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!
These schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).
Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.
You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.
Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.
Advance your career with an online degree from California InterContinental University.
The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started
Pursue your MBA or MSEd online.
Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in west St. Louis County.
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.
Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.
Welcome to Argosy University
Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.
The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.
Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.
Most stories include:
Please also see our detailed information about Human Resources Specialists And Labor Relations Specialists, including: