The role of a recruitment officer is to communicate with businesses about employment opportunities at their company with the hope of the role being filled with a suitable candidate or candidates.
The recruitment company will then receive a commission based on the sum being paid to the individual who secures employment. This commission is usually split with the agent who executed the employment.
Strong interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to work well under pressure. Often a recruitment agent will organize the advertising campaign of a new job as it arises and sort through a large amount of applications to find suitable candidates. In order to do this, they must research and understand what a company needs from a new employee.
Employers are usually looking for an individual with a fundamental understanding of office administration and possibly with a background in sales or a similar target driven environment.
Managing clients is central to the role, as is attracting well-qualified people to new positions. Confidence, excellent communication skills and a desire to work in a role that is target driven is essential to success.
Other required skills of a recruitment officer include the ability to network, sound researching skills and negotiation ability.
- Excellent presentation skills
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Organisational skills