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Recruitment Manager

Talent Acquisition Manager

A Recruitment Manager develops, implements and optimises a company’s recruitment policy in line with the company’s strategic objectives and budgetary constraints. They define job descriptions and determine the appropriate recruitment methods. They manage job advertisements, meet applicants and select the best candidate for the job. If working in a company, they are responsible for the induction and smooth integration of new recruits.


  • They analyse company requirements and put forward job specifications detailing the position, duties, required level of education/qualifications, required skills, necessary experience and salary level.

  • They keep abreast of developments in labour law (legal terms of employment contracts, company obligations, etc.) and current market practices (salary levels, jobs in demand, etc.).

  • They draft job advertisements and choose the most appropriate recruitment methods (press ads, ads on social media, business schools, referrals, forums, etc.). They are responsible for publishing the ads.

  • They review applications, then select and interview shortlisted candidates.

  • They produce summary reports for managers to assist them in their decision making.

Required skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Listening skills
  • Rigour
  • Organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Interest in psychology

What you need to learn/master

  • Management
  • Evaluation methods (tests, etc.)
  • Interviewing
  • Occupational psychology
  • Workplace organisation
  • English

Career opportunities and progression

  • They work in companies or recruitment agencies.
  • They may rise to Head of Recruitment or HR Director.

Qualification requirements

5 years of post-High School education


Junior: €28,000 - €35,000 

Experienced: €45,000 - €65,000