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Our Talent Acquisition Manager, Darcy, has shared with us the essential skills she seeks in candidates when hiring new consultants to join our team! Contemplating a career in recruitment? Dive in to discover if you possess the sought-after skills we're looking for...

What does a Recruitment Consultant do at Reperio?

As a Recruitment Consultant at Reperio Human Capital, you’ll be responsible for managing your own niche market, within the rapidly growing technology industry in Ireland (if you’re based in Belfast), or the USA (if you’re based in either of our US offices).

Your responsibilities will include sourcing suitable candidates for your client’s vacancies, advertising and marketing, business development, building relationships, contract negotiation and handling the offer process.

What makes a good recruiter?

To become a successful recruiter, you must be resilient, confident, and ambitious. Financial motivation is also crucial because recruitment can be demanding. If you’re driven by rewards like commissions, bonuses, or other incentives, you’ll be motivated to put in the effort and achieve success!

Recruitment requires a certain skill set and some of the main skills that we as a business look for when hiring a Recruitment Consultant to join our team include:

1. Communication skills

 A recruiter must have strong communication skills to be able to engage with both clients and candidates, build relationships, and manage expectations.

2. Relationship-Building skills

As a recruiter, you will be responsible for networking with clients and IT professionals seeking employment, and it’s crucial to foster lasting relationships and establish a strong partnership between them and our business.

3. Negotiating skills

Regularly negotiating salaries and deals is a large part of a recruiter’s role. Confidence in negotiating terms is vital to ensure successful outcomes for both parties.

4. Organisational skills

will they be able to juggle multiple projects/ jobs at one time? It’s important to have good organisational and time management skills to stay on top of your workload and meet client deadlines.

5. Self-Motivation

Recruitment can be challenging, so you must be able to stay focused – persistence pays off.


(Written by Darcy Lorimer)