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Do you want to be a recruitment manager? 

If you are currently considering becoming a recruitment manager and are thinking about taking a look at the available recruitment manager roles nears you, we are here to help, and are today going to be providing more information regarding what a recruitment manager does so that you can decide whether it is really the position for you!

Recruitment managers are typically responsible for finding and recruiting candidates for open positions that companies have – They can work either for recruiting agencies which work for many companies or for large organisations that have their very own recruitment divisions.

Specific roles and duties can vary from one recruitment manager position to the next, however common duties generally include:

  • Communicating with clients to get a clear view on their hiring needs and business goals
  • Researching their client’s companies
  • Researching their clients competing companies and their entire industry
  • Defining job descriptions and document specifications for their client’s open vacancies
  • Identifying prospective clients using a wide selection of appropriate channels
  • Creating candidate personas for all positions
  • Conducting interviews that are professional and confidential
  • Following up references of their candidates for their clients
  • Presenting shortlisted candidates to their clients alongside detailed candidate profile summaries
  • Building long-term and meaningful relationships
  • Developing sustainable lead strategies
  • Advising clients on the best recruitment processes
  • Managing a team of recruiters and providing each with training guidelines and feedback

Depending on the position that you apply for you may need qualifications, however your previous experience, personality and skillsets do account for a lot. Some of the requirements for recruitment manager roles can include:

  • Experience in recruiting
  • Experience in management of some kind, whether it be of a company or of a team within a company
  • A good understanding of recruitment processes
  • A strong ability to use applicant tracking systems
  • Understanding of recruitment marketing software
  • A good understanding of candidate selection methods
  • Great critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal presentation and communication skills
  • Stone team-player qualities
  • Great time management skills
  • Existing relationships within the recruitment agency and the ability to work along as well as in a team

If after reading this you think that you have got what it takes to be a recruitment manager, we highly advise that you take a look at the available vacancies today and start applying! Being a recruitment manager can be very rewarding and is definitely a choice that you will be glad that you have made.

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