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Recruiter
“I think you'll like this job!”
Recruiters search for and recruit qualified employees on behalf of thier clients or company they work for.
Average Pay: $32,770 - $58,320/yr    Qualifications: At least a bachelor's degree
The Job
Recruiters maintain contacts within the community and may travel considerably, often to college campuses, to search for promising job applicants. Recruiters screen, interview, and occasionally test applicants. They also may check references and extend job offers. These workers must be thoroughly familiar with the organization and its human resources policies in order to discuss wages, working conditions, and promotional opportunities with prospective employees. They also must stay informed about equal employment opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Work Environment
recruiters regularly attend professional meetings and visit college campuses to interview prospective employees
College Majors
human resources, business administration, organizational development
Minimum Qualifications
Many companies are looking for someone with a degree in the human resources field, business administration, and/or experience in the area of recruitment.
Personality traits helpful for this career
ability to work with individuals as well as a commitment to organizational goals
Quick Facts
  • The educational backgrounds of these workers vary considerably, reflecting the diversity of duties and levels of responsibility.
  • More Info: Society for Human Resource Management, Internet: http://www.shrm.org
Compensation and Outlook
Median annual wages of employment, recruitment, and placement specialists were $45,470 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $35,020 and $63,110. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,030, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $85,760.
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