WHAT DO RECRUITERS DO?
Are you a good judge of character? You may have what it takes to be a recruiter. Recruiters, also knows as personnel recruiters, help staff companies by seeking out potential employees, screen them, put them through the interview process and make recommendations to the company they work for. recruiters might work through job sites, college campuses or job fairs. In some cases, recruiters might conduct tests, or call references.
Recruiters often are the first people to talk to potential new applicants, so it's important that they know a lot about the company they work for. Recruiters are knowledgable and cheerful about their work.
HOW MUCH DO RECRUITERS MAKE?
It depends what field you are in, but the median income for human resource specialists, which includes recruiters, in 2010 was $52,690, or $25.33 an hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
This also varies by job or employer, but most companies want recruiters to have at least a bachelor's degree, preferably in human resources, business, or a similar field. Without a degree, you will need many years of related experience.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Communication Skills: You will need great speaking skills when talking to potential hires, superb listening skills when listening to their answers, and listening to what the company wants in their new hires. You will need the skills to connect with people in a friendly way to get the job done.
- Attention to Detail: Recruiters must be thorough when reviewing applications, references and resumes. If you are conducting background checks, you must make sure that applicants are what your company is looking for.
- Decision-Making Skills: Recruiters must fill job vacancies, and you will have to make a decision on who you recommend for the job.
THE FUTURE OF RECRUITERS
According to the BLS, human resource specialist jobs will grow 21% between 2010 and 2020, which is more than the average for all jobs.