Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Recruitment Consultant Cover Letter (Text Format)

[Today’s Date]



[Contact Person]


123 Cotham Road
01234 123 789

Dear [Mr/Ms/Mx] [Contact Person’s Name],

I was excited to see that OutBranch is hiring for a Recruitment Consultant position on As a results-driven professional with extensive consultancy experience, I’m ready to help clients make smarter hires as part of your team.

As my CV demonstrates, I have an outstanding track record implementing HR systems, managing candidate outreach, and enhancing employee experiences in both the public and private sectors. Throughout my career, I’ve conducted job analyses, crafted job adverts, sourced qualified leads, interviewed candidates, and onboarded employees.

Here are some of my top recent achievements:

  • Obtained a 96% success rate in filling open vacancies, despite tight deadlines
  • Reduced cost-per-applicant by up to 47% by focusing on internal mobility to fill in skills gaps
  • Provided guidance and support to over 500 employees and managers
  • Sourced 60+ candidates for various roles through job adverts, LinkedIn, and referrals, while exceeding individual annual billings target by 72%

Given my extensive relevant expertise, I’m confident I’ll thrive as a member of your team. At your convenience, I’d love to meet for an interview to discuss this opening in further detail. You can reach me by phone at 07323 456 554 or

Kind regards,


[Your Name]


How to write a recruitment consultant cover letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

You already know the impact writing a great cover letter can have on a job application.

When your cover letter clearly relates your skills and previous experience to the job you’re applying for, you significantly increase the chances of the employer reaching out to you for an interview.

But when you’re writing a cover letter for a recruitment consultant job, its impact is much more significant — because your cover letter shows whether you understand the standards and best practices of recruitment work.

Here are three tips for writing a recruitment cover letter that conveys the right expertise.

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1. Highlight the right recruitment consultant skills

As a recruitment expert, you’ll be expected to demonstrate a range of both hard skills (learned skills specific to the job) and soft skills (core professional traits that influence how you work and interact with coworkers and clients) on your cover letter.

Some of the most sought-after skills for recruitment consultants include:


  • Applicant tracking systems (e.g., iCIMS, or Taleo)
  • Expertise in job boards (e.g., Indeed)
  • Proficiency in Boolean search
  • Social media recruiting (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)
  • Data analysis
  • CRM software (Salesforce or Zoho)
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Familiarity with employment law
  • HR management software (e.g., Workday or SAP SuccessFactors)
  • Recruitment marketing
  • Video conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Skype)
  • Talent pool management
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Project management tools (e.g., Asana, Trello)


2. Include key recruitment metrics

Recruitment is a results-driven field, so you’ll have a much greater chance of landing a job interview if you emphasise wins you’ve delivered for previous employers.

And the best way to do that is to back up your achievements with key metrics.

Here are some common examples of metrics an employer might look for on a recruitment cover letter:

  • Time to fill
  • Time to hire
  • Cost per hire
  • Candidate source effectiveness
  • Offer acceptance rate
  • Applicant drop-off rate
  • First-year attrition
  • Hiring manager satisfaction
  • Candidate net promoter score (NPS)
  • Diversity of hires
  • Interview-to-offer ratio

3. Format your cover letter to grab attention

Thoughtful cover letter formatting makes your application more memorable and easier to read.

So start with your cover letter with a striking cover letter header that draws the employer’s attention to your name and contact information. Headers with bold colour runs and large clear title fonts stand out, so the employer won’t have any trouble remembering which application was yours.

Then write 250–400 words divided into a few short paragraphs outlining your motivations for applying for the job and the benefits you can bring the hiring team.

If you think you can make a strong case for yourself with a shorter cover letter, do so. Employers appreciate recruitment candidates who can get key information across quickly and concisely as this is a sign you’ll be good at talent outreach and rapport building.

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Seb Morgan

Seb Morgan is a Career Counsellor for CV Genius, where he helps job seekers and professionals get more out of their careers. With over 7 years of experience in business and lifestyle journalism, he's written for a stack of careers-focused publications, including Oxbridge Home Learning, Study International, theHRDirector, and Employee Benefit News, and his expertise includes skill development, interview preparation, and CV and cover letter writing. West Midlands born and raised, Seb has since lived, worked, and studied in 4 countries across 2 continents. He speaks 4 languages and has survived job interviews in 3 of them. He currently also freelances as a travel and culture writer. Reach him at [sebastian] @ [] or via LinkedIn.