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Recruitment ConsultantAlternative titles

Kaitohutohu Whiwhi Kaimahi

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Employment Consultant

Recruitment consultants help match people with jobs. They work with candidates (people looking for work) and clients (employers looking for people to work for them).

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to become a recruitment consultant, but previous work experience in human resources, sales, marketing, retail or customer service is preferred.

Secondary education

No specific secondary education is required for this job, but maths and English to at least NCEA Level 2 is useful.

Personal requirements

Recruitment consultants need to be:

  • skilled at communicating and relating with people
  • skilled at networking and relationship management
  • skilled at organising and managing their time
  • confident and diplomatic
  • quick and efficient, with an eye for detail
  • results-focused and goal-oriented
  • able to work well under pressure and unsupervised
  • friendly, with a positive attitude.
Marcus Morrison
"You have to be ethical and sensitive about people's information. You are often dealing with personal and work-related information that people expect you to keep private."

Marcus Morrison - Recruitment Consultant

Useful experience

Useful experience for recruitment consultants includes any work dealing with people, such as sales or human resources.

Related courses

View information on courses in the course database

Find out more about training

Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RSCA)
(09) 813 9926 - www.rcsa.com.au/
Lina Siu talking on the phone.

Useful experience for recruitment consultants includes human resources or marketing and sales.

Updated 10 Jun 2013