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Working As A Recruiting Coordinator

  • 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

  • $50,423

    Average Salary

What Does A Recruiting Coordinator 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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Recruiting Coordinator Career Paths

Recruiting Coordinator
Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant Client Program Supervisor
Client Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Senior Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Staffing Specialist Office Manager Human Resources Generalist
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Staffing Specialist Human Resource Specialist Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Technical Recruiter Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager Senior Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner
Human Resources Lead
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Senior Account Manager Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Procurement Agent Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Recruiter Account Manager Recruiter
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Specialist Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Senior Director Human Resources
13 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Consultant
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Senior Recruiter Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Operations Manager Branch Manager
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Human Resource Specialist Human Resources Generalist Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner Human Resources Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Recruiting Lead 2.4 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Talent Coordinator 2.2 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
Staffing Recruiter 2.0 years
Junior Recruiter 1.3 years
Top Careers Before Recruiting Coordinator
Recruiter 8.3%
Internship 6.6%
Cashier 1.8%
Top Careers After Recruiting Coordinator
Recruiter 20.9%
Internship 2.0%
Consultant 1.8%

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Recruiting Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Female

76.2%

Male

21.5%

Unknown

2.2%
Ethnicity

White

59.7%

Hispanic or Latino

16.5%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

8.7%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

55.2%

French

9.1%

Mandarin

4.2%

Portuguese

4.2%

Chinese

4.2%

Italian

3.9%

German

3.4%

Russian

2.6%

Hindi

2.4%

Cantonese

1.5%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Korean

1.1%

Urdu

1.1%

Greek

1.1%

Arabic

1.1%

Japanese

1.0%

Polish

0.8%

Gujarati

0.6%

Hebrew

0.5%

Hmong

0.5%
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Recruiting Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.7%

Strayer University

6.1%

University of Washington

5.3%

New York University

5.2%

George Mason University

5.0%

University of North Texas

4.6%

Villanova University

4.5%

Capella University

4.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.1%

San Jose State University

4.0%

Cornell University

3.9%

Northeastern University

3.9%

University of Houston

3.8%

University of Maryland - University College

3.6%

Georgia State University

3.5%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.4%

Michigan State University

3.3%

Ashford University

3.3%

Webster University

3.3%

San Francisco State University

3.1%
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Majors

Business

27.7%

Human Resources Management

18.8%

Psychology

7.9%

Communication

7.8%

Management

5.1%

Marketing

4.4%

Sociology

3.2%

Political Science

2.6%

Public Relations

2.5%

Education

2.3%

Criminal Justice

2.2%

English

2.2%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Kinesiology

1.8%

Counseling Psychology

1.8%

Accounting

1.6%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

Social Work

1.5%

Elementary Education

1.4%

History

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

52.6%

Masters

22.3%

Other

13.8%

Associate

5.3%

Certificate

4.0%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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Real Recruiting Coordinator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Recruitment & Romance Language Coordinator Duolingo, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Sep 14, 2016 $90,000
Recruiting Coordinator Professional Aviation Management, Inc. Doral, FL Jun 19, 2015 $86,520
Recruiting Coordinator Professional Aviation Management, Inc. Miami, FL Jun 20, 2012 $84,000
Campus Recruitment Coordinator Oliver Wyman, Inc. New York, NY Jul 06, 2014 $73,390
Director, International Recruitment, Admin & SSS Kent State University Kent, OH Aug 18, 2015 $72,000
Technical Recruitment Coordinator Teleworld Solutions, Inc. Framingham, MA Jun 09, 2016 $71,000
Technical Recruitment Coordinator Teleworld Solutions, Inc. VA Feb 11, 2016 $71,000
Recruiting Coordinator Inmobi San Francisco, CA Feb 25, 2015 $70,000
Recruiting Coordinator Professional Business Concepts Miami, FL Oct 23, 2014 $63,752
Talent Acquisition Coordinator Pro Unlimited, Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 09, 2016 $62,400
Technical Recruiting Coordinator Viva USA Inc. Rolling Meadows, IL Sep 03, 2016 $62,150
Recruiting Coordinator Mediamorph New York, NY Aug 04, 2014 $60,000 -
$70,000
Administrative Recruiter Digiversellc Cary, NC Jan 12, 2016 $58,436 -
$118,161,766
Senior Coordinator, Recruiting Bain & Company, Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 31, 2015 $58,000
Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator Barry University Miami Shores, FL Oct 05, 2012 $56,100
Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator Barry University Miami Shores, FL Dec 14, 2012 $56,100
International Education Recruitment Coordinator United Schools Association Inc. Deerfield Beach, FL Nov 11, 2015 $55,000
Recruiting Coordinator The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Nov 16, 2011 $55,000 -
$80,000
International Recruiting Coordinator ELS Language Services Inc. Princeton, NJ Aug 31, 2013 $55,000
Recruiting Coordinator Viva USA Inc. Rolling Meadows, IL Sep 01, 2015 $52,000 -
$82,000
International Recruiting Coordinator ELS Educational Services, Inc. Princeton, NJ Jan 09, 2016 $50,000 -
$70,000
Recruiting Coordinator Allegis Group Services Inc. New York, NY Jan 24, 2011 $50,000
Coordinator, Talent Recruitment L'orÉAl USA, Inc. New York, NY Sep 01, 2010 $46,717 -
$55,000
Recruiting Coordinator Grubhub Holdings, Inc. New York, NY Aug 20, 2015 $46,200
Recruiting Coordinator Bond Street Group New York, NY Aug 03, 2010 $45,914 -
$22
Recruiting Coordinator Bond Street Group New York, NY Jul 29, 2010 $45,914 -
$22
Recruiting Coordinator Bond Street Group New York, NY Jul 08, 2010 $45,914 -
$22

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Top Skills for A Recruiting Coordinator

  1. Recruitment Process
  2. Background Checks
  3. Potential Candidates
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  • Served as a primary administrative liaison with external/internal candidates in the recruitment process Input and/or update candidate information in applicant tracking system
  • Provided recruiting activities such as scheduling interviews, reference/background checks and provided assistance to candidates and hiring managers.
  • Scheduled and coordinated interviews for potential candidates with the hiring managers.
  • Partnered with international procurement allies and immigration compliance team to ensure timely fulfillment of all staffing requisitions.
  • Participated in the implementation of Taleo.

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