How to be a Recruitment Consultant

Have you always dreamed of having a job that would provide you with a challenge when it comes to arranging matters of other people? Then you might want to try being a recruitment consultant.

By simply reading this article, you can have the chance to know the ways on how you can become a good recruitment consultant.

Of course, if you would like to have this kind of profession someday, you need to know the right course to take in college. But what will shock you is that you don’t have to be a degree holder just to be a recruitment consultant. Yes, that is right! But even though there is no need for a formal qualification you need to be equipped with the best skills and expertise needed in this kind of job. The following are just some of the things you need to do: thinking quickly, selling, having the nose for the news and communicating with people from all walks of life.

Know How to be a Recruitment Consultant

If you have no guts in this kind of profession, of course you would also not have glory. There are some people who find to be in this job so hard. So, for you not to be thwarted by that kind of hearsay you just need to make sure that you fit in this job by assessing your skills and strengths. By having the skill of a good salesman, you can excel in this position. You also need to bear in mind the 80/20 role because this will help you in establishing your name in the recruitment consultancy industry.

If you are not that familiar with this, you need to know that 80% of the total commission will be earned by the sales team’s 20%. To be a part of the 20%, you have to be competitive by possessing the following: monetary drive, pro-activity, honesty, resilience and the listening ability as well. By having the right attitude, you can succeed in attracting candidates and positioning them in the right job.

The following are just some of the things you need to perform as a recruitment consultant: using marketing business development and sales technique to further attract businesses from the other client companies, building relationship with the clients, enhancing a good understanding everything regarding the client companies which include their industry, work and culture, advertising vacancies by placing and drafting adverts in several media such as magazines, websites and newspapers, headhunting, completing the search for the database of the candidate, application receiving and reviewing, checking the qualifications of the candidates, briefing the candidates about their responsibility and salary, preparing the Curriculum Vitae, organizing the interviews for the requested candidate by the client, informing the candidates about the interview results, negotiating the rates of the pay and salary, finalizing the client-candidate arrangements, offering advice to both the candidates and clients and reviewing the policies of the recruitment.

1 Comment

  • hari krishna khadka said on September 19, 2011
    dear sir, my name is hari krishna khadka from NEPAL.I have a experience of working in manpower agency as a agent,now therefore i want to start my own business in recruiting field.But i have no idea for how to deal with new client, I therefore request you to help me .thanks.....


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