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Working As An Engineering 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

  • $55,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Engineering 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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Engineering Recruiter Career Paths

Engineering Recruiter
Senior Technical Recruiter Senior Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Senior Corporate Recruiter Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Regional Director, Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Director Director Of Human Resources
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Training Manager Human Resources Business Partner
Head Of Human Resources
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Property Manager Office Manager Of Human Resources
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Senior Manager Senior Human Resources Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Staffing Manager Employment Manager
Employee Relations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Staffing Manager Talent Acquisition Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staffing Manager Human Resources Business Partner Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Manager-Recruitment
8 Yearsyrs
Staffing Consultant Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Staffing Consultant Human Resources Generalist Corporate Recruiter
Corporate Recruiting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Staffing Consultant Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Consultant
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Search Consultant Corporate Recruiter
Manager, Recruitment Operations
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Talent Acquisition Consultant Senior Staffing Specialist
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Human Resources Consultant Senior Human Resources Specialist
Senior Human Resources Administrator
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Field Recruiter 2.6 years
Medical Recruiter 2.3 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.0 years
Talent Recruiter 2.0 years
Source Recruiter 1.6 years
Job Recruiter 1.5 years
Junior Recruiter 1.2 years
Top Careers Before Engineering Recruiter
Recruiter 19.9%
Internship 3.9%
Top Careers After Engineering Recruiter
Recruiter 17.6%
Owner 2.2%

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Engineering Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Male

52.1%

Female

38.9%

Unknown

9.0%
Ethnicity

White

63.7%

Hispanic or Latino

13.9%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

German

30.0%

Spanish

20.0%

French

20.0%

Japanese

10.0%

Dutch

10.0%

Arabic

10.0%
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Engineering Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.9%

Texas A&M University

8.9%

Michigan State University

7.9%

University of Kansas

6.9%

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

5.9%

University of Houston

5.9%

University of Alabama

5.0%

Arizona State University

5.0%

University of Central Oklahoma

5.0%

Colorado State University

5.0%

Miami University

4.0%

Pennsylvania State University

4.0%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.0%

University of Texas at Austin

4.0%

James Madison University

3.0%

Marygrove College

3.0%

Furman University

3.0%

University of Michigan - Dearborn

3.0%

Texas Tech University

3.0%

Oregon State University

3.0%
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Majors

Business

28.1%

Communication

9.1%

Human Resources Management

9.1%

Psychology

8.2%

Marketing

7.4%

Management

5.7%

Political Science

4.5%

Economics

3.1%

English

3.1%

Mechanical Engineering

2.8%

History

2.8%

Biology

2.3%

Kinesiology

2.0%

Public Relations

2.0%

Computer Science

1.7%

Criminal Justice

1.7%

Finance

1.7%

Sociology

1.7%

Industrial Technology

1.4%

Electrical Engineering

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

64.6%

Other

12.9%

Masters

11.7%

Associate

5.6%

Certificate

3.0%

Doctorate

1.2%

License

0.6%

Diploma

0.4%
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Top Skills for An Engineering Recruiter

  1. Potential Candidates
  2. Background Checks
  3. HR
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Interview and qualify potential candidates.
  • Comply consistently with all company regulations on areas such as: I-9's, Background checks, drug testing.
  • Attained Certified Personnel Consultants Certification through the National Association of Personnel Services.
  • Used BULLHORN and LinkedIn Recruiter tracking tool to manage candidate contact/progress and generate reports as required.
  • Established recruitment and marketing plans including college/university, newspapers, Internet, job fairs and professional organizations.

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