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Previous sales exposure desirable
Excellent comunication skills
About Our Client
Based in central London, Michael Page is comprised of 25 disciplines - each providing a service to a specialist area of the market. We recruit permanent, temporary, contract and interim opportunities, typically from second/third job levels upward. Businesses we work with range from SMEs to global blue-chip organisations.
Our business started life in the UK in 1976, as a two-man operation above a laundrette. Nearly four decades later we have more than 5000 employees and a global office network, while growing our UK market coverage too.
With offices from Aberdeen to Bristol and Cardiff to Cambridge, we combine our local knowledge and global expertise to provide a specialised service to both employers and candidates.
A Recruitment Consultant is responsible for helping clients to recruit candidates for job vacancies. These vacancies can be permanent or temporary roles and can range from junior level staff to managers and directors.
The Recruitment Consultant develops an understanding of their client's requirements, then identify potential staff (candidates) through existing contacts found on the Michael Page candidate data base or by advertising roles and taking the response. They assess candidates' skills through interviews, tests and background checks, then submit a shortlist of appropriate candidates and sell the benefits of each candidate to the client.
The Recruitment Consultant would then follow through the whole recruitment lifecycle on behalf of the client by briefing candidates, setting up interviews, confirming meetings, taking client and candidate feedback, facilitating further meetings and interview format and when successful, negotiation of offers.
Consultants also provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities. Developing solid relationships with clients is integral to the role.
Typical work activities
The role of a Recruitment Consultant is role is demanding and diverse involving:
* using marketing and business knowledge to extend company contacts
* identifying and evaluating employers' recruitment needs
* negotiating terms of employment
* interviewing potential candidates
In particular, typical work activities are likely to include:
* Developing commercial business relationships with potential employers by telephone to establish new contacts and their recruitment requirements
* documenting clients' details and vacancy requirements in a brief
* clarifying and negotiating salary and benefits relating to the role
* negotiating fees relating to work the consultant will undertake for the client
* advertising posts appropriately - drafting and placing advertisements using a wide range of media (e.g., newspapers, magazines or local radio)
* reviewing applications, managing interviews and considering candidates and shortlists
* monitoring candidates once placed
* collecting feedback from employers on the performance of candidates who have previously been placed with them
* maintaining current records and personal statistics for review against performance targets
* acting as a mentor, instructing and training junior consultants
* attending recruitment fairs and other events to expand the client base and develop new business
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate will have the following:
Recruitment experience desirable
Degree qualified desirable
Confident making sales calls
Strong work ethic
Self-motivated and Enthusiastic
Excellent communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to commute to central London
What's on Offer
Basic salary of between £25,000 & £30,000 + up to £20,000 OTE. The role also comes with excellent benefits including discounted gym membership & structured career progression.