What is Recruitment?

Recruitment Consultancy is often mistaken for a Human Resources function. In fact the role is an exciting and varied sales role. As a Recruitment Consultant you act as an intermediary between businesses and candidates, ensuring that clients obtain the best staff and candidates secure the right jobs. Recruitment is a multi-billion pound industry offering permanent

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What to expect from your first recruitment job

First month: like any good employer, recruitment consultancies supply full training to get the best out of new employees. The first week will include induction and training on all aspects of the job: the recruitment process, sales, market sector and technical skills. You will then start resourcing for the senior consultant in your team. This

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A Typical Day in Recruitment

8:00 am Arrive 30 minutes early to clear emails, connect with potential candidates on LinkedIn and make any adjustments to the day plan wrote the previous evening. 8:30 am Start work. Coffee! Team meeting – discuss vacancies from yesterday and agree priorities for today. 9:00 am Assess CVs / Ad responses and new CV posted

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Candidates and Clients

Clients The business development element of the role involves winning new business (finding vacancies) to fill. Recruitment Consultants do this by a variety of methods including researching their client base, telephone sales (both to existing clients and new prospects that they have identified), creating and sending marketing, networking, attending client meetings and more formal tender

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Managing the Recruitment Process

This involves discussing the job requirement in detail with the client, preparing the both the client and the candidates for interview, managing the interview process itself, negotiating with all parties around notice periods, start date, salary and fee, taking references and ID checks and keeping in contact will all parties until the candidate has started

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Why Does Recruitment Attract the Best?

Career Opportunity Unlike a number of career paths recruitment consultancy genuinely offers the opportunity for accelerated career progression. It is a meritocratic profession with the best performers being promoted through the career structure. Many recruitment businesses offer “fast-track” management schemes. It is not unusual for the directors and board members of a recruitment business to

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