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Become A Senior Recruiter

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Working As A Senior 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

  • $81,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Recruiter Do

A Senior Recruiter is responsible for recruiting, assessing, and hiring top-talent candidates. They also analyze the operations of businesses to deterimine which departments need additional staff.

How To Become A Senior 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 Senior Recruiter Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Recruiter Avispa LLC New York, NY Jul 09, 2016 $177,395
Senior Finance Recruiter MF Global Holdings USA Inc. New York, NY Feb 25, 2010 $175,000
Application-Senior Financial Products Recruiter Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Apr 07, 2014 $160,000
Senior Recruiter Google Inc. Santa Monica, CA Jan 23, 2012 $158,500
Senior Recruitment and Talent-Americas BT Americas Inc. Irving, TX Jan 12, 2015 $153,795
SR. Recruiter Citadel LLC New York, NY Mar 11, 2016 $150,000 -
SR Mngt Assoc-Mngnt Systematization & Recruiting Transform Bridgewater Associates, LP Wilton, CT Jun 06, 2016 $137,717 -
SR. Recruiter Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 04, 2015 $120,000 -
Senior Recruiter Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 08, 2016 $120,000 -
Senior Technical Talent Acquisition Consultant Talend Inc. Redwood City, CA Jul 09, 2015 $115,586
Senior Technical Talent Acquisition Consultant Talend Inc. Redwood City, CA Jul 09, 2015 $110,000
Senior Recruiter Citigroup Management Corp. New York, NY Feb 05, 2016 $100,000
Senior Recruitment Consultant Earthstream Global Inc. New York, NY Sep 22, 2016 $100,000
Senior Recruiter Atlassian, Inc. Austin, TX Nov 03, 2014 $97,074 -
SR. Talent Acquisition Specialist Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Cambridge, MA Oct 11, 2016 $95,000 -
Senior Recruiter It Convergence Redwood City, CA Oct 07, 2014 $93,517
Senior Recruiter Coeur Mining, Inc. Chicago, IL Sep 06, 2015 $92,000
Senior Recruiter Coeur Mining, Inc. Chicago, IL Jun 09, 2015 $92,000
Senior Recruitment Consultant Michael Page International Inc. New York, NY Dec 05, 2011 $90,000
Senior Recruiter RPO Korn/Ferry International Futurestep, Inc. New York, NY Mar 20, 2012 $90,000
Senior Recruiter RPO Korn/Ferry International Future Step, Inc. New York, NY Mar 28, 2012 $90,000
Senior Recruiter San Francisco Health Authority San Francisco, CA Apr 21, 2014 $78,853 -
Senior Recruiting Consultant Sap America, Inc. Newtown, PA Sep 12, 2013 $77,095 -
Talent Management Specialist-Senior Cummins Inc. Houston, TX May 08, 2016 $75,600 -
Senior Recruiter Whole Foods Market Group, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ Dec 01, 2010 $75,000
Senior Recruitment Consultant Michael Page International, Inc. New York, NY May 01, 2015 $75,000
Senior Recruiter Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 07, 2011 $75,000
Senior Recruitment Consultant Michael Page International, Inc. New York, NY Mar 01, 2011 $75,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Recruiter


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Top Senior Recruiter Skills

  1. Full Cycle Recruitment
  2. Recruitment Process
  3. Full Life Cycle
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Full cycle Recruitment; Utilizing creative sourcing techniques; specializing in telecommunication, engineering, water and craft positions.
  • Communicated effectively and timely with hiring managers and candidates throughout the recruitment process.
  • Worked both ends of the business from client and candidate aspect and performed full life cycle recruiting.
  • Sourced candidates through cold calling, web mining, job boards, internal database searches and referral networking.
  • Consulted with executive leadership and hiring managers on recruitment strategies, processes, and prioritization of open requirements.

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