Recruitment consultant CV example: ATS-friendly template

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Joe Bloggs

– Recruitment consultant –

Address: 1234, High Street, Nottingham NG1 2DY

Phone: 0115 9123456 / 07984 182182

Email: joe@bloggs.com | Website: www.joebloggs.com

LinkedIn: @joebloggs | Twitter: @joebloggs99

PROFILE

  • Recruitment consultant with 4+ years experience in both legal and marketing recruitment.
  • 360 recruiter able to run my own desk autonomously with a solid billing history.
  • Demonstrable track record of building and maintaining relationships with senior decision makers and quality candidates.
  • Driven, determined and self-motivated with strong communications skills and a confident and resilient personality.
  • Full member of the British Institute of Recruiters.

WORK HISTORY

Recruitment Consultant (Legal) | March 2015 – date

Harvey Griffiths Recruitment, Nottingham

My responsibilities included:

  • Sourcing candidates for legal roles through job boards, adverts, LinkedIn and referrals.
  • Arranging meetings with candidates to go over their career histories and goals.
  • Matching clients to vacancies and shortlisting, arranging references for successful placements.
  • Arranging and hosting events to expand my network and personal brand.
  • Building my client base and marketing candidates to them via email, phone and social.

Key achievement: Exceeded billing targets in 2019 by +33%  |  2018 by +27%  |  2016 by +21%

Recruitment Consultant (Marketing) | January 2010 – February 2015

April May Recruitment, Nottingham

My responsibilities included:

  • Building client base from scratch through hosting events, networking and referrals.
  • Working with a wide range of clients from SMEs to multi nationals.
  • Scheduling and attending pitches with prospective clients
  • Networking in the industry and establishing my own brand within the market.
  • Assisting clients recruitment needs with recruiting needs from finding temps to permanent additions.
  • Sourcing, screening and onboarding new high quality candidates.

Key achievement: Developed own client base from scratch worth £480k pa by 2015.

Trainee Recruitment Consultant (Education) | January 2009 – December 2009

Teacher plus Recruitment, Nottingham

My responsibilities in this 12 month apprenticeship included:

  • Sourcing candidates via advertising, headhunting, networking and referrals.
  • Interviewing and screening candidates, and matching them to available temporary positions.
  • Covering the phone one in six weekends from home, and occasionally in the week to meet demand.

EDUCATION

 A Levels | June 2008

Redhill academy, Arnold

English (B), Maths (B), Biology (C)

GCSEs | June 2006

Redhill academy, Arnold

9 GCSEs grades C and above, including English (B) and Maths (B)

SKILLS

  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong sales and negotiation skills – specific example scenarios available.
  • Tenacious, confident, ambitious and self-motivated.
  • All past experience was in fast-paced environments, allowing me to develop excellent time management and organisational skills.

CONTRIBUTIONS

  • “Lockdown conditions brings opportunities for recruiters” ~ Recruiter Magazine, 21st May 2020
  • “Bring on the brilliance: agencies improve Covid-19 schemes” ~ Recruiter Magazine, 15th April 2020
  • “How to engage your Millennial workforce” ~ HR Magazine, 15th January 2020

A full list of contributions can be found on my LinkedIn profile: @joebloggs

INTERESTS

In my spare time, I am a member of my local community theatre group and  I take part in productions two or three times a year. I also host info sessions in local schools about getting involved with the theatre.

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How to write a recruitment consultant CV

In this guide we look at how to write the perfect CV for recruitment roles.

The basic sections you’ll need for your recruitment CV are:

Name and contact information

This section should include your name, address, phone number(s), email address and website (if applicable).

Do also include your Twitter and LinkedIn handles in this section, where these help demonstrate that you’re involved with your industry. In the recruitment sector, the ability to build a personal brand and network are extremely important. Your activities on social media can help demonstrate to prospective employers that you have these skills. Find out more about building a great LinkedIn profile here.

Personal profile

We recommend that you include a profile under your contact details. This is a short section – sometimes called a personal statement – which tells the prospective employer exactly how you’re suited to the role. Write it with reference to the person specification.

Work history

Your previous experience should be presented in the work history section, in reverse chronological order.

  • Do emphasise skills and experience relevant to the target role. This means when writing a CV, you should be tailoring it every time you send it out to a recruiter.
  • It’s okay to list responsibilities, but do also speak about your achievements where possible.

There are certain traits that recruitment agencies really value – and emphasising these within your work history will give you a better chance of landing an interview. These include, for example:

  • That you are a 360 recruiter – i.e. you can deal with the recruitment process end-to-end from sourcing, screening and selecting to hiring and onboarding candidates.
  • That you are capable of building and working your own client bank through networking, hosting events etc.
  • That you are a good sales person with great negotiation skills.
  • That you have hit, or preferably smashed, previous billing targets consistently.
  • That you can work autonomously.
  • That you have worked with clients and candidates in the particular sector they are hiring for (e.g. legal, marketing, etc).

Qualifications

Generally there’s no universal qualification or degree that’s required for a recruitment role. However, a thorough subject knowledge of the sector you want to work with is advantageous and will help you better match candidates to clients. There is nothing more frustrating for clients than being sent unsuitable candidates – it wastes their time and sends a clear signal that you don’t understand their needs.

Skills

Examples of how’ve acquired and used particular key skills are generally included within your work experience. A separate skills section isn’t therefore strictly necessary. However, if you have space, you might want to reemphasise some of the key skills that the employer has included in their person specification. Where possible, provide details of how you have acquired the skill or used the skill effectively.

If you’re not sure which skills are typically the most important to employees within the industry, check out this job profile.

Achievements

As for skills, achievements are usually included within your work history. However, if you have any particularly impressive achievements that you’d like to emphasise, a separate section could be added. This might include any industry-relevant awards you’ve achieved that aren’t specific to a role.

Memberships

Membership of a relevant, professional organisation can help demonstrate a commitment to your industry. In the UK, you might for example want to join:

NB. Some of the above will only be open to you if you are trading as a business. If you are a member of just one of these bodies, you might want to include a mention to this somewhere else on your recruitment consultant CV – like our example.

Contributions

If you have contributed recruitment-related articles in the past,

  • Contributions
  • Interests

Skills and achievements can be included within your work history and other sections – so they are not strictly necessary. They can however be helpful if you want to reemphasise to the employer that you’re a great fit for the role.

Interests

Whilst the interests section is not obligatory, it can help to further demonstrate that you’ve acquired and used key transferable skills. These might be, for example, great communication, teamwork, leadership or the ability to train.

Originally published 11th February 2016.

About Jen Wiss-Carline

Jen Wiss-Carline has been a Senior Manager and Consultant for several sizeable companies which included dealing with all aspects of staff management and recruitment. She is also a Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive, having been admitted as a Fellow in February 2006.

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