What Does A Recruitment Consultant Do
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What does a Recruitment Consultant do?

​Do you want to enter the world of recruitment, but not sure what a Recruitment Consultant actually does, or what a typical day may consist of? ​In the below article we cover what a typical day as a Recruitment Consultant looks like to give you a better insight into the role, and help you decide if being a Recruitment Consultant is the right job for you. ​​Recruitment Jobs​Working as a Recruitment Consultant is extremely varied and is often described as ‘spinning multiple plates at once’. The reason for this is because as you start to build your desk up, you will notice that you will have different candidates at different stages of the recruitment process. ​One day you can find yourself looking for good quality candidate that have the skills and experience for the job you are looking to recruit for, whilst developing new business and nurturing existing accounts. ​A Recruitment Consultant is also considered the ‘middleman’ between your candidates and clients, helping to navigate them both throughout the recruitment process to ensure everything is seamless. It’s almost like running your own small business within a larger organisation, as you are the one that manages and plans your own day giving you a lot of autonomy. ​One of our Recruitment Consultants, Kasia, has now been with the business for a year and a half, so she’s well into the role now and understands how recruitment works and what she needs to do to be successful. We asked her a series of questions around working in recruitment and what it’s really like. ​What’s your experience of being a Recruitment Consultant? ​​​What does a typical day as a Recruitment Consultant consist of?“My colleagues are a big part of my job as we work closely together. Firstly, we plan our days and discuss ongoing deals and what we need to do for the rest of the week. Every day is different as you are speaking with new clients and new candidates in different civil engineering sectors, with different job titles and responsibilities. The more information you have the easier it is to make a good candidate and client match”.​She further adds, “I enjoy incorporating business development in my day as it opens doors to new clients which then leads to interviews. After making sure all my deals are where they need to be, I find using LinkedIn beneficial to network with both candidates and clients. At the end of the working day, my team get together again and have a debrief to discuss what we have achieved and get our ideas together for the next day”.​What do you enjoy about working as a Recruitment Consultant?“I like the fact that we are promoted to showcase our personalities at every opportunity. Personality is a big thing at Navartis, there is no such thing as a script. I also like the progression scheme here which is achievable for anyone who is willing to put the work in. The structure is very clear, and I know exactly what I need to do to achieve in my career, which I am well on my way to getting there”.​​What does our recruitment training programme entail? We are a global recruitment agency, with offices in Doncaster, Leeds, Dublin, Solihull, Toronto and Texas and pride ourselves on the training and support we offer our Recruitment Consultants. With over 18 years' experience, we have built up a successful training division where each Recruitment Consultant knows what they need to achieve to progress within their role and will continue to get training and support throughout their career. ​Click the link below to find out how we structure our training programme at Navartis ​Learn more​Fancy being a Recruitment Consultant? If being a Recruitment Consultant sounds like the role for you, click the link below to find out what positions we are currently recruiting for. ​Recruitment Jobs​Want to find out more about becoming a Recruitment Consultant?If you would still like some further information on the benefits of working in recruitment; or if you have no recruitment experience and you’re wondering if you can still apply to be a Recruitment Consultant, click the below links. ​What are the benefits of working in recruitment? Can I become a Recruitment Consultant with no recruitment experience?

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​Do you want to enter the world of recruitment, but not sure what a Recruitment Consultant actually does, or what a typical day may consist of?

In the below article we cover what a typical day as a Recruitment Consultant looks like to give you a better insight into the role, and help you decide if being a Recruitment Consultant is the right job for you.

Recruitment Jobs

Working as a Recruitment Consultant is extremely varied and is often described as ‘spinning multiple plates at once’. The reason for this is because as you start to build your desk up, you will notice that you will have different candidates at different stages of the recruitment process.

One day you can find yourself looking for good quality candidate that have the skills and experience for the job you are looking to recruit for, whilst developing new business and nurturing existing accounts.

A Recruitment Consultant is also considered the ‘middleman’ between your candidates and clients, helping to navigate them both throughout the recruitment process to ensure everything is seamless. It’s almost like running your own small business within a larger organisation, as you are the one that manages and plans your own day giving you a lot of autonomy.

One of our Recruitment Consultants, Kasia, has now been with the business for a year and a half, so she’s well into the role now and understands how recruitment works and what she needs to do to be successful. We asked her a series of questions around working in recruitment and what it’s really like.

What’s your experience of being a Recruitment Consultant?

What does a typical day as a Recruitment Consultant consist of?

“My colleagues are a big part of my job as we work closely together. Firstly, we plan our days and discuss ongoing deals and what we need to do for the rest of the week. Every day is different as you are speaking with new clients and new candidates in different civil engineering sectors, with different job titles and responsibilities. The more information you have the easier it is to make a good candidate and client match”.

She further adds, “I enjoy incorporating business development in my day as it opens doors to new clients which then leads to interviews. After making sure all my deals are where they need to be, I find using LinkedIn beneficial to network with both candidates and clients. At the end of the working day, my team get together again and have a debrief to discuss what we have achieved and get our ideas together for the next day”.

What do you enjoy about working as a Recruitment Consultant?

“I like the fact that we are promoted to showcase our personalities at every opportunity. Personality is a big thing at Navartis, there is no such thing as a script. I also like the progression scheme here which is achievable for anyone who is willing to put the work in. The structure is very clear, and I know exactly what I need to do to achieve in my career, which I am well on my way to getting there”.

What does our recruitment training programme entail?

We are a global recruitment agency, with offices in Doncaster, Leeds, Dublin, Solihull, Toronto and Texas and pride ourselves on the training and support we offer our Recruitment Consultants. With over 18 years' experience, we have built up a successful training division where each Recruitment Consultant knows what they need to achieve to progress within their role and will continue to get training and support throughout their career.

Click the link below to find out how we structure our training programme at Navartis

Learn more

Fancy being a Recruitment Consultant?

If being a Recruitment Consultant sounds like the role for you, click the link below to find out what positions we are currently recruiting for.

Recruitment Jobs

Want to find out more about becoming a Recruitment Consultant?

If you would still like some further information on the benefits of working in recruitment; or if you have no recruitment experience and you’re wondering if you can still apply to be a Recruitment Consultant, click the below links.