Recruitment Consultant

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25-11-2018 | EXPIRA LA 25-11-2018

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Recruitment Consultant - 2 years of recruitment experience is required Recruitment consultants are responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to temporary or permanent positions with client companies.
-They work with client companies, building relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements.
-Recruitment consultants attract candidates by drafting advertising copy for use in a range of media, as well as by networking, headhunting and through referrals.
-They 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 consultants provide a vital link between clients and candidates.
The role is demanding and diverse and involves:
using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking to attract business from client companies;
visiting clients to build and develop relationships;
developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do, plus their work culture and environment;
advertising vacancies by drafting and placing adverts in a range of media, for example newspapers, websites, magazines;
using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates and employers;
headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work;
using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy;
receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and tests and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client;
requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client;
briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question;
preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients regarding of suitable applicants;
organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client;
informing candidates about the results of their interviews;
negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates;
offering advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates, training and career progression;
working towards and exceeding targets that may relate to the number of candidates placed, a value to be billed to clients or business leads generated;
reviewing recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes..
Working hours
Long working hours are common and may include evenings.


What to expect -Work is office based but time is also spent outside the office, meeting with clients and interviewing candidates.
-Self-employment or freelance work is possible, but generally only for consultants who have expert knowledge of a specialist sector.
-Career breaks are possible in certain circumstances, but are uncommon due to the dynamic nature of the sector.
-A smart personal appearance is important as the role involves meetings with clients and conducting interviews with candidates.
-The role can be challenging, but also exciting as the profession is fast-paced, target driven and demanding.
-Travel within the working day may be required to meet with clients.
-Overseas travel is less common, unless you are working within travel-related industries or for a niche market. Overseas work is possible, however, with large companies that have overseas branches.Qualifications
-Recruitment consultant roles are generally open to graduates regardless of degree subject.
-Employers typically value drive, experience, skills and abilities as well as the determination to succeed over specific qualifications.

SkillsYou will need to show evidence of the following: -excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
-sales and negotiation skills;
-a goal-orientated approach to work;
-the ability to handle multiple priorities;
-problem-solving ability;
-the ability to meet deadlines and targets;
ambition and the determination to succeed;
confidence and self-motivation;
time management and organisational skills;
team-working skills;
You must also enjoy working in a high-pressure environment and the responsibility that comes with it.
Work experience in sales, marketing or any customer-oriented role is useful for starting a career in the recruitment industry.
Recruitment consultancies will often accept applications from those without recruitment industry experience as long as they demonstrate the right combination of skills and personal qualities. Salary Salaries vary across sectors and locations, but typically include a basic salary plus a performance-related bonus or commission.
Other benefits may include training, car, mobile phones, laptops, pension schemes, team drinks, social functions and end-of-year rewards for the top billing consultant or department.


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Executive Recruitment
A large and experienced recruitment team
Our greatest strength is the people who work with us. We carefully train and support our staff to ensure that you enjoy a high standard of attention and service. Our recruitment consultants are highly experienced and regularly take the time to keep themselves up to date in the sectors that they specialist in.
With a wealth of experience in the recruitment industry our consultants fully understand the needs of their clients and know the challenges, competition and the current market situation. This deep understanding of the industry and dedication to customer satisfaction is just one aspect that separates us from other recruitment consultancies.