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Category: Recruitment / Consulting


A recruitment consultant is the intermediary between organisations wishing to recruit (the client) and the individual seeking a career move or temporary assignment (the candidate). It is primarily a sales role, with high rewards for impressive results.

Many consultancies or agencies are industry specific, or are subdivided into industry specific sections so that the consultant is recruiting similar posts within different clients.

The role of the Consultant is broadly to:

identify and develop client business relationships in a competitive environment/industry
Contribute to the attraction of candidates and the integrity of the details held on them
Assess and respond to the needs of each particular client or assignment providing relevant solutions
Source suitable candidates, brief them on the opportunities offered by the client and prepare them for interview
Manage the process through interviews to offer stage and beyond Offer CV, interview and general career advice