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          Helping you find a career in the recruitment consultant industry

          As a recruitment consultant you will be responsible for attracting candidates for jobs and matching them to relevant positions within client companies.

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          What does a Recruitment consultant do?

          Your duties will include:

          • Using sales and marketing techniques to attract business from client companies
          • Visiting clients to ensure that you have positive relationships with them
          • Developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, their work culture and environment
          • Advertising vacancies on a variety of platforms, for instance, online job portals and social media websites
          • Headhunting appropriate candidates
          • Receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and creating a shortlist of candidates
          • Requesting references
          • Briefing the candidate about the role and their responsibilities
          • Organising interviews
          • Negotiating pay and salary rates
          • Working towards and exceeding targets
          Skills & interests required for a Recruitment consultant
          • Great interpersonal skills
          • Sales and negotiation skills
          • A goal-orientated approach
          • The ability to prioritise tasks
          • Problem solving skills
          • The ability to meet deadlines
          • Self-determination
          • The ability to work well in a team
          What hours does a Recruitment consultant typically do?

          The usual working day is 9am - 5pm but working longer hour can be required and it may include early starts and evenings.

          What environment is a Recruitment consultant based in?

          The work is office-based but there is often time spent outside the office.

          How much does a Recruitment consultant travel?

          Travel within the working day may be required to meet with clients and interview candidates.

          How much does a Recruitment consultant get paid?

          Trainee recruitment consultants usually have a starting salary between £15,000 to £20,000. Recruitment consultants' average salaries are around £22,000 to £28,000, and senior consultants earn between £28,000 to £35,000.

          Managers with 10+ years' experience can earn in excess of £40,000. However, the total average salary can increase to £38,000 for consultants and £60,000+ for managers once bonuses and commission are included.

          Perks & benefits
          • Sales performance bonuses
          • Pre-paid training
          • A company car
          • Mobile phones
          • Pension schemes
          • End-of-year awards
          What qualifications does a Recruitment consultant need?

          Roles of this kind are generally open to all graduates regardless of degree subject. Entry with an HND or foundation degree is also possible.

          Further reading

          Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP)