My answer is YES! I have seen and helped many. You can go from a zero to a hero in 90 days in this business. The barrier of entry is low, but many fail. Some due to the fact that they are not salespeople at heart and this is a sales job.
One way to get started is to look at a franchise in staffing and there are several to choose from. My company offers franchise opportunities for healthcare, and there is MRI, Snelling, Express, SPI, and many others...
You can also find a ton of great training out there from the likes of events such as RecruitFest, ERE, Fordyce, NAPS, and ASA as well as from trainers such as Danny Cahill (awesome!), Barb Bruno (Top Producer!), Scott Love, Jeff Skretney, Bill Radin, Margaret Graziano, Doug Beabout, Greg Doersching...
Contact me if I can help you in any way.
Sorry but I have to respectfully disagree with the no placements for 6 months comment. I have hired over 1000 recruiters during the past 13 years and the rule of thumb is that you should close your first deal within your first 3 months. In fact we used to have an unwritten rule that if a recruiter could not close a deal in 3 months then they had one foot out the door and the other on a banana peel. Having an expectation of nothing for 6 months just does not sit well with me. Also the luck factor is there but the hard work will more often be the determining factor not luck. Just my 2 cents.
Tom Byrne said: