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Working As A Corporate 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

  • $60,311

    Average Salary

What Does A Corporate 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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Corporate Recruiter Career Paths

Corporate Recruiter
Corporate Recruiter, Contract Staffing Consultant Client Program Supervisor
Client Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Corporate Director, Human Resources
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Director Of Human Resources Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Director, Human Resources And Administration
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Consultant Senior Human Resources Generalist Employee Relations Specialist
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Generalist/Manager Recruitment Manager
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Practice Manager Administrative Manager
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Employment Specialist Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Senior Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Program Director Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Employment Specialist Human Resources Coordinator Staffing Consultant
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Recruiting Lead Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Executive Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Consultant
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Consultant Senior Recruiter Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Consultant Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Field Recruiter 2.6 years
Talent Recruiter 2.3 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.0 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Source Recruiter 1.5 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 21.3%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 23.5%

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Corporate Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Female

62.2%

Male

35.9%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

61.1%

Hispanic or Latino

15.6%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

3.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.3%

French

8.4%

Portuguese

3.1%

Hebrew

3.1%

Korean

3.1%

Italian

3.1%

Chinese

2.3%

Vietnamese

2.3%

Filipino

1.5%

German

1.5%

Greek

1.5%

Hindi

1.5%

Urdu

1.5%

Mandarin

1.5%

Tagalog

1.5%

Comanche

0.8%

Russian

0.8%

Arabic

0.8%

Latvian

0.8%

Polish

0.8%
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Corporate Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

20.3%

University of North Texas

7.0%

University of Maryland - University College

6.3%

Michigan State University

5.4%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

Strayer University

4.9%

West Virginia University

4.4%

George Mason University

4.2%

University of Houston

4.2%

Georgia State University

4.0%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.7%

Ohio State University

3.7%

Webster University

3.7%

American InterContinental University

3.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.5%

Purdue University

3.3%

University of Kansas

3.3%

Florida State University

3.3%

Oakland University

3.3%

University of South Florida

3.0%
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Majors

Business

29.7%

Human Resources Management

17.5%

Psychology

9.0%

Communication

8.3%

Management

5.5%

Marketing

5.3%

Political Science

3.5%

Counseling Psychology

2.6%

Sociology

2.3%

English

2.0%

Criminal Justice

1.9%

Finance

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Education

1.5%

Accounting

1.5%

Public Relations

1.4%

History

1.4%

Economics

1.3%

Kinesiology

1.1%

Health Care Administration

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

56.5%

Masters

19.7%

Other

15.2%

Certificate

3.8%

Associate

3.7%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.2%

Diploma

0.2%
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Real Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Corporate Recruiter Chitika, Inc. Westborough, MA Oct 01, 2011 $90,263
Corporate Recruiter Chitika, Inc. Westborough, MA Oct 01, 2011 $89,960
Corporate Recruiter Rocketrip Inc. New York, NY Oct 17, 2016 $85,000
Corporate Recruiter LUXE Avenue Inc. New York, NY Sep 30, 2016 $85,000
Corporate Recruiter Rocketrip Inc. New York, NY Oct 20, 2016 $85,000
Corporate Recruiter Provide Commerce, Inc. DBA Proflowers.Com San Diego, CA Dec 12, 2011 $75,000
Corporate Recruiter Provide Commerce, Inc. San Diego, CA Dec 12, 2012 $75,000
Corporate Recruiter Provide Commerce, Inc. DBA Proflowers.Com San Diego, CA Jun 14, 2010 $75,000
Corporate Recruiter Rethink Rewards LLC San Francisco, CA Oct 06, 2011 $65,000
Corporate Recruiter Bay Street Advisors LLC New York, NY Jun 13, 2016 $65,000
Corporate Recruiter Laureate Education, Inc. Baltimore, MD Oct 01, 2012 $60,000 -
$70,000
Corporate Recruiter Igate Technologies Inc. Oak Brook, IL Jun 15, 2015 $60,000 -
$62,732
Corporate Recruiter Igate Technologies Inc. Oak Brook, IL Jul 01, 2015 $60,000
Corporate Recruiter Cyber Technology Group, Inc. Edison, NJ Sep 14, 2016 $58,000
Corporate Recruiter Proco Global, Inc. New York, NY Dec 01, 2014 $57,000
Corporate Recruiter Cyber Technology Group, Inc. Edison, NJ Sep 24, 2015 $56,500
Corporate Recruiter Iconma, LLC Duluth, GA Nov 19, 2015 $55,000
Corporate Recruiter Ustas Technologies, Inc. Rockville, MD Dec 18, 2009 $53,770
Corporate Recruiter Iconma, LLC Duluth, GA Dec 27, 2013 $50,000 -
$55,000
Corporate Recruiter Tech-Pro, Inc. Roseville, MN Jan 01, 2010 $50,000
Corporate Recruiter Agreeya Solutions, Inc. Pleasanton, CA May 18, 2013 $48,942
Technical/Corporate Recruiter Expedent Corp Irving, TX Aug 23, 2016 $48,000
Technical/Corporate Recruiter Expedent Corp Irving, TX Aug 28, 2016 $48,000
Corporate Recruiter The Options Group Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $45,434
Technical/Corporate Recruiter Waynsys Inc. Edison, NJ Sep 23, 2015 $45,000
Technical/Corporate Recruiter Waynsys Inc. Edison, NJ Sep 08, 2015 $45,000

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Top Skills for A Corporate Recruiter

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  1. Recruitment Process
  2. Potential Candidates
  3. Job Fairs
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  • Managed recruitment process and candidate pipeline for all job requisitions.
  • Sourced potential candidates, performed initial candidate phone screens, and evaluated candidates against specific skill requirements and organizational needs.
  • Partner and attend various job fairs educational community and government organizations to increase and ensure a strong and diverse candidate pipeline
  • Review background checks and determine appropriate disposition of candidates.
  • Created job descriptions, managed internet postings, screened candidates, and conducted/coordinated interviews.

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