Vital Recruitment Consultant skills
Want to know if you’ve got what it takes? These are the skills you’ll need for the role:
- Communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Negotiation skills
- Time management
- Ability to work towards and meet targets
- Problem solving
- Creative in finding new ways to attract candidates to jobs
What is a Recruitment Consultant’s salary?
Now we’re getting down to the nitty gritty…
Salaries can start from around £16,000 and can rise to £35,000 once you have more experience. And this doesn’t even include commission! You’ll be earning more depending on your performance at work and whether or not you hit your targets. The harder you work, the more money you will take home.
How to become a Recruitment Consultant?
Now that you know what a Recruitment Consultant does, how do you become one?
You can either start as a trainee recruitment consultant, or if you have recently graduated, you can take part in a grad scheme. In both instances, you will be trained up and taught everything you need to know to have a successful career in recruitment – the rest is up to you.
If you want some experience under your belt before applying, you could do an internship. It is beneficial to have some experience on your CV, although you will receive training on the job. Work experience in sales or customer service is also useful to get into the recruitment industry.
How to develop your Recruitment Consultant career?
A promotion will depend on how much money you are bringing in.
If you are meeting all of your targets and going above and beyond to put the hours in, you will impress the management and you are more likely to be promoted. The next step up the ladder is to become a senior recruitment consultant and then once you’ve put the work in and proved yourself, who knows, you could progress to recruitment manager.