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Become A Human Resources Recruiter

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Working As A Human Resources 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

  • $43,250

    Average Salary

What Does A Human Resources Recruiter Do

A Human Resources Recruiter is focused on developing and executing recruiting plans. They seek out professionals with the right combination of experience, education, and skills to fill a particular position.

How To Become A Human Resources Recruiter

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


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. 


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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Real Human Resources Recruiter Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Recruiter-Human Capital Oz Management New York, NY Nov 22, 2016 $177,091
Recruiter-Human Capital Oz Management, LP New York, NY Feb 19, 2016 $165,000
Director of HR & Recruiting Salesforce.Com Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 06, 2016 $161,637
Director of HR and Recruiting Salesforce.Com, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Aug 25, 2016 $161,637
Human Resources Recruiter III Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Jun 06, 2016 $140,000
Vp-Hr & Recruiting STTG, Inc. Washington, DC Mar 31, 2011 $120,000
Human Resources Recruiter III Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Dec 11, 2015 $116,000
Human Resources Recruiter III Amazon Corporate LLC Los Angeles, CA Dec 21, 2015 $116,000
Director of HR & Recruiting Salesforce.Com Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 06, 2016 $113,069
Human Resources-Recruitment & Compensation Speci YMHA & YWHA-92Nd Street Young Men's & Women's He New York, NY Oct 01, 2013 $100,000
Director of Human Resources & Recruiting Shen Zhen New World Investment USA Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jan 03, 2011 $73,000 -
HR Recruiter and Benefits Specialist Globant, LLC San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2012 $70,000
HR & Recruiting Specialist Dice It Solutions, LLC North Brunswick, NJ Sep 13, 2014 $67,974
HR Recruiter Dice It Solutions, LLC North Brunswick, NJ Jul 20, 2016 $57,500 -
Human Resources and Recruitment Specialist International Trainee Network, LLC Los Angeles, CA Sep 26, 2012 $57,325
Human Resources/Recruitment Consultant Andrew's Sons Inc. Ontario, CA Mar 01, 2011 $54,679
HR Recruitment Systems and Metrics Specialist University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Jul 20, 2015 $54,018
Manager Human Resources/Recruitment Ardent Hotel Advisors LLC Scottsdale, AZ Oct 01, 2011 $54,000
Human Resources Recruiter Usa/Canada Nemak Commercial Services, Inc. Southfield, MI Sep 23, 2016 $52,663
Human Resources Recruiter/Specialist Browse Info Solutions, Inc. Cary, NC Jan 03, 2013 $49,130 -
Human Resources Recruiter Maxonic, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 01, 2011 $48,314
Human Resources & Recruitment Specialist J. P. Original Corp. Industry, CA Dec 25, 2010 $46,081
Human Resources Recruiter IDC Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Jan 23, 2011 $46,000
HR Recruiter Enableit LLC New York, NY Jul 09, 2016 $45,500
Human Resources Personnel Recruiter TRN Systems Inc. NJ Aug 15, 2015 $45,344
HR Recruitment Specialist Precision Global Consulting, Inc. New York, NY Jan 09, 2012 $45,000

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Top Skills for A Human Resources Recruiter


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Top Human Resources Recruiter Skills

  1. Criminal Background Checks
  2. Job Fairs
  3. Payroll
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Worked closely with vendors to conduct criminal background checks, verify education and references.
  • Organized company only job fairs to include over 35 departments resulting in over 90 hires per job fair.
  • Assisted with the coordination and implementation of salary administration and payroll.
  • Provided consultation and assistance during the recruitment process.
  • Posted open positions to various websites.

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