK, heading up their permanent banking division. After being approached by senior management, I took the opportunity to join Michael Page in 2004 and set up a practice in London, before being asked to transfer to the USA to build up our banking division. I now head up front office executive hiring within corporate and investment banking for the US.
1. Why did you decide to take the executive route having been a manager previously
Having built three highly successful teams in London, Stamford and then New York, managing over 30 people, I wanted to target the aspects of the recruitment role I enjoyed the most. This was the business development, client interaction and direct revenue production.
2. What do you enjoy most about your current role?
Building a successful executive business. This has directly involved developing new and varied client relationships, working with rainmakers across various industry groups and growing revenue in previously unexplored sectors.
3. What has been your greatest challenge and how has this changed in the last 12 months?
Having been utilized as a top manager across various recruitment sectors, it was initially very different to focus on a personal billing role. For example, over 50% of my time had been involved with hiring, training and developing staff, as well as business strategy and expansion. However, since I’ve adjusted it’s been very satisfying to focus on business development, reigniting client relationships and winning and referring business across PageGroup.
4. What is your range of clients like?
One of the biggest benefits of moving to more of an executive role has been the breadth and depth of client relationships. This has included working on MD/director roles across the US, including selling and filling a structured finance retainer in Arizona and working on roles with firms from consumer goods to bulge bracket banks.
5. How important is teamwork here?
One of the keys to being a successful executive recruiter, even though you’re not directly managing large numbers of people, is to appreciate how vital the Page family is to your success. You directly cross-sell the full range of recruitment products for other Page businesses and are still fully embedded in the PageGroup team.
Our Maximizing Sales training will help you grasp basic recruitment skills and develop your commercial acumen. The training is very interactive and ranges from theory-based classroom style learning to discussions, group exercises and role plays.
Our temp training focuses on sales techniques and skills that can be employed by a recruitment consultant that focuses on recruiting temporary positions. This is delivered by the learning and development team and a manager in a workshop style with delegates from all business disciplines.
Designed for experienced recruitment consultants who are considered to be our future leaders, this challenging course is a great opportunity to check, test and extend your recruitment skills while simultaneously learning how to grow your business and interact with your core peer group.
The work environment at PageGroup is by its very nature a supportive one. You can expect to receive regular coaching from senior managers and experienced recruitment consultants.
Semi-annual appraisals with your line manager allow you to focus on your strengths, identify areas for development and set goals for the next few months. Supported by regular reviews, this system promotes an open dialogue that will shape your future within the Group.
This development program is designed for managers at all levels within the business to help them unlock and maximize the potential of their teams.
This modular course, for all levels of the directorate, aims to refine a range of skill sets, with particular focus on leadership and vision.
PageGroup is a sales focused environment, but whether or not you have experience in this area or have worked in recruitment before, you’ll receive our market leading training when you start and throughout your career with us.
At consultant level you will have an interview with your manager and the managing director of the business, along with a few short tests to check you’re right for us and we’re right for you.
When you join PageGroup, you’ll soon find the rewards aren’t just cash incentives. Our competitive basic salaries, comprehensive benefit programs and personal and team based bonuses, combined with ‘High Flyers’ trips abroad for high achievers and regular team social events make PageGroup’s rewards the best in the industry.
We take pride in caring about our colleagues, so you will enjoy a range of wellbeing benefits on top of the financial rewards.
Be part of an organization that makes success fun. In all our offices, the world over, everyone enjoys a collaborative atmosphere where rewards are meaningful, performance based and often fun.
*Some benefits may apply after one year’s service.
As well as embracing our values, we encourage an environment where everyone gets involved in our corporate responsibility. Find out more about our approach to employee engagement, charity, internships and the environment in our corporate responsibility report.
We raise funds for the American Cancer Society to support their mission of saving lives, helping people get well and finding cures. We took part in the George Washington Bridge Challenge and raised $18,817.01 from our New Jersey, New York City and Stamford offices. We also raised $2415 by taking part in the Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park and so far this year we raised $2400 from our ‘dress down Fridays’.
The Fresh Air Fund provides free summer experiences in the country to New York City children from low-income communities. Our NYC office opened their doors to at risk youth. Recruitment consultants volunteered their time to let the kids shadow them, explain the importance of staying in school and learn about the world of recruitment. We plan to take part in additional shadowing events and a social media campaign to drive more traffic to their cause.
Recruitment consultants from our Philadelphia office raced at the 24th Annual Race for the Cure. A series of 5k runs, the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure is the world’s largest and most successful fundraising event for breast cancer.
We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to continually improving our own working environment. We call this OpenPage.
We appreciate that every individual is different and we want to ensure that everyone, whether a candidate seeking work through us, or one of our own employees, is valued and respected and that their selection for recruitment, training or promotion is always based on merit.
I joined Michael Page Sales in 2006 as a recruitment consultant. Interestingly I didn't join (as many do) with the intentions of working internationally... it's funny how things pan out when the right opportunity presents itself.
Last year I had an internal discussion about the growth potential and the obstacles to overcome in our Canadian business. I'm now director of Michael Page Sales, Marketing and Technology in Toronto. It's still early days with plenty to accomplish but I already feel that I've learned so much. I'm excited about what lies ahead and it's clear that it was the 'right time', despite me not knowing it only a few months ago!
One of the reasons I joined PageGroup in 2009 was the opportunity to gain international experience. After five years I knew I could stay or challenge myself somewhere new.
I am still a very young director and people in Russia consider my relocation to San Francisco Bay Area (the most developed area for new business development and start ups and an incredible place to live) as amazing.
The one thing I would say if you want to progress your career internationally – don’t be afraid to chase for it and make your dreams come true.
I joined in France as a recruitment consultant and progressed to manager level before applying for an international move and I was given the opportunity to move to New York. Heading back to Europe, I joined our office in Brussels to take over various disciplines in Belgium. After a few years, good results and a baby, I moved to Mexico City to grow our operations in this dynamic country.
I enjoy the nice weather and amazing weekend trips this beautiful country offers. If you want to develop professionally and enjoy a strong international network, PageGroup is definitely the place to be!
I started at PageGroup on the graduate programme in 2008 and before transferring to Houston I recruited in the mining, oil and gas sectors in Brisbane. Transferring internationally can do a lot for your career but it’s also a big challenge.
Having worked in both the Australian and US oil and gas markets I have now transferred to Calgary to help open the office here and establish a local presence for Michael Page in Western Canada. Calgary is a beautiful city only an hour from the Rocky Mountains and the market is similar to that of Australia in a lot of aspects. Calgary presents a significant opportunity for Michael Page and gives us an integrated North American oil and gas team.
I joined Michael Page in 2000 in London and in 2014 it felt the right time to explore international opportunities.
Learning something new about yourself and other people, learning new ways of recruiting in different markets has always been the main driver behind my attachment to PageGroup. Moving to Sweden has taken this to a whole new level.
The trust placed in you when you move abroad is inspiring, realising how much there is to learn gives you extra energy and living in a different environment positively challenges you professionally and personally. Now I won’t look back when I am old and wonder ‘if only’...
I started in Page Personnel Milan in 2009 as a trainee and became a senior recruitment consultant in the Retail division in 2010. In 2012 I took over the Digital & New Media specialization and in October 2013 I became a manager.
I was happy in Milan but I wanted to experience meeting new people and working in a new division. I also wanted to develop personally.
I now work for Michael Page Finance & Accounting in Munich – of course it is a hard challenge and a new start, but it is a wonderful experience. I´m happy about the opportunity that PageGroup gave me.
I was one of the top performers in Europe and won a trip to Istanbul. I didn’t know then but a year later the company, in response to my desire for international experience, was going to propose Turkey as my next chance to develop.
I am growing a new team in Istanbul, a wonderful city in a country where the culture is different from Italy but where there is a lot of energy in people and life. With PageGroup there are opportunities to learn about new cultures and live the experience.
South Africa is very different from the UK, there are certain aspects of employment policy I had to overcome, but I find this makes it more exciting and it gave me a challenge. Johannesburg is known as the 'City of Gold' – as the gateway to Africa it provides you with further exposure to an emerging market. It really is an exciting place to recruit.
There is a great atmosphere in the office. The teams are motivated, passionate and diverse. There is a true sense of PageGroup culture here, with the added twist of South Africa.
I was interested in the idea of international opportunities within the Group so started applying for a transfer. News came that the business was being launched in Jakarta, so I applied, got the job and moved here in January.
The best bit about moving is that it has taken me completely out of my comfort zone. I’m learning about a new culture and how to adapt in all sorts of situations – personally and professionally. Moving is definitely worthwhile. It has opened my mind and my eyes and given me space to explore and develop.
China is very different to Europe and the initial impact can be strong. It is important to have an open mind and see things with interest, curiosity and a sense of humor. Everyday can be a surprise, from the food to a new word that helps you in daily life to a new place to visit or a new person to meet.
I don’t know how many other companies can offer this level and variety of international opportunities; it’s a chance to build your future success. My only regret is that I should have done this earlier!
We are specialist recruiters. This means all our recruitment consultants are experts in their industry and only recruit into their specific market, giving our customers the best insight and widest reach during their recruitment process.
The role of a PageGroup recruitment consultant revolves around business development, commercial customer service and generating revenue while engaging with clients, candidates and your PageGroup colleagues.
The key responsibilities of a recruitment consultant include:
Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel make up recruitment powerhouse PageGroup. Join one of our teams and you’ll be working for one of the best names in the industry.
From where we started in 1976, we’ve grown to become a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment, with 153 offices in 35 countries. Our global network of employees work together to achieve our business objectives, while staying true to the PageGroup values.
Take your career to the next level; join PageGroup and become a recruitment consultant.
Recruitment is fast-paced, exciting and incredibly rewarding and it’s often challenging too. You must be prepared to push yourself in a sales environment if you want to reap the rewards.
Take our test to find out if you have what it takes to join PageGroup as a recruitment consultant.
Take the test to find out if you have the right attributes to become a PageGroup recruitment consultant.
We recognize that there are particular qualities that make people successful in our organization.
Many of these skills are easily transferred from your current or past work experiences. Have you ever had to negotiate with someone? Had to adapt your approach depending on your audience? Have you ever had to push yourself to achieve the best result?
The ability to be compelling and persuasive, develop relationships and work as part of a team, meet targets and compete for the best results is what will set you apart as a successful recruitment consultant.
Want to enjoy uncapped earnings and build long-term relationships with clients? Do you want greater career prospects but your career goals extend beyond what your current employer is able to provide?
Become a PageGroup consultant today and utilize your existing sales skills in a market leading recruitment company.
Many personal and professional attributes are transferable in this industry and we’re on the lookout for talented sales people who want to be part of a team and take control of their own career.
Sound like you? Take a look at our case studies on the right to find out how some of our consultants came to us from a sales role, they explain the benefits of working in a role with a stable income, clear career progression and management opportunities.
Are you considering leaving the armed forces but not yet found your next career move?
PageGroup could be the answer you're looking for. We can help you with the transition from active duty into civilian life with unparalleled opportunities. You could become part of a company that at its core embodies teamwork, pride and passion. Capitalize on your skills and develop in a commercial environment among other talented individuals who want success and fun in equal amounts.
At PageGroup you can expect to work hard but be fairly rewarded for your endeavors. We pride ourselves on allowing our recruitment consultants to have a voice and immediately impact the business they join. We have a fast track management development program that helps accelerate your progression if you prove your talent and commitment.
A global company that's at the cutting edge of economic and world developments, we have a robust network of offices in the United States, but will also allow you the opportunity to explore overseas postings if that’s where your dreams lie.
PageGroup already has several former JMOs throughout all levels of the business including key senior leadership positions. We’re always looking for talented, highly motivated people to join our team.
Looking for the next step in your recruitment career but unsure where to go?
Whether you are currently working in a boutique or in a larger corporate, we can offer unrivalled career opportunities for talented recruiters looking to maximize their potential.
In return you can expect uncapped earnings in a team environment, industry leading training and development and a structured career path. Experienced recruiters at PageGroup enjoy a rewarding, lucrative career in addition to incredible opportunities to establish or join our national and international offices.
For more reasons to join us, take a look at our case studies and discover more from recruitment consultants and managers who have joined from other recruiters and never looked back.
If you’ve got what it takes to be a successful member of our team apply now.
Joining us isn’t just a great idea because we’re one of the best names in the industry, it’s also because in all our offices you’ll enjoy some of the best rewards and benefits out there. You’ll receive market leading sales training and all the support to equip yourself with the skills needed to win top clients and make a name for yourself.
Across the world we offer a number of different student internships and graduate development programs to help you gain commercial experience and learn on the job.
Find out from our interns and grads firsthand what it’s like to join PageGroup and kick-start a career in recruitment.
Client and candidate satisfaction rank highly among our recruitment consultants and this continues right the way through to director level. Negotiating on behalf of our clients to secure them the best candidates for their roles and the best package for our candidates is challenging.
Yes, it's business-to-business sales.
There is a constant buzz of activity. As we have small business teams the offices are open plan, highly supportive as well as lots of fun.
The euphoria of placing candidates and being rewarded for achieving targets is evident throughout the whole organization. In addition, the pride associated with working for such a well-known brand is a definite plus.
You will be paid a competitive base salary with the opportunity to receive bonus/commission payments. Your career will progress within PageGroup based on the results that you achieve – 87% of our directors were promoted from within. There are also trips abroad for high achievers and quarterly events within a fun and team-based environment. Finally, to round out your rewards package, we have competitive benefit programs.
All recruitment consultants have a set of key performance indicators relative to the business in which they work, these are discussed with your manager on a daily basis and used to track and improve your performance. In addition we have a bi-annual appraisal which gives you the opportunity to discuss, among other things, your long-term career plans.
As well as attending your regional recruitment consultant development program, you will also receive one-to-one support from your manager, including on desk coaching and shadowing and localised workshop sessions for key recruitment skills.
Successful applicants will be required to attend either an interview or assessment center, along with the opportunity to spend some time with the team you will potentially join on the operating floor and a meeting with the relevant business MD.
We will contact you either way to confirm whether or not you have been successful and provide you with relevant feedback on your performance.
At PageGroup, you are part of a company at the leading edge of the recruitment industry. We offer a rewarding corporate environment and create opportunities and challenges for our employees to reach their potential and feel like a contributor to PageGroup’s success.
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