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Book review: Recruitment Blueprint by Roy Ripper


I was never given a recruitment training book when I first started out in recruitment. However now a days there are some great books on the market including the one I’m going to review today which is Recruitment Blueprint: Control the deal and make more placements by Roy Ripper.

Roy’s been in the industry for over 25 years as a recruiter, owner and now trainer and coach.  I always like to read all the recruitment books that come out on the market and it was a timely addition to the market last year especially for those new to recruitment.

I got the book when it first came out in 2014 but I had the chance to re-read it on my kindle over my summer holiday this year and wanted to share my thoughts:

As the title suggests this is a blue print; a process for moving from the job brief with the client right through to the placement and post placement management.



Roy Ripper is one of the most charismatic and widely-followed trainers in the worldwide recruitment industry.

For more than 25 years his passion has been helping recruiters take their careers and businesses to another level by inspiring personal & business growth, success and achievement.

Roy’s core techniques for success as a recruiter and his strategies for creating business growth come from his own professional experience and his work with some of the leading names in the industry.

Roy began his career as a consultant specialising in selling client-paid recruitment advertising. Three years later he went on to set up a specialist executive search company with James Caan (CEO of UK private equity company Hamilton Bradshaw and ‘Dragon’ from the BBC’s popular Dragon’s Den series) working on a 100% retained basis. He then undertook a recruitment training apprenticeship with the legendary Tony Byrne and later worked alongside Ann Swain (now CEO of APSCo) at Learning Curve. Roy was then approached to set up the executive search division (100% retained basis) of Corporate Services Group, a £350million turnover plc. After successfully growing the business from 0 to 25 revenue producing consultants and a £2million profit within 2 years, he made the move to full time training and consultancy.

Roy Ripper has since helped more than 47,500 recruiters from more than 35 countries transform their careers and businesses through his books, podcasts, DVDs, online training products, live events and personal coaching. He’s been fortunate to work with some of the largest and most successful businesses in the worldwide recruitment industry, but holds a special affinity with small business owners. Roy is regularly invited to contribute to trade journals and speak around the world.


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