Recruitment Consultant Kaitohutohu Whiwhi Kaimahi

Recruitment consultants help match people with jobs. They work with candidates (people looking for work) and clients (employers looking for staff).

Recruitment consultants may do some or all of the following:

  • establish and build relationships with clients
  • help job candidates identify job vacancies that match their skills
  • advertise job vacancies on internet sites and social media channels
  • find potential candidates for jobs
  • interview, screen and test candidates
  • help candidates to update their CVs and prepare for interviews
  • negotiate salaries and contracts for candidates
  • advise clients and candidates on labour market trends and salaries.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for recruitment consultants includes

  • work in human resources
  • sales
  • marketing
  • retail work
  • customer service work.

Personal Qualities

Recruitment consultants need to be:

  • strong communicators
  • good listeners
  • skilled at networking and relationship management
  • skilled organisers
  • resilient and able to bounce back from setbacks
  • quick and efficient, with an eye for detail
  • results-focused and goal-oriented
  • able to work well under pressure and unsupervised
  • friendly, with a positive attitude.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for recruitment consultants includes

  • work in human resources
  • sales
  • marketing
  • retail work
  • customer service work.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements for this job, but business studies, maths, and English are useful.

Recruitment Consultants can earn around $40K-$90K per year per year.

Recruitment consultants may progress into management positions, or set up their own businesses. They may also go on to work in human resources, marketing, or sales roles.

Recruitment consultants may specialise in recruiting people for a particular industry such as:

  • construction
  • design
  • information technology.
Recruitment Consultant

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