IT Recruitment Consultant

Assess candidate eligibility for roles in the Information Technology (IT) space and assist employers to find suitably qualified IT staff.
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What's it like to be an IT Recruitment Consultant?

Of particular interest to the Information Technology Recruitment Consultant is whether candidates have the specific knowledge and technical experience the client wants such as skills in computer software, programming, database or network systems and hardware.
IT Recruitment Consultant

Tasks and duties

  • Arranging for advertising of job vacancies.
  • Headhunting, networking, and using CV searching techniques to find relevant candidates.
  • Reviewing and assessing CVs and preparing them for submission to clients.
  • Interviewing and screening candidates to ensure they have the skills and qualifications required by client companies.
  • Creating a shortlist of candidates for the client.
  • Arranging interviews between the candidate and key staff within the client company.
  • Briefing candidates about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job in question.
  • Undertaking negotiations on terms and conditions of employment.
  • Negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates.
  • Maintaining personnel records and associated human resource information systems.

How to become an IT Recruitment Consultant

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In order to be able to evaluate an IT candidate properly, it is important that an IT Recruitment Consultant has some understanding of information technology. Though not a prerequisite, it can help if you have an IT qualification or IT industry experience.

  1. Complete a bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or a related field.
  2. Alternatively gain work experience in the information technology sector, such as working as a computer support specialist or as an IT technician.
  3. Alternatively, complete training through the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Australia & New Zealand (RCSA), which is the peak body for the recruitment and staffing industry in Australia and New Zealand.

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Latest IT Recruitment Consultant reviews

Latest reviews from 2 IT Recruitment Consultants surveyed on SEEK.

Nov 2018
IT Recruitment - why you should join!
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business (Management)
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Everyday is different, it's the nature of the business, you are engaging very interesting people and learning about how their skills can contribute to important projects and pieces of work. You're hel...
The challenges
Some challenges would actually be finding the right candidate for the Canberra market. Canberra has the least job seekers looking for work per open position in all capital cities. It is very different...
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Aug 2023
Navigating the ever-changing landscape of IT talent acquisition while forging meaningful connections between skilled professionals and cutting-edge opportunities has been a dynamic and fulfilling journey.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
I find immense satisfaction in connecting talented IT professionals with exciting career opportunities, witnessing their growth, and contributing to the success of innovative tech projects. The consta...
The challenges
Dealing with high volumes of applications and managing candidate expectations during competitive hiring processes can be challenging at times.
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