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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Hiring new staff is a challenge every organisation faces. For each role there is a specific skillset required. Even if they find a person with the right skills, an employer needs to feel they have the right personality, are motivated and will fit in with their colleagues.

Finding qualified candidates is hard, as is identifying these qualities in people. Most companies will turn to professional recruiters, who either work in-house or for external recruitment agencies.

Successful recruiters will be good with people and making connections with people in the sector they recruit. They will need to be perceptive and able to tell who really has what it takes for a job. On top of this, they will need a similar attitude to sales people, persuading promising candidates to go for the job and hitting their targets.

Occupations in Recruitment
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Human Resources Assistant - EU

Carries out duties relating to personnel policy management in areas such as recruitment, careers, training, and equal opportunities.

Personnel Manager

Plans, directs, and coordinates the human resource management activities of an organisation.

Recruitment Consultant

Employed by a client to organise and implement a selection process for the recruitment of staff.

Recruitment Team Leader
Manages a team of recruitment staff in a large organisation. Is also involved in planning and organising recruitment campaigns.
HR Director - Human Resources

Oversees the HR operations of all divisions of the business and works to improve policies and procedures.

Human Resources / Personnel Manager

Responsible for recruitment of staff, internal staff development, employee training and development.