What does a Recruitment Consultant do?

A recruitment consultant works with clients to help them find the best candidates for employment at their company. As a recruitment consultant you will search for potential employees, screen them and match them to available job positions. You will create a recruiting strategy and work with clients and candidates from the sourcing stage up until the ideal candidate is hired.

As a recruitment consultant you will be working closely with both clients and job applicants, so strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must. Experience in the recruiting or human resources field is a plus. A bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Marketing or a relative field is required. You must also be familiar with recruiting and sourcing techniques, including the use of software and social media.

  • Build long-term relationships with clients
  • Recognize and strive to meet client's hiring needs
  • Create and implement recruiting strategies
  • Create and post job advertisements
  • Search for potential candidates using hiring databases and social media
  • Assess applications and resumes
  • Screen applicants before the interviewing process
  • Match applicants to job positions
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, marketing or related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of recruiting and sourcing techniques
  • Customer Service and sales skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-organized
  • Ability to make reasonable decisions
  • Experience using applicant tracking and recruitment marketing software
  • Excellent with prioritization and time-management
  • Knowledgeable of employer branding techniques
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Recruitment Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$70,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $70K
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Recruitment Consultant Career Path

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2 Jan 2020

“Everyone within the company is welcoming and friendly and supports eachother in any possible way.”

Venn GroupVenn Group
Recruitment Consultant
26 Jan 2021

“Made some great friends here who I enjoyed my time outside of work and keep in touch with.”

People Source ConsultingPeople Source Consulting
Recruitment Consultant
15 Jan 2020

“From day one I was given both internal and external training followed by ongoing support throughout my time here.”

Senior Recruitment Consultant
10 May 2019

“CAE knows how to recognize its employees' contribution and to offer dedicated and relevant career development opportunities;”

Momentum Consulting GroupMomentum Consulting Group
Recruitment Consultant
16 Dec 2019

“Our team moral was happy and I felt the love and support of my direct team and the whole office.”

Recruitment Consultant
23 May 2019

“I think the training provided is fantastic and it really helped me to progress my career.”

Australian Health ProfessionalsAustralian Health Professionals
Recruitment Consultant
20 Jul 2021

“They genuinely care about your career development and push you to take the next step.”

Zeus Personnel
Trainee Recruitment COnsultant
29 May 2019

“The energy and motivation to do well is highly infectious and I am really buying into Zeus Personnel's Values.”

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