Chris Russell

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What does a recruiter do?

What does a recruiter do? This is a question that many people have, but don’t know where to find the answer. A recruiter is responsible for finding and hiring the best employees for a company. They work with both job seekers and companies to match the right person with the right job. If you are interested in becoming a recruiter, or just want to learn more about what they do, keep reading! In this blog post, we will discuss the role of a recruiter and some of the things they do day-to-day.

As a recruiter, your job is to find the best candidates for open positions at your company. To do this, you will work with both job seekers and companies. You will get to know a lot of people and learn about different types of jobs. This knowledge will help you match the right person with the right job.

You will spend most of your time meeting with candidates and companies. During these meetings, you will get to know the candidates and their skills. You will also learn about the company’s culture and what they are looking for in a new employee.

After you have met with a candidate, it is up to you to decide if they are a good fit for the company. If you think they are, you will help them through the interview process.

At the end of the day, your goal is to find the best candidates for the open positions at your company. This can be a challenging and rewarding job. Many recruiters love to work with people and help them land their next job. You may also get into helping people prep for interviews, negotiate salary and craft a resume.

Internal vs External Recruiters

There are two types of recruiters that companies use to fill their open positions: internal and external. Internal recruiters are employees of the company who are responsible for finding qualified candidates to fill vacant positions within the company. External recruiters, also known as staffing agencies, are third-party companies who work with businesses to find qualified candidates for specific job openings. So, which type of recruiter is right for your business?

There are pros and cons to using both internal and external recruiters. Internal recruiters may have a better understanding of the company culture and values, which can be beneficial when trying to find candidates that will be a good fit for the organization. External recruiters often have a larger network of contacts and may be able to reach a wider pool of potential candidates.

It’s important to weigh the pros and cons of each type of recruiter before making a decision for your business. Consider the specific needs of your organization and the type of candidate you are looking for when making your choice.

When trying to decide whether to use an internal or external recruiter, there are a few things to take into consideration. Internal recruiters will generally cost less than external recruiters, but they may not have the same network of contacts. External recruiters may be more expensive, but they

Both internal and external recruiters can be beneficial to your organization, depending on your specific needs. Consider the type of candidate you are looking for and the needs of your organization when making your decision.

Recruiters Do Not Help Candidates Find Jobs

They serve the employer. If internal their job is to help the hiring manager find the right match with job applicants. If external, their job is to help their client (employer) sources, screen and suggest candidates for them to hire. They are paid only by the employer who hires them. A common misconception is that recruiters help people find jobs. A better way to think of it is to say they help match candidates with employers on a skill based level.

As I mentioned above many recruiters love the work they do. Its a needed and noble profession to help others find their dream job. Characteristics of a good recruiter include assertiveness, extroverted, energetic, enthusiastic, confident and willingness to learn.

Ancillary Recruiting Roles

The primary types of recruiters fall into one of two categories–internal and external. But there are ancillary roles to consider as well.

  • Sourcers: The job of a Sourcer is to look for candidates online and then pass those leads onto recruiters who will then qualify them. Sourcers specialize in things like Boolean search strings and are adept at internet research.
  • Recruiting Coordinator: Coordinators help keep the process moving by keep candidates scheduled and on track during the hiring process. They are generally responsible for setting up and coordinating interviews and candidate communications.
  • Recruitment Marketing:  The job of Recruitment Marketers is to ensure a steady flow of candidate leads into the ATS. This involves handling the career site messaging, job advertising and other forms of talent promotion.

According to Indeed the average recruiter salary is around $52,064 per year. That’s generally for internal recruiting roles but even external recruiters can make six figure salaries by placing people inside companies. That is more lucrative since they typically get approximately 20% of the hires annual salary as compensation for finding them. Some recruiters go on to become heads of Talent Acquisition or even CHRO’s.

recruiter salaries

Source: Indeed

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