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Recruitment consultants work with employers to determine job requirements then advertise for applicants who can fulfil the experience, education and personal attributes sought after by the employer. They may meet with or interview applicants to determine their suitability for particular jobs.

Work is usually within offices but there may be travel for meetings with clients.

Suits those with good networking, communication and critical thinking skills. Knowledge of general business operations or experience in a specialist field or industry is helpful.


  • advertise job vacancies through online and print platforms
  • interview and test applicants in preparation for short-listing applicants
  • respond to job vacancy information from employers such as job description, salary and conditions of employment
  • write or edit job ads
  • provide information on current job vacancies to job seekers in their network
  • negotiate terms and conditions of employment.


  • stressful.

To become a Recruitment Consultant

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Building Relationships

  • Business Development

  • Recruiting

  • Organisational Skills

  • Time Management

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