Heard of the job title ‘Recruitment Consultant’ but unsure what this involves?
Essentially a Recruitment Consultant is someone who helps a job seeker find their next role, as well as working with companies to help them find the perfect candidate for their open position.
IT Recruitment Consultant
In Reperio, our Recruitment Consultants specialise in the IT market in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the United States (specifically North Carolina).
Therefore, our Recruitment Consultants help IT professionals find their next position (whether this is contract or permanent), as well as assisting companies in these areas find the perfect candidates.
From the very beginning, all Trainee Recruitment Consultants are provided with an in-depth training programme to help them become successful.
They are also allocated their very own niche IT market, for example Python Development. They will develop a specialist knowledge of this market, keeping up to date with market trends.
Recruitment Consultants in Reperio manage the entire recruitment process themselves and have complete autonomy over their work.
They are responsible for sourcing, targeting, and developing their portfolio of clients. They will build a relationship with these clients and if a role is available, they will talk through the requirements of the role.
They will also identify and source potential candidates through a variety of attraction methods (writing adverts, headhunting & searching the database etc), as well as arranging interviews.
Recruitment is a sales driven role, with Consultants being rewarded with commission for every candidate that they successfully place, on top of their base salary of £18,000.
Although recruitment can be stressful and fast-paced, it is extremely rewarding, both professionally and financially. For example, one of our Consultants recently took home £23,000 in one month’s commission!
In Reperio, the team have fostered a very supportive and social environment, where Consultants are rewarded for their hard work and encouraged to excel in their careers.
There are also some exciting benefits and incentives within Reperio, including Pizza Fridays, 5pm beers, holiday incentives, lunch club incentives, regular social nights out and birthday treats, just to name a few!
One of our most Senior Recruitment Consultants, Adam Whitehurst summed up recruitment and Reperio with the following;
“I've worked in recruitment for the guts of 7 years now and it sounds cliché, but the best way to describe the job is that it's a real roller coaster. It's hard work, relatively long hours and there can be a lot of tough days, especially at the start, but once you've settled into things, the ups definitely outweigh the downs.
I've only worked in one recruitment company so I can only speak for Reperio, but the team here and the people I've become friends with over the years are the best part of the job. The money's great, don't get me wrong, but when you've had a miserable day and everything that can go wrong has gone wrong, a night out with your teammates tends to remind you that it's not the end of the world.”
Ideally, people considering applying to become a Recruitment Consultant should be degree educated (in any discipline) and have 6+ months experience in a sales role. This could be a sales position in a mobile phone shop, retail, call centre, banking, telesales, estate agency etc.
Candidates should also be financially motivated, resilient, have excellent communication skills (especially over the phone), strong work ethic, ability to thrive under pressure and the ability to work to tough deadlines. It is important to note that this position does not require any experience in the IT industry.
If this role sounds like something you would be interested in, and you would like to join Reperio in Belfast, please email your CV to email@example.com or give our Internal Recruitment Consultant Darcy a call on 028 9099 4280.
Written by Michelle Young