A Day in the life of a Recruiter - Part 1

Posted on February 2020 By Speller International
A Day In The Life Of A Recruiter

Part 1- What we do for SAP Candidates

From the outside, it appears to some people that all recruiters do is put up ads on Seek.com, sit back and let the applications roll in. However, behind the scenes it's quite a bit different.

So, what does the day-to-day life of an SAP recruiter look like? Let’s take a peek at the Speller International process:

CV Review

We receive CV’s from several different avenues such as job portals, a database search or from our existing network. CV’s that come to us through an online job portal are reviewed to ensure the skills fit the role and then discussed within the team to see how their skills can be applied to the job role. We may also call people in our existing network that may be suitable and available for the role.


We ask a series of questions to determine not only your skillset, but your motivation to apply for the role. For instance, are you applying for any role or do you have an ideal role in mind? We talk through location or relocation (if applicable) and ask you to think about it overnight if it’s a permanent role (especially if it involves a relocation). All of this is to not only help us find the right role for you, but to assist you to think logically about the role and your motivation and suitability.


After a considerable number of phone calls, a short list is made of the most suitable candidates. This list is determined by skill, personality and attitude. A series of face-to-face (or Skype's depending on location) interviews are then set up so we can have a more detailed conversation, get a feel for the person and how they would present in the workplace. This also gives us the opportunity to give you a better understanding of the client and manage your expectations regarding the recruitment process and timelines.

These meeting allow us to determine who are the top 3 candidates that we would like to present to our client. So, do we have any hot tips? Of course!

Hints and Tips

Once we secure you an interview, we prepare you for the interview to the best of our ability, from the information that we have been given and from the relationship we have with our client.

We will give you an overview of the managers who are interviewing you, an understanding of their personality and in some cases, we give you a few test questions so you can practise for the big day.

We’ll also debrief you after the interview to see how it went and to see if you gained a good understanding of the role, the working environment and most importantly, if you got along with your potential manager.

Outside of the normal recruitment process, our day also includes;

  • Going to Networking Events (SAUG, SIG Meetings)

  • Host Networking events (most recently S/4 HANA, Blockchain, AGILE in SAP)

  • Providing you with information on the trends in the market

  • Information on current projects happening

  • Giving you insights into the direction your skillset is going

  • Informing you of the rate/ salary trends in the current market

  • Looking ahead at the possible resource requirements for the next few months to prepare you for possible roles

  • Meeting you for a coffee and having a chat through your ideal role

  • Introducing you to like-minded consultants

  • Assist you with feedback on your CV

  • Ongoing Social Media updates, blogs and the newsletter

Being a part of a recruitment team means each day is very different, you have to be adaptable and roll with the punches. Anything can happen and it usually does because recruitment is a people-focussed business and people have lives that change daily.

It’s a busy day and it doesn’t always go smoothly, but it’s fun!

If you have any questions about a day in a recruiters life and what they can do for you, please feel free to contact Speller International or follow us on LinkedIn for all news and updates on the SAP world.