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Working As A Senior 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

  • $64,994

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior 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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Senior Corporate Recruiter Career Paths

Senior Corporate Recruiter
Executive Recruiter Recruitment Manager Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Director Of Human Resources
Director Of Human Resources Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager-Recruitment Human Resources Consultant Human Resources Supervisor
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager-Recruitment Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Leader Program Manager Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Advisor Program Manager Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Recruitment Director Senior Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Consultant Lead Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Contract Recruiter Recruiting Lead Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Senior Consultant Business Development Manager
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Human Resources Manager
Regional Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Consultant Director Of Human Resources
Senior Director Human Resources
13 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Consultant Senior Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner
Senior Human Resources Consultant
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Contract Recruiter Senior Manager-Recruitment Corporate Recruiter
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Consultant Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Advisor Sales Manager Branch Manager
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Sourcing Specialist Purchasing Manager Human Resources Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Recruiting Lead 2.4 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 14.5%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 16.0%

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Senior Corporate Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Female

53.4%

Male

44.7%

Unknown

1.8%
Ethnicity

White

60.5%

Hispanic or Latino

15.8%

Black or African American

12.4%

Asian

7.8%

Unknown

3.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.3%

French

13.3%

Italian

13.3%

Portuguese

3.3%

Hungarian

3.3%

Vietnamese

3.3%

Greek

3.3%

Hebrew

3.3%

Cantonese

3.3%
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Senior Corporate Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

22.6%

Stephen F Austin State University

5.8%

George Mason University

5.1%

Northeastern University

5.1%

Arizona State University

4.4%

Webster University

4.4%

Northern Illinois University

4.4%

Dallas Baptist University

4.4%

Georgia State University

3.6%

Florida State University

3.6%

Southern Methodist University

3.6%

University of Central Florida

3.6%

San Diego State University

3.6%

University of Houston

3.6%

University of Kansas

3.6%

University of Oregon

3.6%

Boston University

3.6%

Oregon State University

3.6%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3.6%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.6%
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Majors

Business

30.9%

Human Resources Management

16.2%

Communication

7.6%

Psychology

7.6%

Marketing

6.5%

Management

4.3%

Political Science

4.0%

Sociology

2.9%

Counseling Psychology

2.5%

English

2.2%

History

2.2%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Education

1.7%

Accounting

1.7%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.4%

Biology

1.3%

Economics

1.3%

Finance

1.3%

Law

1.3%

Journalism

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

57.1%

Masters

17.0%

Other

16.3%

Certificate

4.4%

Associate

4.1%

Diploma

0.8%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Top Skills for A Senior Corporate Recruiter

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  1. Recruitment Process
  2. Compliance
  3. Potential Candidates
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  • Updated and launched an internal recruiting department by improving current recruitment processes and procedures for national hiring efforts.
  • Provide center management training on AAP/OFCCP compliance and behavioral interviewing techniques.
  • Developed a professional networking event that was used as an alternate way to identify potential candidates.
  • Conducted interviews and assisted managers with candidate selection via the internet and other various networking functions.
  • Leverage online recruiting resources and in-house ATS to identify and recruit the very best candidates.

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