A Recruitment Consultant is in charge of seeking the right candidate that will suit the specific needs of the company to fill a vacancy. The Recruitment Consultants has to meet the potential future employees, and evaluate them technically as well as outline their personality. Once the selection of the candidate is done, often upon approval of a technically oriented manager, the Recruitment Consultant will have to negotiate the terms of the contract with the new employee, and often guide him for his first steps in the new organisation.
Extremely good communication skills are required for a Recruitment Consultant position, and psychology plays a great role in the job, as a Recruitment Consultant has to analyse the personality of candidates.
A Recruitment Consultant has to handle the entire process hiring of staff. In order to do so, a recruitment Consultant will need:
- Great communication and negotiation skills
- The ability to sell
- Excellent telephone manner. Expect to make lots of calls!
- The ability to multi-task. It's highly likely that this position will require multiple "balls in the air"