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About the Recruitment Industry in New Zealand

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Talentify Recruitment

At Talentify we know the recruitment industry inside out like we should! We are a rec2rec specialist with over 13 years’ experience in the NZ recruitment world, and 20+ years’ experience in sales and sales leadership.

Recruitment consultants help match people with jobs. They work with candidates (people looking for work) and clients (employers looking for staff).


Careers NZ advises that chances of getting a job as a recruitment consultant are average for those wanting to enter the role, but good for those with experience.


The amount of commission earned depends on the employer and individual performance. It is possible for consultants to earn as much as their base salary in commission.

Skills Required for Recruitment Consultants

  • Strong communicators

  • Good listeners

  • Skilled at networking and relationship management

  • Skilled organisers

  • Resilient and able to bounce back from setbacks

  • Quick and efficient, with an eye for detail

  • Results-focused and goal-oriented

  • Able to work well under pressure and unsupervised

  • Friendly, with a positive attitude


Recruitment offers a fantastic opportunity to build your toolbox of skills, enjoy yourself and reap the financial rewards of working in a successful business.

The Future of Recruitment

The speed at which skill sets are changing in any job involving technology will always present an opportunity for the savvy recruiter.      

Companies don’t have the time to talent pool the fast emerging or specialist roles, such as business transformation or marketing analytics. There are new software development skills emerging all the time.

Growth continues in skill shortages in areas that involve creativity and problem solving, and skills involving bringing people together. While high level people data will make it easier to identify ‘highly plausible’ candidates, recruiters will continue to play a role in creating the connection for this kind of placement.


New Zealand is a small market, with a smaller talent pool. In a candidate-short function, you have to try harder, or look to transferable skills. We bounce off the edge of the talent pool more quickly, and so we need to be more creative in attracting people, or more willing to find that transferable skill set.

Industry Snapshots

$40K-$90K p/a

Average salary for recruitment consultants with one to five years’ experience.


$80K-$130K p/a

Average salary for recruitment managers.

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