What does an IT Recruiter do?

IT recruiters are responsible for handling all aspects of the recruitment process for professionals in the information technology field. They develop creative and innovative strategies to reach talent, deploy outreach campaigns, engage with talent, and perform screenings and background checks. They work with employers to refine job descriptions to better reflect the ideal candidate profile. They recommend effective recruitment tools and strategies. They play an active role in the negotiations phase and assist with making a final offer.

IT recruiters typically have a bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field. They have a background in recruiting, personnel, or human resources. They must be knowledgeable about recruitment tactics, and well-versed in applicable laws and regulations. These roles require excellent communication skills and negotiating abilities.

Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
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Career Opportunity
4.1 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

IT Recruiter Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,199 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $54K
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IT Recruiter Career Path

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IT Recruiter

Years of Experience Distribution

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IT Recruiter Insights

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IT Recruiter
Sept 7, 2020

“Not really any major cons but they do micromanage quite a bit and the health benefits are terrible.”

Elfonze TechnologiesElfonze Technologies
IT Recruiter
Nov 7, 2022

“It is an amazing atmosphere to work and at the same time indulge in all the extra”

IT Recruiter
Nov 10, 2022

“The career path is is well defined and you have the opportunity to grow every 6 months.”

IT Recruiter
Sept 27, 2022

“It's good for people who are not looking out for growth or a career.”

IT Recruiter
Aug 20, 2021

“N vice President also seen her multiple times but don't take any action against her.”

NSR Information SystemsNSR Information Systems
Domestic IT Recruiter
Dec 9, 2022

“Every thing is good but if you don't work there is no job security.”

IT Recruiter
Feb 16, 2022

“Pronix Inc was great to work with providing us with a future road map to meet our expansion goals.”

Newforce Global ServicesNewforce Global Services
IT Recruiter
Feb 18, 2021

“Opportunities to work from the head branch UK to those who are doing really good work.”

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