What does a Recruiter do?

Recruiters are responsible for meet hiring goals by filling open positions with talented and qualified candidates. They are generally responsible for the full life cycle of the recruiting process. This entails sourcing and screening candidates, coordinating the interview process, and facilitating offers and employment negotiations, all while ensuring candidates have a pleasant experience.

Recruiters generally have a Bachelor's degree in business administration or human resources. The best recruiters are detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Source candidates using a variety of search methods to build a robust candidate pipeline
  • Screen candidates by reviewing resumes and job applications, and performing phone screenings
  • Take ownership of candidate experience by designing and managing itDevelop job postings, job descriptions, and position requirements
  • Perform reference checks as need
  • Facilitate the offer process by extending the offer and negotiationg employment terms
  • Manage onboarding and new hire process
  • Stay abreast of recruiting trends and best practices
  • Manage the overall interview, selection, and closing process
  • Ensure all screening, hiring, and selection is done in accordance with employment laws and regulations
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 2 years of recruiting experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships built on trust
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Comfortable making decisions independently
  • Working knowledge of applicant tracking and HRIS systems
  • Ability to manage a wide range of relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of interview techniques and applicant screening methods
  • Deep understanding of employment laws and regulations
  • Familiar with a wide variety of sourcing avenues
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Recruiter Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,300 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$2K
Median: $3K
$7K
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Recruiter Career Path

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L2
Recruiter
$60,000/yr
L3
Senior Recruiter
$100,000/yr
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a recruiter

When working as a recruiter, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Communication, Applicant Tracking System, Excellent Customer Service and VERBAL Communication.

The most similar professions to recruiter are:
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • It Recruiter
  • Technical Recruiter

The most common qualifications to become a recruiter is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.