The BEST BD Roles in Recruitment

Completing admin for every candidate you speak with is like a rubbish Tinder date.

Long. Boring. And unsatisfying.

You’ll probably end up sitting on job boards all day, sending copious declined diary invites, calling for references, changing CVs into word, and the holy grail of excitement… the almighty spell check.

As you sit there, wondering why 90% of candidates find it difficult to spell check their CV, you realise something.

That person over the other side of the room doesn’t do any of this. They’re either on the phone or out on meetings.

They sell to decision makers. On first glance that sounds challenging, but they sound friendly with all of them, because they speak all the time.

This makes recruitment rewarding.

If BD’s done correctly, you’re selling to people you know. Not having to introduce yourself every time you pick up the phone.

Alongside that, earning potential can be higher than that of just pure candidate focused roles.

And the sell often involves drinks on the company Amex.

Winner winner liquid dinner.

Here are the tip top companies on Hunted that offer a pure career in Business Development.



BD consultants work with managers, directors and CXOs in FTSE 100 firms, innovative start-ups and top strategy consultancies.

Warm desk offering a fantastic portfolio of existing clients which include Apple, Tesco and Amazon.

Focussing purely on clients, you’ll work closely with the Candidate Mangers who will provide your clients with the best Analytics and Research graduates up to Execs.

Tailor packages for your client’s needs by selling RPOs, Contingent and Retained solutions.





The Business Development Team at Monarch Recruitment are focussed on the Digital & IT space.

The team of four’s client base consists of major public sector institutions, household brands such as Sainsbury’s, MasterCard and Kurt Geiger, cutting-edge technology firms and tech start-up’s.



With offices in Sydney, Singapore, Munich and Putney Bridge, i-Pharm offer a chance for you to build out their European presence within Pharma & Life Sciences.

Work your way from up Client Relations to BD Manager.



Technology recruitment agency Empiric have a BD team focussed on IT Contract recruitment.

This team has consultants under 30 years old earning £160k/year.

Progress from a Senior Sales Executive up to a leadership or management role.


Executive Network Group

Executive Network Group 

BD consultants at ENG focus on the HR brand due to a 120% growth since 2015.

Network HR are proud to partner the FTSE 250, Fortune 500, Fast Track 200 and Market Disrupters that are all seeking transformational expertise as the landscape of the economy changes.

Tailor contingent or retained packages for your clients.

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