What does a Recruitment Consultant do?
A recruitment consultant works with clients to help them find the best candidates for employment at their company. As a recruitment consultant you will search for potential employees, screen them and match them to available job positions. You will create a recruiting strategy and work with clients and candidates from the sourcing stage up until the ideal candidate is hired.
As a recruitment consultant you will be working closely with both clients and job applicants, so strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Experience in the recruiting or human resources field is a plus. A bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Marketing or a relative field is required. You must also be familiar with recruiting and sourcing techniques, including the use of software and social media.
- Build long-term relationships with clients
- Recognize and strive to meet client's hiring needs
- Create and implement recruiting strategies
- Create and post job advertisements
- Search for potential candidates using hiring databases and social media
- Assess applications and resumes
- Screen applicants before the interviewing process
- Match applicants to job positions
- Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, marketing or related field
- Knowledge and understanding of recruiting and sourcing techniques
- Customer Service and sales skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to make reasonable decisions
- Experience using applicant tracking and recruitment marketing software
- Excellent with prioritization and time-management
- Knowledgeable of employer branding techniques
Recruitment Consultant Salaries
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Recruitment Consultant Career Path
Learn how to become a Recruitment Consultant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Recruitment Consultant
When working as a Recruitment Consultant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Job Descriptions, Consulting, Applicant Tracking System, Subsidies and Strong WORK Ethic.
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The most common qualifications to become a Recruitment Consultant is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.