Job Vacancy Details
Permanent ⁄ £25000 - £35000
Updated May 25, 2013
A recruitment consultant is responsible for helping employer's [clients] to recruit staff for job vacancies [candidates]. These vacancies can be permanent or temporary roles, and can range from junior level staff to managers and directors.
Recruitment consultants develop 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. There is also headhunting (only in the case of executive search) which is traditionally used for high level roles. They assess candidates' skills through interviews, tests and background checks, then make recommendations to their client, which may also involve selling a candidate in for a role.
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
A recruitment consultant's 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:
• Sales canvassing (cold-calling) 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 (eg, 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
Who we're looking for
Whilst there are no absolute rules as to who can be successful in our company, generally you'll have more chance of doing so if you can answer "Yes" to the following questions:
Are you a persuasive and compelling person who is able to sell themselves?
Are you target orientated with a desire to measure your success financially and achieve tangible career progression
Can you demonstrate first-class communication skills?
Do you strive to be the best at whatever you do?
Are you prepared to push yourself beyond your comfort zone to achieve success?
Do you believe you have extraordinarily high levels of tenacity and resilience?
Do you think you are inherently commercial with a competitive edge that would set you apart from your peer group?
Are you adaptable? Can you change your style of delivery depending on your audience?
About our client
Michael Page is the leading recruitment company in the world with offices in corner in the world.
What's on offer
£25,000-£35,000 plus benefits
For further info, apply or phone on 01224 219 050 . Job Ref: 13233116
Your application will be sent to Michael Rolland.