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Working As A Senior Technical 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

  • $72,587

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Technical 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 Technical Recruiter Career Paths

Senior Technical Recruiter
Procurement Agent Staffing Consultant Client Program Supervisor
Client Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Business Consultant Relationship Manager
Client Relationship Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director Senior Recruiter Senior Account Manager
Client Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Delivery Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Director Corporate Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Human Resources Generalist Employee Relations Specialist Human Resources Business Partner
Head Of Human Resources
9 Yearsyrs
Business Development Manager Realtor Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Account Manager Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Staffing Consultant Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staffing Consultant Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Program Manager Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Team Leader
5 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Executive Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Talent Acquisition Consultant Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Account Manager Sales Consultant Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Manager Branch Manager
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Senior Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Executive Recruiter Human Resources Manager
Talent Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Senior Recruiter 3.0 years
Regional Recruiter 2.3 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Source Recruiter 1.5 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 15.5%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 17.0%

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Senior Technical Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Male

50.6%

Female

47.5%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

59.1%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

10.8%

Unknown

4.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.8%

French

11.4%

Hindi

5.7%

Italian

5.7%

Arabic

4.8%

Vietnamese

3.8%

Portuguese

3.8%

Gujarati

2.9%

German

2.9%

Korean

1.9%

Russian

1.9%

Carrier

1.9%

Tagalog

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Telugu

1.0%

Dutch

1.0%

Mandarin

1.0%

Welsh

1.0%

Filipino

1.0%

Malayalam

1.0%
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Senior Technical Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.9%

University of Maryland - University College

7.4%

George Mason University

6.1%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

5.3%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.7%

Michigan State University

4.2%

Texas State University

4.2%

Pennsylvania State University

4.2%

James Madison University

4.2%

San Jose State University

4.2%

University of Washington

4.2%

Strayer University

4.0%

University of North Texas

4.0%

Florida State University

4.0%

Georgia State University

3.7%

Howard University

3.7%

Towson University

3.7%

Auburn University

3.4%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Ohio State University

3.4%
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Majors

Business

31.4%

Human Resources Management

12.0%

Psychology

8.7%

Communication

8.3%

Marketing

5.9%

Management

4.5%

English

3.4%

Political Science

3.2%

Computer Science

2.6%

Finance

2.3%

Sociology

2.3%

Economics

2.1%

Liberal Arts

2.0%

Criminal Justice

1.9%

Education

1.8%

History

1.8%

Accounting

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Electrical Engineering

1.4%

Public Relations

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

57.8%

Other

19.0%

Masters

15.4%

Associate

3.7%

Certificate

2.7%

Doctorate

0.7%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.3%
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Real Senior Technical Recruiter Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Technical Recruiter Lab49, Inc. New York, NY Apr 22, 2015 $140,000 -
$150,000
Senior Technical Recruiter Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Redmond, WA Dec 19, 2016 $125,000
Senior Technical Recruiter Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Redmond, WA Dec 08, 2014 $125,000
Senior Technical Recruiter Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Redmond, WA Feb 27, 2015 $125,000
Senior Technical Recruiter Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Redmond, WA Jan 01, 2015 $125,000
SR. Technical Recruiter Eteam Inc. Kingston, PA Sep 21, 2016 $107,481
Senior Technical Recruiter Reqroute, Inc. Milpitas, CA May 01, 2015 $105,000 -
$115,000
SR. Technical Recruiter Anjaneyap, Inc. Milpitas, CA Oct 12, 2015 $100,526
Senior Technical Recruiter Buxton Consulting, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Sep 12, 2016 $100,000
SR. Technical Recruiter Eteam Inc. Danbury, CT Dec 02, 2016 $97,760
SR. Technical Recruiter Eteam Inc. Danbury, CT Oct 19, 2015 $97,760
SR. Technical Recruiter Eteam Inc. East Brunswick, NJ Dec 02, 2016 $97,760
Senior Technical Recruiter Moat Inc. New York, NY Jan 10, 2016 $95,000 -
$125,000
SR. Technical Recruiter Ventures Unlimited Inc. Kingston, PA Sep 12, 2014 $79,000
Senior Technical Recruiter Latitude 36, Inc. Austin, TX Aug 25, 2015 $75,899
SR. Technical Recruiter Esolutionsfirst LLC Reston, VA Jan 06, 2016 $75,000
SR. Technical Recruiter Charter Global, Inc. Atlanta, GA Feb 22, 2016 $75,000
SR. Technical Recruiter Gallop Solutions, Inc. Irving, TX Dec 04, 2014 $74,000
SR Technical Recruiter Gallop Solutions, Inc. Irving, TX Feb 16, 2015 $74,000
Senior Technical Recruiter Buxton Consulting, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Dec 09, 2013 $73,900 -
$87,000
Senior Technical Recruiter Eteam, Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 20, 2013 $64,697
Senior Technical Recruiter Electronic Computer Services, Inc. Dania Beach, FL Feb 04, 2016 $64,697
Senior Technical Recruiter Eteam, Inc. Parma Heights, OH Dec 14, 2013 $64,697
Sr.Technical Recruiter Eteam, Inc. Kingston, PA Apr 21, 2014 $64,480
Senior Technical Recruiter Electronic Computer Services, Inc. Dania Beach, FL Apr 01, 2013 $62,610
Senior IT Recruiter Trans American Information Systems Inc. Dallas, TX Sep 15, 2015 $62,504
SR. IT Technical Recruiter TEK Leaders Inc. Dallas, TX Sep 15, 2015 $62,504
Senior Technical Recruiter Jade Global Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 13, 2015 $62,400

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Top Skills for A Senior Technical Recruiter

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  1. Recruitment Process
  2. Life
  3. Business Development
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  • Facilitated the recruitment process by developing recruitment-training programs; conducted initial training, offer consultative guidance throughout the recruitment process.
  • Full life cycle recruitment for nationwide and international requisitions in a fast paced high volume environment including positions requiring national security.
  • Implemented effective account management in existing and new sales territory for overall business development and introduction of new initiatives.
  • Maintained documentation on candidates in our internal database as well as documentation for the current/former employees for payroll and unemployment purposes.
  • Developed/maintained client relationships with managers in charge of hiring IT consultants.

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