Hi, have you ever thought about working in recruitment and wondered what it involves? Recruitment is very rewarding but also hard work where every day is different. As the Business Manager for inPlace Recruitment I'm kept very busy, here is an overview of some of the tasks I do each day.
We are approached by companies on a daily basis to find job seekers for positions they have available. When this happens, I obtain information about the job (and company) to make sure we can match the right job seekers to the role.
Not all jobs are advertised. Firstly I search our database for suitable candidates and contact them to see if they are interested in the role.
I create advertisements for the jobs I am managing, which allows me to explore my creative side! I really love doing this!
Interviewing is a key part of the role. During the interview I go over past work experience, skills and what the candidate is looking for. I also discuss potential companies and advise current vacancies and the benefits of each company. I give advice on resume and interview techniques.
Are a mixture of business development and account management. A client visit can be for either meeting new clients or existing clients; taking new job orders and getting a feel for the working environment. Or follow up visits with clients and candidates we have placed in new roles.
As part of our internal communications, I meet regularly with the other Account Managers at inPlace Recruitment to discuss active jobs and candidates.
This is a very important part of my job. I do reference checks on interviewed job seekers to find out more about their work style and history. This helps me determine the best fit for job seekers and clients in terms of job and work environments.
Like everyone else I get hundreds of emails a day. These can be anything from resumes and job applications from job seekers to job orders from clients. I sort through job applications and screen applicants. Applications come from different sources including online job boards, repeat candidates and candidates referred to us.
Having interviewed and short listed suitable applicants I then introduce them to our clients; book the interviews; confirm to both parties; obtain feedback after the interview and hopefully have a job offer.
I answer enquiries from both candidates and clients about a range of recruitment related topics. These could be on anything from salary benchmarks to an employee wanting advice on how to approach their boss for a pay rise.
Everyday I am in contact with active candidates who are looking and also with candidates that we have placed. I feel communication with our candidates and clients is a essential part of my role.
I am able to maintain and develop my industry contacts whilst meeting new and interesting people every day. I love the feeling of announcing a job offer to someone and hearing the genuine excitement in their voice, or finding that perfect person for a vacancy with one of our clients. Knowing I am helping people achieve their goals, whatever they may be, is very rewarding!