Careers in Recruitment

Why work as a recruitment consultant?

The recruitment function has shifted in importance in recent years due to two key factors – the increasingly complex employment legislation in Australia, and greater recognition of the role people play in an organisation’s ability to reach its goals.

In fact, a recruitment consultant’s role has become increasingly specialised and strategic, making the job more varied and interesting than ever before. Acting as a valued advisor in an employment context can be highly rewarding and helps you to develop transferable leadership, consulting, business development and HR skills. Plus career development opportunities are available.

If you ask a consultant why they work in recruitment, they will invariably say it is because they get to work with and help people.

As a recruitment consultant, you can gain exposure to a range of organisations and career paths. Typical progression opportunities include business development, account management, team leadership, branch management and senior management. However, systems, HR, research, safety and workplace relations are alternative career paths.

Recruitment is a fantastic training ground for graduates and an opportunity for experienced professionals to utilise their broad skills and knowledge. The Bayside Group’s comprehensive training and development program is tailored to consultants at all levels.


What does a Bayside Group recruitment consultant typically do?

Research and meet with candidates to understand capabilities and career aspirations

Meet with existing and potential clients to discuss requirements and key issues

Verify candidate capabilities through assessment and reference checks

Provide specialist advice to help clients meet requirements and address key issues

Fill temporary and permanent roles, connecting candidates with the right employer

Deliver a range of specialist recruitment and workforce management solutions

Why Bayside Group?

Unlike most other recruiters, we offer competitive salary packages that recognise your skills, experience and performance without commission, so you can focus on service quality and long-term partnerships.

We believe in a healthy balance between work and personal life. With multiple brands, there are also a range of opportunities to grow in your career.

Through partnerships with leading employers and active involvement in the RCSA and AHRI, we are an industry leader, establishing and influencing best practice.

Professional Development

We understand the value of previous discipline or industry experience, providing comprehensive training to give you the right tools to succeed, whether you have a recruitment background or not.

Our internal training program incorporates recruitment, workplace relations, solution selling and leadership, with external development also available as part of our professional development pathways.

As an award-winning specialist recruitment and workforce management business, our goal is to develop strategic consultants who act as advisors to clients and candidates in delivering diverse services.

40 Lessons Learned in 40 Years

The Bayside Group was established in 1976.

Read our eBook to find out what our leaders and consultants have learned about recruitment.