Profession recruitment consultant

Recruitment consultants provide the suitable candidates to employers according to the specific job profile requested. They perform testing and interviewing with job seekers, shortlist few candidates to present to the employers and match candidates to appropriate jobs. Recruitment consultants maintain relationships with employers to offer their services on a more long-term basis.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Social / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Labour legislation

    Legislation, on a national or international level, that governs labour conditions in various fields between labour parties such as the government, employees, employers, and trade unions.

  • Employment law

    The law which mediates the relationship between employees and employers. It concerns employees' rights at work which are binding by the work contract.

  • Job market offers

    Job opportunities available on the labour market, depending on the economic field concerned.

  • Company policies

    The set of rules that govern the activity of a company.

  • Human resource management

    The function in an organisation concerned with the recruitment of employees and the optimisation of employee performance.

Skills

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Prepare for job interview

    Make someone ready to deal with job interviews, by advising on communication, body language and appearance, going through frequently asked questions, and identifying personal and professional strengths and weaknesses.

  • Use communication techniques

    Apply techniques of communication which allow interlocutors to better understand each other and communicate accurately in the transmission of messages.

  • Maintain privacy of service users

    Respect and maintain the dignity and privacy of the client, protecting his or her confidential information and clearly explaining policies about confidentiality to the client and other parties involved.

  • Listen actively

    Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Interview people

    Interview people in a range of different circumstances.

  • Document interviews

    Record, write, and capture answers and information collected during interviews for processing and analysis using shorthand or technical equipment.

  • Carry out recruiting services

    Attract, screen, select and haul on board persons fit for a job.

  • Profile people

    Create a profile of someone, by outlining this person's characteristics, personality, skills and motives, often by the use of information obtained from an interview or questionnaire.

  • Identify customer's needs

    Use appropriate questions and active listening in order to identify customer expectations, desires and requirements according to product and services.

  • Communicate by telephone

    Liaise via telephone by making and answering calls in a timely, professional and polite manner.

  • Fix meetings

    Fix and schedule professional appointments or meetings for clients or superiors.

  • Recruit employees

    Hire new employees by scoping the job role, advertising, performing interviews and selecting staff in line with company policy and legislation.

Optional knowledge and skills

organise training liaise with colleagues administer appointments apply knowledge of human behaviour maintain professional administration write work-related reports negotiate employment agreements measure customer feedback develop employee retention programs market analysis give advice on personal matters implement customer follow-up facilitate job market access assess character mentor individual employees apply social media marketing advertising techniques manage tests