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The role of a Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment consultants are responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to temporary, contract or permanent positions with client companies. You work with client companies, building relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements – fully understanding your client is essential!

Recruitment consultants attract candidates by advertising within a wide range of media job boards, Linked in, as well as by networking, headhunting and through referrals. You screen candidates, interview them, do background checks and finally match them to their clients. Consultants also provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities.

Recruitment is fast paced and challenging, the hours can be long, it can be hard to switch off and you are always competing against yourself, your colleagues and external competitors to deliver a performance, at times you will have knock backs, it is how you deal with them that will allow you to succeed!

Recruitment is a pressured sales environment, a large part of your day is spent on the phone speaking with clients and candidates, promoting what you can do for both as a consultant and what service you can offer.

You must be a confident communicator, enthusiastic, be able to listen, be consistent in your daily activity, never rest on your laurels and think outside the box!

A typical day…

Recruitment consultants provide a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and involves:

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