7 Traits of a Good Recruitment Resourcer

Even despite the coronavirus pandemic, the IT recruitment sector is booming. What’s more, the rate at which technology is advancing means that jobs in the IT sector of the recruitment industry look safe for years to come. With such a bright outlook and massive earning potential, there has never been a better time to embark on a career in recruitment. However, if you want to become a successful Recruitment Consultant, you must first learn how to be a good Recruitment Resourcer. This article explains all you need to know about resourcing and how to become good at it.

What is a Recruitment Resourcer?

Individual job descriptions can vary from one recruitment agency to another. However, more experienced consultants commonly focus on business development and finding job vacancies for resourcing staff to work on. Meanwhile, it is the resourcers job to find suitable candidates to fill those vacancies. Their day to day tasks include:

  • Sourcing suitable candidates on LinkedIn and other social media channels
  • Reaching out and building relationships with candidates
  • Obtaining and shortlisting CVs
  • Telephone screening candidates
  • Arranging telephone and face to face interviews
  • Handling any administration related to booking interviews
  • Taking queries from clients and candidates

In the early days of your resourcing career, don’t be surprised if a more experienced consultant takes over once candidates start doing well. This can often appear to resourcers that the consultants are taking all the glory for your hard work. In fact, they are doing you a massive favour!

Experienced recruiter taking over a conversation from a recruitment resourcer.
Experienced Recruitment Consultants often take over the recruitment process once candidates are progressing through the interview process. This is because they have the negotiation skills to handle some of the serious conversations happening at this level.

The reason we say that is this: Once candidates progress through the interview process and clients begin discussing job offers, a consultant’s job becomes more about negotiation and overcoming objections. These are skills that only come with experience and are vital in securing the candidate placement.

Is Recruitment Resourcing a Good Job?

To put it into perspective, the basic starting salary for a Recruitment Resourcer in the North West of England in 2021 is around £20,00 per year. However, with only 1–2 years of experience, it’s not unrealistic to be earning over £30,000 with the commission. Most would agree that’s not bad for a job that requires no qualifications or experience!

What Skills do you Need to be Good at Resourcing?

1 — Focus

2 — Confidence

3 — Initiative

4 — Organisation

A recruitment resourcer talking to a candidate on the phone
A Recruitment Resourcer’s job is a varied and interesting one, where no two days are the same.

5 — Technology

6 — Honesty

7 — Persistence

A Few Final Thoughts on Becoming a Good Recruitment Resourcer

We are always on the lookout for Recruitment Resourcers who are keen to learn. If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to work in recruitment, you can find out what our team loves about their jobs.

We hope you found this article useful. If you did, please share it on social media where others can find out more about this exciting career choice!

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