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Sharp & Carter

The goal of our Sharp & Carter Graduate Programs is to train and develop the next generation of university graduates through to becoming a Recruitment Consultant professional. We provide an extensive training program and hands-on learning experience with a fully dedicated learning & development team. We offer paid opportunities in both our internship program and our full-time graduate positions.

Sharp & Carter aims to provide generosity to our staff with care, trust and progression in developing their career. The way we go about recruitment makes all the difference, and makes us a breath of fresh air in our industry. Recruitment Consultants at Sharp & Carter are the intermediary between organisations wishing to recruit (the client) and the individual seeking a career move (the candidate). We work together with organisations to build strong relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs, requirements and ultimately help people make their next correct career choice.

Our culture at Sharp & Carter is second to none. The mission of our culture is to ensure we provide an industry leading work life balance to our staff. It is about creating and maintaining a supportive and healthy work environment, which will enable us to have balance between work and personal responsibilities and thus strengthen employee loyalty and productivity.

Some great examples of how we maintain a work life balance and reward our staff is by:

  • Annual trips (Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns 2017, skiing in Queenstown 2016, Bali 2015)
  • Weekly complimentary personal training sessions & yoga classes
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Break out room (pool table, table tennis, beverage fridge)
  • Sharp & Carter Sporting Teams (AFL 9’s, Futsal, Basketball)
  • Work from home
  • Social Events (Friday night drinks, Family night etc.)
  • Workshops on Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness and Positive psychology
  • Providing weekly breakfast, coffee & tea facilities
  • Team divisions group activities (lunches, activities, golf, networking corporate events & more)

Your Role

Recruiting & Consulting

  • Managing own portfolio of recruiting assignments via advertised, database or search methodologies
  • Candidate management including interviewing, registering and maintaining qualified junior to mid-level candidates
  • Advertising vacancies by drafting and placing adverts in a range of media
  • Briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of a job in question
  • Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients regarding of suitable applicants
  • Informing candidates about the results of their interviews
  • Negotiating pay and salary rates and finalising arrangements between client and candidates
  • Offering advice to both clients and candidates on pay rates, training and career progression
  • Using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking to attract business from client companies
  • Arranging and facilitating Client Meetings

Broader Business Responsibilities

  • Development of business plans in line with company plans and input to annual budgeting/ business planning process
  • Initiate new marketing ideas / company events
  • Client presentations, client pitches and input into PSA proposals
  • Cost control
  • Quality control – resumes, database(JobAdder), assignment management, working in agreed quality systems and procedures
  • Reviewing recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment programmes

Performance Evaluation

  • Individual results – actual performance vs budget (on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis)
  • Advertising – number of client paid advertisements
  • New Business Development – number of new clients brought into the business
  • Administration – completing various administrative tasks accurately and on time (e.g., registering of candidates,  database integrity, placement invoices, sick leave form, annual leave forms etc.)

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience, knowledge, skills and cultural fit

As a suitable candidate, you will have:

  • Strong interpersonal communication and people skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong team based work ethic
  • Responsive and solutions focused
  • A resilient and independent capacity to thrive on the challenge of change
  • Ability to build rapport with people quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information


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