What does a Lead 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.

What responsibilities are common for Lead Recruitment Consultant jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Lead Recruitment Consultant jobs?
  • 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
  • Well-organized
  • Ability to make reasonable decisions
  • Experience using applicant tracking and recruitment marketing software
  • Excellent with prioritization and time-management
  • Knowledgeable of employer branding techniques
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lead Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

€37,568 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Lead Recruitment Consultant Career Path

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Pulse RecruitmentPulse Recruitment
Senior Recruitment Consultant
7 Nov 2022

“From day one the training and coaching was excellent and elevated my performance with Pulse.”

Venn GroupVenn Group
Recruitment Consultant
26 Jan 2021

“Made some great friends here who I enjoyed my time outside of work and keep in touch with.”

Recruitment Consultant
9 Sept 2021

“Young staff stupid And niaeve don't know any better things the way the md acts is normal.”

Recruitment Consultant
16 Jan 2023

“Your are one of many Expected to work crazy hours outside your shifted hours Pay is not great”

Weatherby HealthcareWeatherby Healthcare
Physician Consultant/Recruiter
2 Nov 2020

“I say this as someone that got along with everyone and actually liked the people I worked with.”

Australian Health ProfessionalsAustralian Health Professionals
Recruitment Consultant
20 Jul 2021

“They genuinely care about your career development and push you to take the next step.”

Frank Recruitment GroupFrank Recruitment Group
Graduate Recruitment Consultant
23 Nov 2020

“Sarah Brennan was supportive throughout and always made sure I felt confident and prepared for each interview.”

Reuben SinclairReuben Sinclair
Senior Recruitment Consultant
25 Aug 2022

“They´re one of the market leaders in the industry and that will give you great learning and development opportunities.”

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