What does a Corporate Recruiter do?

A corporate recruiter is responsible for filling open positions for an organization. They conduct the process from the stage of locating potential applicants via various sources, such as social media or resume banks, to interviewing and offering positions to qualified applicants. Corporate recruiters often specialize in one job field, such as information technology, and recruit only candidates from this area. To find recruits, some corporate recruiters travel to job fairs or attend networking events.

Corporate recruiters usually have a background in human resources (HR) and often possess a bachelor's degree in business or HR. A recruiter may also pursue certifications, after working for at least one year in the role, from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Successful workers in this industry have strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to weigh multiple variables to make important decisions, and have a good sense of character.

  • Locate qualified, potential applicants using databases or online job posting boards
  • Communicate with potential applicants by phone, email, or in person
  • Screen resumes and interview candidates for various positions within an organization
  • Create job announcements that list requirements for each job, such as desired work experience, education, and job skills
  • Apply principles of behavioral interviewing to access the qualifications of candidates
  • Investigate referrals, references, and social media sources to formulate a well-rounded view of applicants
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with colleges and local organizations to participate in job fairs or networking events
  • Prepare attracting hiring packages and communicate with selected applicants to offer employment
  • Significant recruiting experience for a high-volume organization, agency, or executive search firm strongly preferred
  • Willingness to use cold or warm calling methods to recruit or research potential applicants
  • Familiarity with applicant tracking systems and social media applications
  • Excellent analytical skills to track metrics and interpret data for strategic recruiting campaigns
  • A professional, courteous demeanor on the phone and in-person
  • An impeccable public image, including on social media
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to network and establish professional relationships
  • Availability to travel within the United States to attend job fairs and networking events
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize in a demanding, fast-paced environment with strict deadlines

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
17%
2 - 4
55%
5 - 7
21%
8+
7%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
Applicant Tracking System
Interpersonal and Communication
Onboarding
Written Communication
Excellent Communication
Outlook
Attention To Detail

Corporate Recruiter Seniority Levels

L2
Corporate Recruiter
CA$58,582/yr
L4
Leader of HR
No Salary Reports
Recruitment Consultant
9% made the transition
Technical Recruiter
27% made the transition
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Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$58,582 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$38k
Median: CA$59k
CA$90k
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