A recruitment consultant works on behalf of an employer seeking prospective candidates that may be suitable based on the detailed brief provided. The role is twofold in that the client pays for a service, but a candidate expects a level of service and both expect attention. Be prepared to be slave to two masters if you wish to gain a favourable and lasting reputation in the industry.
Working with Human resource departments a Recruitment consultant manages the client's expectation in regards to adding to their workforce. Long term or short term employees must all have a " fit" within the environment they will be employed.
Take heed potential consultants! The ability to close one's mouth and open the ears can be the difference between a one off consultancy fee and an ongoing lucrative contract
Responsible for providing advice and guiding both prospective employees and clients to a mutual beneficial relationship, the Recruitment Consultant has exceptional communication and listening skills. Communication is key as is a solid understanding of and experience in interviewing skills. At times, knowledge of body language can help greatly when determining potentially suitable candidates.