Recruitment consultants interview applicants to determine their job requirements and suitability for particular jobs, assess their training needs and help employers to find suitable staff.
Duties & Tasks
Recruitment consultants may perform the following tasks:interview people looking for work, and record relevant personal and work details to match them with appropriate jobs
receive and record job vacancy information from employers
organise advertising, interviewing and selection processes for recruitment campaigns
conduct and analyse psychometric (personality, behavioural style, ability or aptitude) tests
interview job seekers and prepare shortlists of candidates for referral to prospective employers
check references and suitability of applicants before referring to employers
prepare resumes and correspondence for suitable applicants to forward to employers
advise job seekers regarding personal presentation at interviews and about their written applications and resumes
arrange appropriate training in job skills
assist with sales and marketing duties designed to increase the client base, including visiting employers to assess working conditions and discuss consultancy services and fees
observe jobs to obtain information about job requirements
prepare job descriptions and letters of appointment
prepare rosters and duty statements, as well as organise security passes and identification.
Consultants in private industry often work long hours to interview jobseekers who are not available during normal business hours.
good intuition and understanding of people's qualities
good analytical and decision-making skills
good oral and written communication skills
tactful and discrete when dealing with people.