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Recruitment Consultants Salary in Singapore-What You Need to Know

Recruitment-Consultants- Salary-in-SingaporeRecruitment Consultants Salary in Singapore-What you need to know.

Do you want to become a recruitment consultant or a home based recruitment consultant? Do you think you have what it takes to become a successful recruitment consultant in Singapore? If you want to become a recruitment consultant you should take note of the followings:

  1. You should be outgoing
  2. You must not be shy
  3. You can call anyone over the phone, which means you have to do tele-marketing
  4. You must be very good in MS words and MS excel
  5. You should be able to speak and write fairly good English
  6. If you are able to converse in mandarin will be good though, although it is not compulsory
  7. You must be willing to do over-time when necessary (Without the over-time pay!!!)
  8. You should have good coordination skills
  9. You must be able to do face-to-face interview with the candidate
  10. You must be able to do SALES…that’s right…SALES
  11. You MUST be able to withstand HIGH pressure. Which means that you will have to achieve your sales target, if not the manager will pester you and give you plenty of pressure you have never seen before.
  12. If you are still reading this…that means you are still interested to be a recruitment consultant…. read on
  13. If you are a Diploma holder, you will be paid from S$1,500 to S$1,800 as a base salary, maybe slightly more….
  14. If you are a Degree holder, you will be paid from S$1,800 to S$2,400 as a base salary, don’t ask for $3,000, it will never happen!
  15. You will be most likely have a commission for every closure and your commission will vary from 3% to 10% per deal, some desperate agencies will give more but the targets are quite impossible to be reached.
  16. Above based salary will be based on you have no relevant working experience.
  17. If you have some relevant working experience, you can expect another 10-30% of the amount above.
  18. You will be expected to work like a slave and have not much life if you choose the wrong company
  19. You can earn and take back home around S$3,000 to $5,000 if you work super hard and extra smart.
  20. 80% of the recruitment consultants  may not last with the same recruitment agency for 3 to 6 months because most are not able to meet the target.
  21. Your sales target will be usually 4 or 5 times your salary, which means that If your salary is $2,000, your sales target will be $2,000 x 4 = $8,000 or $2,000 x 5 = $10,000 every month. Some of them will give you even a target of $20,000 – $30,000 per month, well that are those companies which are already out of the market.

As a recruitment consultant it is a very interesting job and with good potential and prospects if you are the right one, however, you will not only have to work hard but work very smart. Check our my other articles on the 3 MUST C’s You Need to Know to Get New Clients for Recruitment Agency and using twitter to find clients.

Last but now least, I wish you a fantastic journey in this recruitment consultant career, ALL THE BEST!

 

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  1. noel
    July 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm — Reply

    Quite true.
    I would like to add 1 point too though.

    Dont know if anyone has the same thought.
    The recruitment industry might not just work out because there are more and more agencies around, thus more and more competition.

    And it is just making the job of the HRs in client company easier.
    Why so?

    Because lets just say im the HR.

    I will engage 5 agencies for example.

    Bargin the lowest for all of them.
    Then let them do the sourcing.

    Chances are, candidates who are looking for a particular kind of job will apply for all the positions they see on job portals.

    So there are chances where more than 1 agencies send in the same candidate.

    Now i being the HR will see that this candidate has been recommended by so many Agencies, so i choose him. Then i see which one gives the lowest bid. DONE DEAL!

    So it doesnt mean you have the best candidate, it doesnt mean you did your work the fastest, not does it mean you did the best..

    Being in the recruitment industry, having been told that you could earn alot, hasnt come true.
    As said in this article, often targets are hard to hit.
    So you end up just taking home the bare basic which is $1500.

    Of course there is always the potential to earn more, but after putting in all those hard work, going through the stress and pressure, how much more can you get?
    $200? $300? From a sales total of $10,000? Doesnt sound that good of an offer to me..

    I rather take up a normal job and gain experience and climb the ladder as some of my friends had. Now some of them are drawing $2800 from just normal admin jobs because of experience.

    But for me to get $2800, which is $1300 commissions, i would need to close around $20,000 or more. Doesnt seem possible.

  2. noel
    July 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm — Reply

    Quite true.
    I would like to add 1 point too though.

    Dont know if anyone has the same thought.
    The recruitment industry might not just work out because there are more and more agencies around, thus more and more competition.

    And it is just making the job of the HRs in client company easier.
    Why so?

    Because lets just say im the HR.

    I will engage 5 agencies for example.

    Bargin the lowest for all of them.
    Then let them do the sourcing.

    Chances are, candidates who are looking for a particular kind of job will apply for all the positions they see on job portals.

    So there are chances where more than 1 agencies send in the same candidate.

    Now i being the HR will see that this candidate has been recommended by so many Agencies, so i choose him. Then i see which one gives the lowest bid. DONE DEAL!

    So it doesnt mean you have the best candidate, it doesnt mean you did your work the fastest, not does it mean you did the best..

    Being in the recruitment industry, having been told that you could earn alot, hasnt come true.
    As said in this article, often targets are hard to hit.
    So you end up just taking home the bare basic which is $1500.

    Of course there is always the potential to earn more, but after putting in all those hard work, going through the stress and pressure, how much more can you get?
    $200? $300? From a sales total of $10,000? Doesnt sound that good of an offer to me..

    I rather take up a normal job and gain experience and climb the ladder as some of my friends had. Now some of them are drawing $2800 from just normal admin jobs because of experience.

    But for me to get $2800, which is $1300 commissions, i would need to close around $20,000 or more. Doesnt seem possible.

  3. reddy
    February 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    Hi I worked as a recruiter in domestic as well as international staffing
    from freshers to the laterals , I am intrested to work as a recruiter in singapore if given a chance

  4. reddy
    February 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    Hi I worked as a recruiter in domestic as well as international staffing
    from freshers to the laterals , I am intrested to work as a recruiter in singapore if given a chance

  5. Didar Singh
    April 18, 2013 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    My self Didar Singh from India and i want to work here in Singapore. I have 9 years experience in computer line. If you have any job for me then plz reply me as soon as possible becoz i need job very urgent.

  6. Didar Singh
    April 18, 2013 at 11:50 am — Reply

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    My self Didar Singh from India and i want to work here in Singapore. I have 9 years experience in computer line. If you have any job for me then plz reply me as soon as possible becoz i need job very urgent.

  7. karthick
    April 22, 2013 at 7:56 am — Reply

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  8. karthick
    April 22, 2013 at 7:56 am — Reply

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