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The role of a consultant


What does a recruitment consultant do?

A recruitment consultant is the intermediary between organisations wishing to recruit (the client) and the individual seeking a career move or temporary assignment (the candidate).

Consultant’s key responsibilities

The role of the consultant is broadly to:

  • Identify and develop client/business relationships in a competitive environment
  • Help attract candidates and maintain the candidate database
  • Assess and respond to the needs of each particular client or assignment
  • Source suitable candidates and brief them on the opportunities offered by the client
  • Manage the process through interview to offer stage and beyond
  • Offer CV, interview and general career advice

Becoming a Michael Page consultant

Working for Michael Page will give you the opportunity to:

Grow your own business

At Michael Page you are given the opportunity to own and develop your own business, using your initiative and ambition to make it a success. You will have personal ownership over a particular market segment, with the challenge of strengthening existing relationships and winning new business for yourself and your team. You will be supported by a team of capable and experienced leaders, committed to helping you grow the business in the best possible direction.

Work as a specialist consultant

Your role involves more than just bringing the best employers and brightest professionals together. You will also act as a specialist consultant to clients and candidates, adding value to the recruitment process through your industry knowledge and experience. You will provide career coaching to help job seekers find their next role and offer expert advice to clients on topics such as market conditions, trends and salary levels.

Be recognised as a salaried professional

You will be recognised as a salaried professional, receiving a competitive base salary plus generous bonuses based on achievement of individual and team-based targets. This approach differs from other recruitment firms where your income is solely dependent on competing with your peers for commissions. At Michael Page you are rewarded for working collaboratively to achieve the best job match and establishing long-term relationships with clients and job seekers.

Work with the world’s biggest brands

Our globally recognised brand attracts some of the world’s biggest and best blue chip companies, providing you with access to major global players. As well as supporting the growth of top international brands, you will also gain exposure to respected industry leaders, with the opportunity to build your reputation as a provider of expert advice and exceptional client service.