Chris Russell

3 min read


Remote Talent Acquisition Jobs

We all know remote jobs are the most sought after and get the most applies. But they are harder to come by lately if you work in talent acquisition. Layoffs in TA have taken their toll on the recruiting industry mainly because of;

  • Economic downturn. The global economy is facing a number of challenges, including inflation, rising interest rates, and supply chain disruptions. This has led to a slowdown in hiring at many companies, and recruiters are often one of the first roles to be cut.
  • Tech industry slowdown. The tech industry, which has been a major driver of job growth in recent years, is also starting to slow down. This is due to a number of factors, including the economic downturn, increased competition, and changes in consumer spending habits. As a result, many tech companies are hiring fewer people, and recruiters are being laid off.
  • Increased automation. Recruiting technology has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. This means that many tasks that were previously done by recruiters can now be automated. This has led to a reduction in the need for recruiters at some companies.
  • Hiring freezes. Many companies have implemented hiring freezes in response to the economic downturn and other challenges. This means that there are fewer open roles for recruiters to fill, and some companies are letting go of recruiters as a result.

It is important to note that not all companies are laying off recruiters. Some companies are still hiring, and recruiters who have specialized skills and experience are still in high demand.

However, the overall job market for recruiters is becoming more competitive, and it is important for recruiters to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in order to remain competitive.

Where to Find Remote Talent Acquisition Jobs

Below are some resources to help your talent search. I suggest signing up for email job alerts to get notified. The sooner you apply to a new job that is posted the better your chances will be of getting noticed. - the ATS company has a great remote jobs filter to find remote jobs. Just type in your keyword and select the filter for remote only. Here's a link to some remote talent acquisition job results. - Don't let the name fool you. This site lists nothing but HR and talent acquisition jobs. Here's a direct link to their latest remote gigs. - this site lists only remote jobs in the HR and talent acquisition space. Click here.

LinkedIn - the search results for "talent acquisition" using the remote filter shows thousands of jobs but when I looked at them there were some weird results. You'll need to do some addition filtering/scrolling to get better results.

Here are some tips for a laid-off recruiter to find their next gig:

  • Update your resume and LinkedIn profile. Be sure to highlight your skills and experience, as well as any recent accomplishments. You may also want to consider adding a skills section to your LinkedIn profile to make it easier for recruiters to find you.
  • Start networking. Reach out to your former colleagues, classmates, and other professional contacts. Let them know that you are looking for a new job and ask if they know of any open positions. You can also attend industry events and meetups to connect with potential employers.
  • Work with a recruiter. A recruiter can help you identify and apply for open positions that are a good fit for your skills and experience. They can also provide you with tips on how to ace your job interview.
  • Consider freelancing or contracting. If you're unable to find a full-time job right away, you may want to consider freelancing or contracting. This can be a great way to earn money and gain new experience while you continue your job search. I recommend going to Upwork to find these gigs.

It's important to remember that the job search process can take time and effort. Don't get discouraged if you don't find a new job right away. Keep networking, applying for jobs, and staying positive.

As always be proactive in your job search. Don't wait for jobs to come to you. Reach out to companies that you are interested in (company hunt) and let them know you are available. Raise your personal brand as well by writing on your LinkedIn profile and getting on some related podcasts to show off your knowledge.

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