Talent Acquisition Specialist (Sales)

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Department: Human Resources.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Closing date: Tuesday, 19 March 2024

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Core Functions

At Carrick Financial Services we’re always looking to strengthen the organisation by adding the best available people to the team. We’re seeking a talent acquisition specialist to help us source, identify, screen, and hire candidates for various roles in the company.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, two or three years of experience in talent acquisition, proficiency with applicant tracking systems, and an ability to devise sourcing strategies for potential applicants. This role requires excellent interpersonal skills for working closely with others across various departments.

Details of Functions

Candidate Sourcing:

  • Utilising various methods such as job boards, social media, and networking referrals to identify potential candidates.
  • Devise and implement sourcing strategies, such as an employer branding initiative, to build pipelines for potential applicants.
  • Ensure that staffing needs are being met with a long-term strategy in mind.
  • Organize and attend job fairs and recruitment events to build a strong candidate pipeline.

Candidate Screening:

  • Reviewing resumes, conducting initial interviews, and assessing candidates’ qualifications, skills and fit for the job.
  • Provide input to ensure that teams consist of diverse, qualified individuals.
  • Using standardized screening techniques, Assess the skills, qualifications and experience of potential candidates.
  • Conduct preliminary interviews with recruits to gauge interest, personality and salary requirements.
  • Provide feedback to management about details regarding applications.

Interview Coordination:

  • Scheduling and coordinating interviews with hiring managers and candidates.

Job Posting:

  • Creating and posting job listings on various job boards, the company website, and other relevant platforms.

Candidate Engagement:

  • Maintaining communication with candidates throughout the recruitment process, providing updates, and addressing their questions.

Assessment and Evaluation:

  • Administering assessments or tests, checking references, and conducting background checks as necessary.

Data Management:

  • Maintaining application tracking system (ATS) and databases to track candidate progress and maintain candidate records.
  • Maintain records of all materials used for recruitment, including interview notes and related paperwork, to share with key stakeholders.

Market Research:

  • Staying informed and abreast about industry trends and salary benchmarks.


  • Providing regular reports and analytics on recruitment metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the hiring process.

Employer Branding:

  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of the company’s employer brand to attract top talent.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identifying areas of improvement in the recruitment process and implementing best practices.


  • Work closely with management on all diversity initiatives involving recruitment to ensure fairness in hiring practices.
  • Meet with Human Resources to have a full-scale understanding of hiring needs and available positions within

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Essential Qualification: Senior Certificate/Matric, post Matric advantageous.
  • Total Number of Years’ Experience: 5 years working experience as a planner or adviser.

Type of Experience:

  • Prior work experience in phone calling leads.
  • Preferred qualifications include RE1, RE5, or any other qualifications associated with wealth management.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, Outlook –intermediate).
  • Financial industry background preferable.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent analytical and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Excellent analytical and problem–solving abilities.
  • Good communication skills across a range of levels in the business.
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of data literacy.
  • Good time management and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • In-depth financial product offering knowledge.