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.
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.
Recruitment consultants in private industry may also specialise; some may work primarily with office and clerical job seekers, while others work only with professional and executive level recruitment. It is possible to specialise by industry. For example, several consultancies recruit exclusively in the computer industry.
Case Manager (Recruitment)
A case manager (recruitment) is an experienced recruitment consultant who provides in-depth, intensive assistance to clients who are having trouble finding work because they have been unemployed for a long time or are disadvantaged.
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.
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