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 jobsreceive and record job vacancy information from employersorganise advertising, interviewing and selection processes for recruitment campaignsconduct and analyse psychometric (personality, behavioural style, ability or aptitude) testsinterview job seekers and prepare shortlists of candidates for referral to prospective employerscheck references and suitability of applicants before referring to employersprepare resumes and correspondence for suitable applicants to forward to employersadvise job seekers regarding personal presentation at interviews and about their written applications and resumesarrange appropriate training in job skillsassist 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 requirementsprepare job descriptions and letters of appointmentprepare 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.