A recruitment resourcer is an entry level position for people looking to start a career in recruitment.
It’s a chance to learn the basic skills needed for many sales roles, whilst building a solid foundation for the move up to a recruitment consultant position.
But many people don’t know what a recruitment resourcer actually does, so let’s take a look.
What are the day-to-day duties of a recruitment resourcer?
The central role of a recruitment resourcer is to find and qualify candidates for each of the roles the senior recruitment consultants are trying to fill.
This covers the full recruitment process, so resourcers typically spend their days placing job adverts to attract candidates, conducting searches on the company database or online job boards to find candidates with relevant skills, calling them to discuss their experience, checking their qualifications and references, and identifying whether they will be a good fit for the role.
Most of these tasks will be carried out on the phone, although there will be times where resourcers meet face-to-face with clients or candidates to discuss their roles.
These conversations are essentially selling the position to candidates, or the candidates to the clients, by answering their questions and dealing with objections, so recruitment resourcers also need to be keen to develop their sales skills.
Resourcers are also responsible for keeping all of their records up to date; keeping track of the relevant candidate and client information in the company’s database and tracking their business metrics, so a good portion of their work day will typically be spent on admin.
It’s also important to stay up to date on the sector you’re working in, staying up to date with market pay rates, contract types, clients that may be looking to recruit in the future, and companies that are going to be making redundancies.
What skills do you need to be a recruitment resourcer?
As this is an entry level position, businesses won’t typically expect trainees to have vast amounts of experience, but there are a few key skills that will help anyone to succeed as a recruitment resourcer.
Being a recruitment resourcer involves talking to lots of candidates and potential clients, so being confident and professional on the telephone is essential.
Being able to sell roles to candidates, and candidates to clients, is a must.
Good computer skills
Recruitment resourcers are typically responsible for keeping track of their sales figures, and all of the relevant candidate and client information for their roles. This normally involves using a range of software such as Microsoft Office and Outlook, and an Applicant Tracking System or CRM such as Bullhorn.
As with any sales-based roles, calling people on the phone can result in a lot of negative feedback, so it’s important that recruitment resourcers are motivated and resilient.
The recruitment industry is very competitive, so recruitment resourcers need to be driven to win!
Desire to progress
In order to move up the career ladder to a consultant position, recruitment resourcers must be hard working, and have the desire to progress through their company.
How much does a recruitment resourcer earn?
Salaries for recruitment resourcers can vary depending on the size of the company, the location, and the sector they’ll be working in.
Our trainee positions have a basic salary of somewhere between £16k and £20k, with an uncapped commission.
Think it might be for you?
If you’re looking to start your career in recruitment, and you think you’d make a good recruitment resourcer, we’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our team.
You can apply to our Recruitment Resourcer position here.