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Graduate Recruitment Consultant

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: SB0205181613
  • Sector: Recruitment, Phaidon International
  • Date posted: 04/05/2018
Success-hungry Trainee recruitment consultants wanted to join our record-breaking Chicago office based in the heart of the financial district! If you are a recent graduate who enjoys Networking, Sales, and building business whilst earning uncapped commission, then we think recruitment consultancy could be for you!

If you can honestly say that you possess the following attributes, you need to click APPLY!
  • Emotional intelligence, a great listener, and communicator
  • A competitive streak and a genuine will to win
  • Resilience and really bounce back the ability
  • A burning desire and purpose behind your drive to be successful
  • Business/ Commercial acumen
Who are we?

Phaidon International is the parent company of five award-winning micro-specialist recruitment brands. We value our clients and help them to grow by finding rare, senior, business-critical talent through a model of long-term partnership and thorough understanding of our verticals.

We are a values-based company and are passionate about what we do. Ability, character, and loyalty are at the heart of our strong, meritocratic, organic culture. This has ensured over 90% of our leadership gained promotion from within. This has enabled us to achieve sustained superior financial performance by consistently delivering results for our clients and ourselves.

Last year we helped over 2,150 professionals make permanent, interim and fixed-term career moves across 60 countries. Approximately 50% of this talent held a Masters, Ph.D. or above and 90% a Bachelor or above, their average salary is above $USD 100,000 per annum.

Phaidon International started out in 2004 and has grown organically at an exponential rate since then, we have expanded into the USA at a supersonic rate we are now in the top 6 fastest growing recruitment firms across North America 3 years in a row, alongside listed on the inc 5000 fastest growing companies in America and Europe  

Main responsibilities of a Recruiter:
  • Business development – Identifying new business opportunities and turning them into business, in turn, they become your client.
  • Posting job adverts – Attracting the right candidates that match your client’s requirements.
  • Qualifying client needs – Communicating with your client to understand the candidate they need and the vacancy they have to ensure you put the right people through.
  • Sourcing candidates – Headhunting from competitors, getting recommendations/referrals, job boards, and Linkedin.
  • Candidate control – Making sure you are closing candidates throughout the recruitment process.
  • Coaching candidates on interview skills – Making sure your candidates have the best chance being recruited by your client.
  • Shortlisting- After speaking with all of your applicants, you will choose the best-suited candidates to then sell to your client for interviewing.
  • Accurately record data- This will build a database that will essentially become your business, record all information about everyone you speak to will allow you to beat your recruitment competition to the punch by finding the right people faster.
What you need to know 
  • Progression to recruitment manager in 1-2 years and Director in 3-5 years- The sky is the limit!
  • Incredible incentives and benefits; multiple paid vacations each year, lunch clubs to weekly happy hours, early finishes, sports days, health insurance, relocation nationally and internationally.
  • World class training delivered by ex-recruiters and sales professionals, from entry level academies, specialist sales training all delivered by ex-recruiters sales professionals
  • Exceptional uncapped commission structure
  • We are organically grown, meaning that we prefer to promote from within wherever possible meaning that you will get the opportunity to move up the ladder far quicker than in other companies/industries
  • Relocation opportunities to global offices after 12-18 months

To apply submit your most recently updated resume today for our next 2018 graduate intake!


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