Roles and responsibilities
- interview people looking for work, and record relevant personal and work details to match them with appropriate jobs
- receive and record job vacancy information from employers
- organise advertising, interviewing and selection processes for recruitment campaigns
- conduct and analyse psychometric tests
- interview job seekers and prepare shortlists of candidates for referral to prospective employers
- check references and suitability of applicants before referral to employers
- prepare resumes and correspondence for suitable applicants to forward to employers
- advise job seekers regarding personal presentation at interviews and about their written applications and resumes
- arrange appropriate training in job skills
- assist with sales and marketing duties designed to increase the client base, including visiting employers to discuss consultancy service and fees and to assess working conditions
- observe jobs to obtain information about job requirements
- prepare job descriptions and letters of appointment; prepare rosters and duty statements, and organise security passes and identification.
As a recruitment consultant you will find positions in both the public and private sectors. These jobs are regularly advertised in capital city and national newspapers, along with career websites. Some recruitment consultants also establish their own businesses.
Coursework courses to pursue this careerPostgraduate study is not required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.
Relevant postgraduate courses include: