Freelance Recruiter, Lagos

  • Talente Recruitment, Nigeria
  • Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Sep 10, 2019
Freelance Human Resources

Job Description

We are looking for Freelance Recruitment Consultants to source, interview and select qualified job candidates to support our recruitment agency operations.

The Freelance Recruiter will be an independent contractor who is registered as an independent tax payer, and whose responsibilities include: placing job ads in various online channels, evaluating applications and providing shortlists of qualified candidates based on established criteria. To be successful in this role, you should have experience filling a variety of jobs for different sectors and seniority levels.

Ultimately, you will add value to our business by helping our clients reduce time to hire and providing high-quality candidates in a timely manner.

This position will require that the Freelance Recruitment Consultant will be able to work independently and remotely from home or office and be free to set their own work schedules on a daily basis - enjoying all the flexibility that comes with it. You may expect to attend meetings at our offices from time to time as business requires. External meetings with our clients may also be necessary in the course of business. If you feel you are the right candidate for this role, we would like to meet you.

We offer excellent commission of up to 30% of placements; your own; your own official phone line; support for internet subscription; HR systems to aid electronic applicant tracking; as well as other facilities that make candidate sourcing easy as possible.

Contract Period: 3 Months


  • Servicing existing clients
  • Sourcing new clients
  • Conduct intake meetings with clients to agree on qualification criteria for candidates
  • Publish job ads on our career portal and other careers sites, job boards and social media
  • Source and contact passive candidates online (e.g. via LinkedIn)
  • Network with candidates offline during job fairs
  • Screen resumes and job applications
  • Interview candidates and provide shortlists of qualified potential hires
  • Reference checking
  • Update clients on hiring status (e.g. number of screened candidates)
  • Prepare candidates before interviews with clients
  • Create talent pipelines with high-potential candidates for future job opportunities
  • Keep detailed records of past applicants’ information, including resumes, assignments and interview evaluations
  • Manage a portfolio of clients on behalf of the company and maintain good relationships with them


  • Degree or Diploma in Human Resources Management, Organisational Psychology or relevant field
  • Your own Laptop or PC
  • Good and Secure internet connection
  • Drivers licence with own vehicle an added advantage
  • Good Computer literacy
  • Proven work experience as a Staffing Agency Recruiter, Recruiter or similar role
  • Ability to manage the first hiring stages (job posting, sourcing, screening, interviewing)
  • Experience with various interview formats, including phone screening calls, in-person interviews and group interviews
  • Hands-on experience in the entire recruitment life cycle
  • Experience evaluating candidates for various roles and seniority levels
  • Knowledge of resume databases and Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Solid organisational and time-management abilities
  • Membership of professional body such as CIPM an added advantage
  • Must not be working with any company in a fulltime role

About Talente:

Talente Personnel Consultants Ltd is a specialist Recruitment Agency based in Nigeria. We are a source of high quality contract and permanent jobs across Nigeria. We help jobseekers achieve goals. If you are looking for your next position, apply with us today and a consultant will be in touch with you sooner.