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Agency Recruitment Consultant

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this Agency Recruitment Consultant hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

HOW TO HIRE A Agency Recruitment Consultant

What does a Agency Recruitment Consultant do?

An Agency Recruitment Consultant takes on both the role of a recruiter and a salesperson. They will actively field incoming queries from companies looking for staff, and also calls from people looking for work

Usually, an agency recruitment consultant will answer incoming customer calls, respond to emails, and conduct interviews of potential candidates. They will also make outbound sales calls to potential clients and conduct on site visits in order to sell in a candidate or to offer their services in sourcing a candidate for a role.

Day to day tasks of a Agency Recruitment Consultant

Skills assessment

Agency Recruitment Consultant definition

An Agency Recruitment Consultants’ primary responsibility is to build relationships with employers and candidates in order to place candidates in jobs so they can meet sales targets.

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Agency Recruitment Consultant Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a Agency Recruitment Consultant

An agency recruitment consultant must be customer-focussed and empathetic. Because the role is sales driven, an agency recruitment consultant needs to have skills in resilience and learning agility. They must also have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Pro Tip

For entry level roles, you’re likely to receive a larger number of applications than you would for other roles. Ensure you provide details about what it’s like to work for your company, and what your company values and sales expectations are so applicants know whether your company is the right fit for them.


How to write a Agency Recruitment Consultant job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your Agency Recruitment Consultant job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, an Agency Recruitment Consultant must empathize with clients’ concerns and problems, and it would be nice to have a strong sales background.

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Sample skill tests for a Agency Recruitment Consultant

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Question 1


Question Type: Audio

Please record an audio of yourself rejecting a candidate that has interviewed for a role and was not successful.

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Question 2

Relationship Building

Question Type: Text

You have recently been assigned to assist a jobseeker, Melvin, who has previously worked with another Employment Advisor that has now moved to another role. You had your first meeting with Melvin, but he seemed distant and asked why he got assigned to you. What would be your approach to building a trusting relationship with this client?

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Question 3


Question Type: Text

You are taking a reference for a candidate that you have recently placed in a role. The contact that you are speaking with is the Director at an organization of one of your target clients. What else could you be doing on this reference call?


How to interview a Agency Recruitment Consultant

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a Agency Recruitment Consultant?

The US average for an Agency Recruitment Consultant is $60,837 according to while the reported average salary on Glassdoor amounts to $68,500. Ninety percent of agency recruitment consultants earn above $55,000 with the top 10% percent receiving approximately $90,000.

Agency Recruitment Consultant Salary United States

Agency Recruitment Consultant salaries in the United States range from $55,000 – $90,000 (USD). Agency Recruitment Consultant salaries in the U.S vary a lot depending on the experience of the employee and the sales commission structure.

Source: Glassdoor

Agency Recruitment Consultant Salary United Kingdom

Agency Recruitment Consultant salaries in the United Kingdom range from £26,663 – £36,2620 (GBP). Agency Recruitment Consultant salaries in the UK vary a lot depending on the experience of the employee and the sales commission structure.

Source: Reed

Agency Recruitment Consultant Salary Australia

Agency Recruitment Consultant salaries in Australia range from $49,000 – $77,000 (AUD). Agency Recruitment Consultant salaries in Australia vary a lot depending on the experience of the employee and the sales commission structure.

Source: Payscale