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A Day in the Life of a Recruitment Consultant


I joined Technical Network (back then Network Recruitment Partnership) at the beginning of 2014, having recently graduated with no previous recruitment experience. The journey into recruitment began with a 10 week training academy with 5 other initiates that are now trusted colleagues, this involved a combination of on the job training and a in-house training development scheme.

Technical Network specialise in Engineering and Manufacturing recruitment and I specialise in the Maintenance and Service market from entry level technician through to management level. My desk is very fast paced and extremely competitive and I recruit in a variety of sectors UK wide. This keeps me on my toes and stops the job from getting stale or repetitive as each client and candidate are unique in their own way.

Every day as a recruitment consultant brings new challenges no two days are the same. To be a successful recruitment consultant you must be able to switch between tasks and juggle fire sticks whilst doing kick ups... well at least you need to be able to manage difficult processes and make sure your time is being well spent (the company mantra after all is time well spent). I have quickly learnt that being organised and being able to plan your work in advanced is vital but at the same time you can not be rigid as you must adapt to whatever is thrown at you. With this in mine I have outlined a typical day as a recruitment consultant at Technical Network Recruitment. Not only do I have to prioritise my day but also the time of my team mates, Ben Price who is a dedicated resource within Maintenance and Service recruitment.


8:00am - Through the doors

  • Start work - make a cup of coffee!
  • Call candidates I haven't managed to get in touch with the day before

8:30am – Morning Meeting and Plan Review

  • Read new emails and address any that require immediate attention
  • Attend Monday morning meeting with management
  • Set work for Ben Price who is part of the maintenance team
  • Make adjustments to my planned day if anything immediate has come in and prioritise tasks

9:00am - Candidates

  • Analyse job boards for any new candidates and new job leads
  • Asses any applications to job advertisements
  • Contact suitable candidates for live roles and pre-screen them
  • Create shortlists of candidates for roles
  • Send CVS out to Clients 

11:00am - Business Development

  • Catch up with existing clients
  • Chase up leads generated from job boards and call potential business to promote

Technical Network Recruitments services

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Client Meeting

  • Meeting with a new client to discuss a new role which they have had difficulty filling
  • Take down a brief and suggest suitable candidates

16:00 – Review

  • Take calls from candidates answering your voicemails
  • Review the day so far and discuss new business with team
  • Organise tomorrows work Load

17:30 – Last minute calls

  • Call candidates you haven’t managed to get in touch with throughout the day but may catch them as they leave work

18:00- Home time


Technical Network Recruitment Ltd:
117 Hagley Road
Birmingham B16 8LB
Tel: +44 (0)121 450 5020
Fax: +44 (0)121 450 5021

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