The role of a recruiter

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As a recruitment consultant, from day one you will be given the opportunity to make your own decisions and develop your own business. Your will work in a close-knit, team-based, meritocratic environment which rewards the strongest performers and where success is measured by results rather than time in role.

Precious recruitment experience is not requirement. Many of our consultants have backgrounds in the industries for which they now recruit ( e.g. accountancy, banking, law, marketing, IT and HR) and as a result add significant value to both our clients and candidates.

What does a recruitment consultant do?

A recruitment consultant is the intermediary between organisations seeking to recruit professional staff ( clients) and individuals ( candidates) seeking a career move. If is the job of the recruitment consultant to bring the candidate and the client together to ensure the best mutual fit in the shortest possible time. Thereby ensuring that both the career goals of the candidate and the resourcing needs of the clients are met.

The effective development of existing and new client relationships is a critical part of becoming a successful recruitment consultant. You will be required to develop a comprehensive understanding of your clients business, culture and current recruitment needs and to leverage this knowledge to secure new client wins.

Working with candidates

You will be required to develop strong and trusted relationships with high calibre professionals. Not just with those looking for immediate opportunities but also those considering their longer term career path. You will be required to asses their skills and experiences, their career goals and their suitability for different roles. Your will also manage the interview process and negotiate with clients on remuneration levels.

Recruitment, through the work we do with the clients and candidates is hugely rewarding but the under no illusions, it is a tough selling job. The recruitment sector is extremely fast moving and competitive. If you are results focused, target driven, thrive under pressure and have desire to succeed, Robert Walters will help you develop an outstanding and rewarding career.


If you are interested in pursuing a career in recruitment please contact:

Nic Septhon-Puntley

+27 11 881 2414 


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