What does an Assistant Recruiter do?

Recruiters are responsible for meet hiring goals by filling open positions with talented and qualified candidates. They are generally responsible for the full life cycle of the recruiting process. This entails sourcing and screening candidates, coordinating the interview process, and facilitating offers and employment negotiations, all while ensuring candidates have a pleasant experience.

Recruiters generally have a Bachelor's degree in business administration or human resources. The best recruiters are detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Source candidates using a variety of search methods to build a robust candidate pipeline
  • Screen candidates by reviewing resumes and job applications, and performing phone screenings
  • Take ownership of candidate experience by designing and managing itDevelop job postings, job descriptions, and position requirements
  • Perform reference checks as need
  • Facilitate the offer process by extending the offer and negotiationg employment terms
  • Manage onboarding and new hire process
  • Stay abreast of recruiting trends and best practices
  • Manage the overall interview, selection, and closing process
  • Ensure all screening, hiring, and selection is done in accordance with employment laws and regulations
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • 2 years of recruiting experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships built on trust
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Comfortable making decisions independently
  • Working knowledge of applicant tracking and HRIS systems
  • Ability to manage a wide range of relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of interview techniques and applicant screening methods
  • Deep understanding of employment laws and regulations
  • Familiar with a wide variety of sourcing avenues
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Assistant Recruiter Salaries

Average Base Pay

$34,721 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $35K
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Assistant Recruiter Career Path

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UprightHC SolutionsUprightHC Solutions
Recruiting Manager
Mar 11, 2020

“I enjoy my work and very satisfied with the independence given to me and with the great co”

Senior Recruiter
Aug 10, 2021

“It's exciting and innovative and I definitely think we'll see continued growth and engagement”

Office AngelsOffice Angels
Sep 5, 2019

“Our Executive Director is focused and enthusiastic about making OA the best it can be.”

Amplify Consulting Partners Amplify Consulting Partners
Jul 23, 2020

“Everyone is so welcoming and open to discussions on where you want to grow and progress within your career.”

Recruiting Manager
Jan 12, 2022

“We have great customers and the people I work with are incredibly smart and fun to work with.”

Head of Internal Recruitment
Jan 21, 2021

“The people at Empiric are amazing everyone is unique and a pleasure to work with.”

Head Hunt InternationalHead Hunt International
Recruitment Intern
Oct 1, 2020

“The learning experience was excellent overall and I'm sure will be highly beneficial for my future career”

Vivid ResourcingVivid Resourcing
Jul 18, 2019

“long hours but I guess that's pretty common in this industry and it's totally worth it”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an assistant recruiter

When working as an assistant recruiter, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer Service, VERBAL Communication, Applicant Tracking System, and Exceptional Communication.

The most similar professions to assistant recruiter are:
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • It Recruiter
  • Technical Recruiter

The most common qualifications to become an assistant recruiter include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.