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I HAVE been at Jobshop UK for over a year and am often asked what my job involves. Recruitment is a fast-paced career that requires commitment, innovation, integrity, superior customer service and having a proactive and positive approach.

I split my time between interviewing potential candidates and speaking with clients.

The most successful consultants are generally those who spend time developing strong relationships with both clients and candidates alike.

A typical day for me would go something like this...

9am

First call, to a client who wants to see two candidates tomorrow.

A great start and both candidates are really excited.

9.30am

Checked my e-mails and found I had several CVs to read.

Telephone-screened eight candidates and made appointments to see five of them for formal registration.

10.30am

Interviewed a candidate for a specific position.

He scored highly on all tests and came over really well at interview.

Called the client immediately and arranged an interview for the candidate.

Noon

Visited a client and had lunch with her.

She is a very busy HR manager and we have assisted her with recruitment activities in the past.

1.30pm

Back at office, and dealt with lots of messages.

2pm

Returned a client's call who interviewed my candidate yesterday.

They have decided to offer her the role.

Then my favourite part of being a recruitment consultant I pass on the good news.

3pm

Another visit this time to a potentially new client.

The HR manager doesn't have any current vacancies but after I have spoken with her I learn more about the company and type of people they usually recruit.

I will now be able to select the correct candidate when they need me to.

4pm

A quick hello' to another client in the area, whom I actually placed in her HR role just a few months ago.

5pm

Back to the office to pick up messages and e-mails.

Some great feedback from both client and candidate from the interview earlier today and I learn that a second interview has been arranged.

Catch up with some administration.

6pm

Home. Another busy day!

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