What Does a Recruitment Consultant Do?

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 job, 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 the Republic of Ireland and the United States (North Carolina and Florida). 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 to 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.

The Job

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 job is available, they will discuss the requirements of the job. 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 job, with Consultants being rewarded with commission for every candidate that they successfully place, on top of their base salary. 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!  


Ideally, people considering applying to become a Recruitment Consultant should be degree educated (in any discipline) and have 6+ months experience in a sales job. 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 job sounds like something you would be interested in, and you would like to join Reperio in Belfast, Raleigh or Tampa, please email your CV/resume to careers@reperiohc.com.

Written by Michelle Corry