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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Recruitment Consultant

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A Recruitment Consultant works with client companies to find candidates suitable to fill temporary or permanent positions. They build relationships with the companies to gain a greater understanding of the type of employees they need. A Recruitment Consultant interviews candidates and carries out background checks to make sure candidates are suitable for the client company's specification.

It is sales orientated, working with both the organisations and individuals, as marketing the different job roles and attracting business from client companies are important aspects of this role.

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Recruitment Consultant

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Throughout your work you would be given an in depth understanding of what different companies are looking for in their employees and in turn this can improve your own employability. Furthermore, you are able to help others find work which can be rewarding and satisfying.

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