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Michael Page shares a typical day in the life of a recruiter

Did you know 4 April is celebrated globally as International Recruiters Day? Yes, a whole day dedicated to recognize the skills and work of recruiters! So what really does a recruiter do? At leading recruitment company Michael Page, (part of the FTSE 250 listed PageGroup), the role of a recruitment consultant combines business development and commercial customer service, generating revenue by successfully engaging with clients, candidates and colleagues. To quote one of our consultants, “I just placed a 60-year-old unemployed candidate… we change people's lives, one of the reasons why I love this job!”

The key responsibilities of a recruitment consultant include:

. Identifying and developing client/business relationships in a competitive environment

. Advising on and selling the most appropriate solution for attracting candidates and maintaining a candidate database

. Assessing and responding to the needs of each particular client or assignment

. Sourcing suitable candidates and briefing them on the opportunities offered by the client

. Managing the process through interview to offer stage and beyond

. Offering CV, interview and general career advice

. Networking to build business information that can be converted into commercial opportunities

Since its launch in the UK in 1976, as a recruitment firm, PageGroup has been changing lives for people through creating opportunity to reach potential. The Group now employs over 7000 people in 36 countries and reported a gross profit of £815m in 2018. 

Michael Page in the Middle East

Its Middle East business operates across all three brands: Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel. Established in the Dubai International Financial Centre in 2006,  PageGroup works across the entire region from 2 main office locations, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Over the last 10 years, PageGroup has developed a strong position within the market resulting in a total headcount of over 60 employees and a management team with more than 100 years of PageGroup experience.

In 2018, Michael Page recruiters placed over 2,258 job placements (35% higher as compared to 2017). Along with launching dedicated desks for Digital, Energy and Health & Life Sciences disciplines, the company also created a new team focused on Saudi Arabia manned by 12 experienced recruiters.

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