What does a Lead Employment Specialist do?

An employment specialist is responsible for matching job applicants to a specific job that suits their talents. They are responsible for ensuring that the candidate has the right skills for the job. A few of the main duties of an employment specialist are testing the skills of the job candidates, conducting mock interviews, helping candidates with their resume, and monitor job retention. They also have to work with employers to match their job openings. Some of the jobs titles that an employment specialist could grow into are HR manager and office manager.

An employment specialist does not need to have any experience but should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that an employment specialist will have is their ability to match applicant with job openings. Another skill is organization as the employment specialist will need to keep everything in line. They also need to be able to effectively communicate with potential employees to find their skills.

What responsibilities are common for Lead Employment Specialist jobs?
  • Match job openings to job candidates
  • Monitor job retention rate
  • Work with employers to understand their needs
  • Work with candidates to understand their skill set
  • Administer skill tests to candidates
  • Conduct mock interviews
  • Revise resumes to help the candidate find a job
  • Recommend training to job candidates
What are the typical qualifications for Lead Employment Specialist jobs?
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Great communication skills
  • Top notch organizational skills
  • Ability to conduct mock interviews
  • Resume writing skills
  • Ability to match candidates with job openings
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft suite
  • Strong english speaking skills
  • Ability to collaborate with employers and candidates
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Lead Employment Specialist make?

$58,795 /yr
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Lead Employment Specialist Career Path

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Lead Employment Specialist Insights

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Onboarding Manager
Jan 5, 2022

“Great work life balance and I never really felt too stressed or overwhelmed at the job”

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Employment Consultant
Feb 17, 2022

“Good way to get an introduction into the industry and probably quick career progression if you're willing to stay there”

Employment Branding
Aug 31, 2021

“This was not my only job this summer and the team was incredible about working with and respecting my schedule.”

People Inc. (NY)People Inc. (NY)
Employment Specialist
Feb 6, 2020

“Best for if you are just starting a career or if you require a flexible schedule”

International Rescue CommitteeInternational Rescue Committee
Employment Specialist
Jan 21, 2021

“I was given many professional development opportunities (often because I was given tasks outside my job description).”

Preferred Family HealthcarePreferred Family Healthcare
Employment Specialist
Jun 28, 2021

“I don't feel you receive enough training or support for such an important role.”

US ArmyUS Army
Seeking Employment
Nov 3, 2020

“Very self rewarding and stable career opportunity.”

Job Developer
Oct 20, 2021

“Long hours but worth it for career”

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  • HR Consultant
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