There are lots of good reasons to work in London
As we return to the ‘new normal’, many people are wondering whether it’s still worth working in the city. We think there are still plenty of reasons to work in London.
“Ooh, I could never work in London.”
We’ve heard these words a lot. Non-city dwellers can’t imagine themselves squeezing onto a packed Tube train every morning, clutching a £5 flat white, to make their way to the office. This sentiment is also echoed by many of the people who began working from home during the pandemic and decided that they’d quite like to stay there. Although there are huge advantages to swapping workwear for loungewear, we think there are still some compelling reasons to work in London marketing recruitment.
1. It’s a chance to work in one of the world’s most multicultural cities
There are nine million people inhabiting the 32 boroughs of London, and they have migrated from all over the UK and the world for that privilege. You’ll hear a symphony of different languages being spoken on the city streets and get the chance to sample a variety of cultures and cuisines in a relatively small space.
2. You’ll be in very good industry company
London is a global financial centre, attracting some of the world’s largest corporations alongside Britain’s most successful businesses. Canary Wharf is home to the financial and tech pioneers, with HSBC, American Express, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Thomson Reuters all having offices there. The government makes its home in Westminster, while Camden is the stomping ground of the creative industries – you’ll find Google there.
3. There’s a lot of competition – and that’s a good thing
The size and populous of London means that it attracts some of the finest talent in every field. This makes the job market incredibly competitive, but it’s also an opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best in the business. You might feel like a small fish in a big pond, but it’s definitely worth it.
4. You’ll earn good money
It’s widely acknowledged that living in London is expensive, but the pay on offer reflects that. If you’re hoping to follow a career in recruitment in London, commissions for placements are likely to be in line with the added costs of living in the city.
5. You’ll gain numerous transferable skills
Working in marketing recruitment requires a broad set of skills that will put you in good stead wherever your career path takes you. It’s a job for people with excellent interpersonal skills, and along the way, you’re likely to pick up in-depth knowledge of the industries that you’re recruiting for.
You’ll also be joining a fast-paced career field that has to change with the times, so there’s always something new to learn. Every day is a school day!
6. No two days are the same
If you’re looking for a mundane life, this isn’t the job for you. One day you could be buried under a pile of CVs… but it won’t be long before your interviewing engaging new candidates or visiting a satisfied client at their workplace to see how their new hire is settling in. The variety and scope of the job are what get you hooked, especially in a fast-paced city like London.
7. Your colleagues will be amazing
You may have gathered by now that marketing recruitment isn’t a job for shrinking violets. You can expect an office full of vibrant, exciting individuals like yourself who help make the job what it is. You’ll make great contacts and possibly friends for life, and the work nights out are never dull.
8. When you’re not working, there’s plenty to do!
When you’re not in the office, London awaits! World-class museums, theatres, palaces, restaurants, entertainment venues and more are all within a short walk or cycle. There’s always something happening, and if it all becomes too much you’ll find beautiful patches of green space all over the city.
9. It’s very easy to get away
Even though we’ve been celebrating the joys of living and working in London, sometimes we all want to escape. And that’s very easy too. You can hop on a train after lunch and be in Paris by tea time, or even further afield for a few drinks that night. London is well served by airports too, so it’s never been easier to see more of the world.
10. It’ll keep you on your toes
How many people do you know who can honestly say their jobs are exciting, and they look forward to going to work? Choosing a dynamic and fast-paced career in one of the best cities in the world can do that.