Personnel Recruiter

Seek out and recruit job applicants to fill existing company job openings.
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Quick Stats

Very Good

Salary Range
$29,000 – $93,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Personnel Recruiters do?

Seeks out, interviews, screens, and recruits job applicants to fill existing company job openings: Discusses personnel needs with department supervisors to prepare and implement recruitment program. Contacts colleges to arrange on-campus interviews. Provides information on company facilities and job opportunities to potential applicants. Interviews college applicants to obtain work history, education, training, job skills, and salary requirements. Screens and refers qualified applicants to company hiring personnel for follow-up interview. Arranges travel and lodging for selected applicants at company expense. Performs reference and background checks on applicants. Corresponds with job applicants to notify them of employment consideration. Files and maintains employment records for future references. Projects yearly recruitment expenditures for budgetary control.

Should I be a Personnel Recruiter?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Personnel Analyst, Personnel Interviewer, Personnel Technician

    How to become a Personnel Recruiter

    We recommend at least an Associate's degree. Check out these schools offering Personnel Recruiter-related education!
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