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Working As A 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

  • $61,017

    Average Salary

What Does A 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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Technical Recruiter Jobs

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Technical Recruiter Career Paths

Technical Recruiter
Staffing Consultant Client Program Supervisor
Client Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Coordinator Account Manager Client Services Manager
Client Relationship Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Operations Manager Human Resources Manager
Corporate Human Resources Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Director Of Talent Acquisition
11 Yearsyrs
Staffing Manager Human Resources Generalist
Employee Relations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Executive Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Employment Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Corporate Recruiter Senior Recruiter Human Resources Business Partner
Head Of Human Resources
9 Yearsyrs
Staffing Consultant Staffing Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Human Resources Administration Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Contractor
9 Yearsyrs
Staffing Manager Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Generalist/Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist Specialist Recruiter
Human Resources Recruiter/Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Contract Technical Recruiter Senior Technical Recruiter Staffing Consultant
Onsite Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Recruiter Recruitment Manager
Recruitment Director
7 Yearsyrs
Recruiter
Recruitment Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Recruiter Human Resources Generalist
Senior Human Resources Generalist
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Recruiter Talent Acquisition Manager
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager Operations Manager Branch Manager
Staffing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Recruiter
Talent Acquisition Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Recruitment Manager 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
Talent Recruiter 2.3 years
Recruiter 2.1 years
National Recruiter 1.9 years
Source Recruiter 1.5 years
Junior Recruiter 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Recruiter 20.9%
Internship 5.8%
Top Employers After
Recruiter 20.3%
Consultant 1.9%

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Technical Recruiter Demographics

Gender

Male

49.1%

Female

49.1%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

59.8%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Black or African American

11.3%

Asian

11.1%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.7%

French

10.0%

Hindi

6.3%

Arabic

4.0%

Portuguese

3.2%

German

3.2%

Urdu

3.2%

Korean

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Chinese

2.6%

Vietnamese

2.3%

Italian

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Mandarin

1.7%

Cantonese

1.7%

Marathi

1.1%

Thai

1.1%

Swedish

0.9%

Gujarati

0.9%

Norwegian

0.9%
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Technical Recruiter Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.7%

George Mason University

6.6%

Texas State University

5.8%

Michigan State University

5.3%

San Jose State University

5.2%

Pennsylvania State University

4.9%

University of Central Florida

4.5%

Northeastern University

4.5%

University of North Texas

4.4%

West Virginia University

4.4%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.3%

Florida State University

4.3%

Towson University

4.2%

University of Maryland - University College

4.0%

Texas A&M University

4.0%

Oakland University

4.0%

James Madison University

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.7%

Northern Illinois University

3.7%

Strayer University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

30.4%

Human Resources Management

10.9%

Communication

9.2%

Psychology

8.3%

Marketing

7.8%

Management

4.4%

Political Science

3.5%

Sociology

2.6%

English

2.5%

Public Relations

2.3%

Computer Science

2.3%

Criminal Justice

2.2%

Finance

1.9%

Economics

1.9%

Kinesiology

1.9%

History

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Education

1.6%

Accounting

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

61.4%

Masters

17.2%

Other

13.1%

Associate

4.0%

Certificate

3.0%

Doctorate

0.7%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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Real Technical Recruiter Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead Information Technology Recruiter Etouch Systems Corporation Fremont, CA Jun 07, 2016 $153,837
Technical Recruiter/Software Engineering Pro Unlimited New York, NY Jun 09, 2016 $139,360
Technical Recruiter Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 25, 2016 $138,000 -
$143,000
Technical Recruiter Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Sep 04, 2015 $135,376
Technical Recruiter Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Aug 07, 2016 $130,900 -
$150,900
Technical Recruiter Pure Storage, Inc. Mountain View, CA Dec 27, 2016 $119,000
Technical Recruiter, Software Engineering Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Nov 04, 2016 $117,000
Technical Recruiter Waynsys, Inc. Edison, NJ Jan 09, 2016 $104,000
Technical Recruiter Thumbtack, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 21, 2016 $102,710 -
$160,000
IT Technical Recruiter Xoriant Corporation Sunnyvale, CA Sep 24, 2015 $100,526
Technical Recruiter Xavient Information Systems, Inc. Herndon, VA Aug 25, 2015 $100,000
Technical Recruiter Collabera Inc. Morristown, NJ Aug 31, 2015 $91,800
Personnel/Technical Recruiter DGN Technologies Inc. Fremont, CA Jan 13, 2015 $59,613
Technical Recruiter Nutech Information Systems, Inc. Stamford, CT Aug 11, 2015 $59,259
Technical Recruiter Lenmar Consulting Inc. Jersey City, NJ May 19, 2016 $59,259
Technical Recruiter Optima Global Solutions, Inc. Lawrenceville, NJ Sep 01, 2015 $59,000
Technical Recruiter U.S. Tech Solutions, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Oct 29, 2015 $59,000
Technical Recruiter Inbiz Concepts, Inc. Norwood, MA Sep 14, 2016 $58,198
Technical Recruiter II Iris Software, Inc. Edison, NJ Sep 28, 2015 $58,000
Technical Recruiter Optima Global Solutions, Inc. Lawrenceville, NJ Jan 09, 2016 $58,000
Technical Recruiter 28 Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 09, 2016 $53,123
Technical Recruiter Talent Space, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 29, 2015 $53,123
Technical Recruiter Computech Systems, Inc. Richmond, VA Jun 01, 2015 $53,104
Technical Recruiter Collabera Inc. Morristown, NJ Jan 10, 2016 $53,000
Technical Recruiter Collabera Inc. Morristown, NJ Aug 30, 2016 $53,000
Technical Recruiter Ubertal Inc. San Mateo, CA Jan 09, 2016 $52,894 -
$70,000

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Top Skills for A Technical Recruiter

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  1. Potential Candidates
  2. Recruitment Process
  3. Internal Database
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  • Demonstrated talent for quickly learning new industry and identifying potential candidates for Executive Sales of Unified Communications.
  • Followed the entire recruitment process from initial contact to placement of qualified individuals, including negotiation between client and candidates.
  • Leverage a proprietary internal database, local networking/User Groups and career fairs to identify potential consultants.
  • Managed offer process including reference and background checks, salary recommendations, offer letter generation and responses.
  • Posted engineering jobs externally and internally on internet job boards.

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