Recruitment Consultant jobs

A Recruitment Consultant is the vital link between clients and candidates. A recruitment consultant is responsible for sourcing and matching candidates to roles that are suited to their skills and experience, whether they be temporary or permanent. Recruitment Consultants will also assist employers in recruiting staff for their job vacancies. They also have a responsibility for selling in the services of the agency to potential clients, so a flair for sales and marketing is a must.

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  • Headhunting suitable candidates for roles that would be appropriate
  • Interviewing and assessing prospective candidates
  • Developing a thorough understanding of the company or candidate you’re dealing with
  • Drawing up a shortlist of candidates for clients
  • Preparing resumes and requesting references
  • Organising interviews between candidates and clients
  • Offering advice to candidates and clients alike regarding pay rates, career progression etc.
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Reaching sales targets set by the recruitment company


Employers tend to favour graduates to fill recruitment roles, regardless of subject.

There are a number of traits you’ll be expected to possess:

  • A polite, professional and confident manner
  • The ability to meet targets and deadlines
  • Sales and negotiation skills
  • Self-motivation and organisational skills
  • The ability to multitask
  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written

Recruitment is a very sales-driven industry so it is likely you’ll be required to reach sales targets established by the recruitment company.

Recruitment Consultant salary

A recruitment consultant earns an average salary per year of:


Recruitment consultant salaries range from AU$50,000 to AU$80,000.

View our full 2016 salary guide for more salary information and insights

Please note, this is a national average - to compare your salary, and receive data on salaries for your local state or territory, visit our salary calculator.

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