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Career Story: Recruiter For An Employment Agency

Recruiter For An Employment Agency

Job Title: Recruiter

Type of Company: I work for a staffing agency.

Education: BS, Marketing, University of Colorado at Boulder

Previous Experience: I worked as an outside sales person for a direct mail advertising company for two years.

Job Tasks: I interview people and place them in temporary and permanent positions. I persuade companies to list their openings with us. I arrange interviews with hiring managers, check past employer references, administer various evaluations, including a computer skills tests, spelling vocabulary and aptitude tests, and negotiate employee salaries and benefits as well as the fees or rates paid to our agency. I place ads on various internet job boards and our company web site. I offer tips to job seekers on improving resumes and interviewing skills. I serve as a liaison between job seekers and companies looking to hire.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is helping someone find a job. The worse part is having to tell someone that they did not get a job that they really wanted.

Job Tips: You need to have very good communication skills and be a good listener, be ethical and honest and a go-getter but know when to back off and not be pushy, be professional.

Additional Thoughts: Being a recruiter is a very rewarding and fulfilling job. I love to place people in exciting companies and see how they progress in their career. I have had many people that I have placed in the past that have gone on to very prosperous careers in their fields. I also have the opportunity to work with candidates again when they need to make another career move. Many of my past candidates refer their friends and colleagues to me so I am always working with a great group of people. I enjoy working with client companies as well and getting to know what kind of employees they like to hire. My job can be very financially rewarding when the job market is strong. Unfortunately, though, part of my salary is based on commission and when the job market is slow - as it is now - my paycheck reflects that. The job market will eventually turn around; it always does!

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