An employment consultant's main responsibilities are completing assessments, developing employment opportunities, and coordinating placements for individuals. This means they must network with potential employers and help convince them to hire individuals in the program. They are also in charge of making sure all relevant documentation is completed on time and correctly. Employment consultants must keep up to date on current job market trends, as well as keep in regular contact with businesses to ensure that the job placements have worked out.
Employment consultants typically work full time in an office setting, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the employer. Typical employers include organizations that help place individuals with jobs. The ability to travel is needed so the consultant can visit potential business partners as needed.
Minimum educational requirements for this position typically include a bachelor's degree in the human services field. They also need to have at least three to five years of experience in human services. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential to communicate effectively with employers and individuals seeking employment. Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills are also needed. Additionally, employment consultants should be able to help train individuals on how to perform job-related tasks and adhere to workplace rules.
Consultant, Employment Tasks
Establish and maintain relationships with hiring managers to stay abreast of current and future hiring and business needs.
Arrange for interviews and provide travel arrangements as necessary.
May be involved in writing and placing advertising for open positions in publications; online and print.
Source, screen and interview applicants to obtain information on work history, training, education, and job skills for open positions; may utilize ATS.