Dental Recruitment Voluntee

Working in dental recruitment would require you to help employers find staff of good quality. This is done to save employers time and energy, but also to ensure that they get the best possible individuals for their openings. In order to enter this profession, you will typically need qualifications, but what can really boost your credentials is work experience. This can be done with any recruitment agency, but is best done with one specialising in the recruitment of dental staff. This will enable you to acquire an understanding of the workings of a recruitment agency, and also give you the chance to decide whether this is the career choice for you.

Duties include

Typical activities you would need to carry out include:

  • Working with employers to discover their vacancy openings.
  • Carrying out interviews to assess prospective employees.
  • Ensuring that candidates are suited to the openings.
  • Create a shortlist of candidates according to their qualifications and experience in relation to the job advertised.
  • Building and maintaining relations with employers.
  • Forming and maintaining a contact list.
  • Keeping up-to-date with job seekers.
  • Finding employees for specialist positions.
  • Keeping up-to-date with any changes or advancements in the dentist industry.
  • Working as an individual and as part of a team.

Skills and education required

This is an occupation that requires people who are outgoing and who have a confident manner. Skills required include the ability to negotiate, good communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, organised manner, ability to work as part of a team and able to maintain relations with clients. Qualifications are not essential, as it is more to do with experience and having the right kind of people skills. But degree qualifications that may be of use include sales, marketing and IT. It is possible to enter a recruitment agency from the bottom, and work your way up.

Work experience is essential, as it is often the only way you can attain the skills needed to succeed. By gaining experience working with customers and in a recruitment agency, you can learn the techniques that work and ensure the role is right for you. This is a competitive industry, and one in which you will need to have a strong professional manner to do well. Work experience can be acquired by contacting local recruitment companies. Useful websites include Life in Recruitment, UK Recruiter and NHS Careers.