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Recruitment Consultant

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.
  • Working conditions
    Consultants in private industry often work long hours to interview jobseekers who are not available during normal business hours.
    Personal requirements
  • 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.
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