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Working As A Campus Recruiter

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Staffing Organizational Units
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $64,994

    Average Salary

What Does A Campus Recruiter Do

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle tasks related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.

Duties

Human resources specialists typically do the following:

  • Consult with employers to identify employment needs
  • Interview applicants about their experience, education, and skills
  • Contact references and perform background checks on job applicants
  • Inform applicants about job details, such as duties, benefits, and working conditions
  • Hire or refer qualified candidates for employers
  • Conduct or help with new employee orientation
  • Keep employment records and process paperwork

Human resources specialists are often trained in all human resources disciplines and perform tasks throughout all areas of the department. In addition to recruiting and placing workers, human resources specialists help guide employees through all human resources procedures and answer questions about policies. They sometimes administer benefits, process payroll, and handle any associated questions or problems, although many specialists may focus more on strategic planning and hiring instead of administrative duties. They also ensure that all human resources functions comply with federal, state, and local regulations. 

The following are examples of types of human resources specialists:

Human resources generalists handle all aspects of human resources work. They may have duties in all areas of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, training, as well as the administration of human resources policies, procedures, and programs. 

Placement specialists match employers with qualified jobseekers. They search for candidates who have the skills, education, and work experience needed for jobs, and they try to place those candidates with employers. They also may help set up interviews.

Recruitment specialists, sometimes known as personnel recruiters or head hunters,” find, screen, and interview applicants for job openings in an organization. They search for applicants by posting listings, attending job fairs, and visiting college campuses. They also may test applicants, contact references, and extend job offers.

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Human resources specialists must usually have a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Applicants seeking positions as a human resources specialist must usually have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field.

Coursework typically includes business, industrial relations, psychology, professional writing, human resource management, and accounting.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some positions, particularly human resources generalists, may require previous work experience. Candidates can gain experience as human resources assistants, in customer service positions, or in other related jobs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many professional associations that specialize in human resources offer courses intended to enhance the skills of their members, and some offer certification programs. For example, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Although certification is usually voluntary, some employers may prefer or require it. Human resources generalists, in particular, can benefit from certification because it shows knowledge and professional competence across all human resources areas. 

Advancement

Human resources specialists who possess a thorough knowledge of their organization, as well as an understanding of regulatory compliance needs, can advance to become human resources managers. Specialists can increase their chance of advancement by completing voluntary certification programs.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Human resources specialists use decisionmaking skills when reviewing candidates’ qualifications or when working to resolve disputes.  

Detail oriented. Specialists must be detail oriented when evaluating applicants’ qualifications, performing background checks, maintaining records of an employee grievance, and ensuring that a workplace is in compliance with labor standards. 

Interpersonal skills. Specialists continually interact with new people and must be able to converse and connect with people from different backgrounds. 

Listening skills. Listening skills are essential for human resources specialists. When interviewing job applicants, for example, specialists must pay careful attention to candidates’ responses, understand the points they are making, and ask relevant followup questions. 

Speaking skills. All specialists need strong speaking skills to be effective at their job. They often give presentations and must be able to clearly convey information about their organizations and jobs within them.

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Campus Recruiter Career Paths

Campus Recruiter
Consultant Education Consultant Admissions Representative
Assistant Director Of Admissions
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Compensation Analyst Senior Compensation Analyst
Compensation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Technical Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Area Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Consultant Business Owner Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Technical Recruiter Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Specialist Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Executive Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Recruiter Executive Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Director Of Human Resources
Resource Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Human Resources Manager Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Operations Manager Branch Manager
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Program Manager General Manager Human Resources Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Campus Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Female

68.2%

Male

28.2%

Unknown

3.6%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

11.7%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

10.5%

Unknown

4.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

Mandarin

12.1%

Korean

9.1%

Portuguese

6.1%

French

6.1%

Arabic

6.1%

Italian

6.1%

Chinese

3.0%

Hebrew

3.0%

Czech

3.0%

Malay

3.0%

Burmese

3.0%

Cantonese

3.0%

Thai

3.0%
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Campus Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

6.8%

James Madison University

6.8%

Syracuse University

5.5%

Washington State University

5.5%

Michigan State University

5.5%

Liberty University

5.5%

Pennsylvania State University

5.5%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

5.5%

State University of New York Potsdam

5.5%

West Virginia University

5.5%

University of California - Irvine

5.5%

University of Alabama

4.1%

Miami University

4.1%

Western Governors University

4.1%

Western Michigan University

4.1%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.1%

Indiana University Bloomington

4.1%

Georgetown University

4.1%

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

4.1%

Johns Hopkins University

4.1%
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Majors

Business

24.4%

Human Resources Management

11.6%

Marketing

8.5%

Communication

7.8%

Management

6.2%

Psychology

5.0%

Public Relations

4.3%

English

3.5%

Sociology

3.5%

Counseling Psychology

3.1%

Political Science

3.1%

Education

2.7%

Economics

2.7%

Accounting

2.7%

Finance

2.3%

Law

2.3%

Computer Science

1.6%

Criminal Justice

1.6%

Writing

1.6%

Music

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

61.9%

Masters

25.8%

Other

6.8%

Certificate

2.3%

Associate

1.6%

Doctorate

1.6%
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Top Skills for A Campus Recruiter

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  1. Intern Program
  2. Job Fairs
  3. Diversity Organizations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed and executed formal orientation/on-boarding and exit interview process for Intern program.
  • Participated in ~20 job fairs per year and attend on campus interviews for Alumni and Graduate students.
  • Planned and led the summer internship program for all stores and distribution centers in Virginia and Eastern North Carolina.
  • Track applicants and candidates through the entirety of the recruitment process.
  • Position involved interviewing applicants, discussing aspects of service with potential volunteers, and conducting in-class presentations and community-wide information sessions.

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