What You Do in Recruitment | SuperGrad
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What You Do in Recruitment

Recruitment is a varied industry with several main areas of work. Besides finding candidates to place into jobs, the role involves a lot of different activities on a day-to-day basis.

We work with Graduates that have something extra, something that sets them apart from the crowd. It’s an attitude, an approach to life, and it’s about making the most of the opportunity you have been given.

No matter what your skill set, family background or University degree, the SuperGrad Programme will help unleash your potential by giving you all the skills you need and showing you how to harness these skills to become the best you can be.

While our clients vary in culture, seniority and sector expertise, most are relatively small entrepreneurial firms seeking outgoing, business-minded candidates with underlying tenacity and drive, and possessing superb communication skills.

Whether you kick off your career as a Researcher, Resourcer or Trainee Consultant you will be assisting your colleagues in identifying, organising and approaching candidates who may be suitable for a client’s job opportunity, or at least be a good source of information. During this period you will pick up the technicalities of your role and how the industry hangs together, and importantly develop your communication and influencing skills. Your promotion to a ‘full’ Consultant could be in as little as 3 months, but ultimately it depends on your performance.


Headhunting will be the main part of your job. You will be finding candidates using job boards and LinkedIn, as well as other methods and call them trying to convince them to take a job, even when they may not necessarily be looking to move from their current role.


A big part of your day-to-day role will be consulting. You will work together with your clients to develop plans that ensure their staffing solutions are met. Unlike consultants in other industries, you will be client-facing within months and thus gain valuable business experience.

Business Development

Working in the recruitment industry often means you run a desk like it is your own business. You will be responsible for generating new business and having a strategy for this. You will meet with existing and new clients to build strong relationships, and supporting and liaising with these clients throughout the process, from finding the right candidate for them to facilitating salary negotiations.


The role of researcher is mostly important in executive search. You may spend several years working as a researcher before moving on to becoming a consultant, supporting the consultants in the business in the process of finding senior executives for some of the world’s biggest companies, as well as smaller, high performing firms across the world.