What does a Recruiting Coordinator do?

A recruiting coordinator is a human resources specialist who acts as a mediator between businesses and potential employees. They are active in reviewing applications and resumes and through the interviewing and hiring process. They most likely conduct all interviews, then make hiring suggestions to the hiring team. Recruiting coordinators may also travel to job fairs to recruit employees for their company.

As a recruiting coordinator, you will need to be knowledgeable in the best human resources practices and be a critical thinker as you may have to come up with recruiting strategies. You will need to know basic computer skills. Knowledge of social media is preferred, especially sites like LinkedIn. You will be the point of communication between job applicants and the hiring team so strong communication skills are a must. Recruiting coordinators must also have a bachelor's degree in Human resources or a similar field.

What responsibilities are common for Recruiting Coordinator jobs?
  • Create and enforce a recruiting plan
  • Write job descriptions and post them online and in newspapers
  • Assess incoming resumes
  • Screen potential employees
  • Conduct interviews by phone or in person
  • Maintain interview and hiring records
  • Prepare hiring paperwork and information packets
  • Handle the orientation of new employees
What are the typical qualifications for Recruiting Coordinator jobs?
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Understanding of human resources policies and practices
  • Ability to conduct various types of interviews (in person, online, phone)
  • Knowledge of HR databases and candidate management systems
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Strong leadership skills
EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Recruiting Coordinator make?

Confident
$60,576 /yr
Total Pay
$44,227
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$16,349
 /yr

Additional Pay

$60,576

 / yr
$35K$272K
Most Likely Range
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Recruiting Coordinator Career Path

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Recruiting Coordinator
$60,576/yr
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
30%
2 - 4
58%
5 - 7
0%
8+
12%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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ERINSTARERINSTAR
Human Resources and Recruiting Coordinator
May 26, 2022

“I have been given great training tools via an online training platform and also during classroom sessions.”

Reliable RoboticsReliable Robotics
Recruitment Coordinator
Nov 20, 2021

“There was a huge missed opportunity for growth and development where everyone could have benefited from an honest conversation.”

Blink HealthBlink Health
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Feb 10, 2021

“I recently transitioned to the Talent Team and the management at Blink cheered me as furthered my career.”

Woven Planet HoldingsWoven Planet Holdings
Recruiting Coordination Manager
Mar 23, 2022

“I am excited to be a part of such a great team and look forward to my career at Woven Planet!”

Rosegate MortgageRosegate Mortgage
Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator
Sep 14, 2021

“Rosegate has the best company morale out of any company I've ever worked for.”

Veterans EZ InfoVeterans EZ Info
Recruiting Coordinator
Dec 6, 2021

“The PTO is a little disappointing compared to where I came from prior to here.”

Next InsuranceNext Insurance
Talent Acquisition Coordinator
Nov 3, 2020

“If I had to say in a few words why NEXT is such a good place to work i will say that in NEXT INSURANCE”

State StreetState Street
Recruiting Coordinator
Jan 11, 2021

“Everyone was extremely nice and pleasant to work with.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Recruiting Coordinator

When working as a Recruiting Coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Applicant Tracking System, Excellent Customer Service, Onboarding, and Powerpoint.

The most similar professions to Recruiting Coordinator are:
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • It Recruiter
  • Recruiter
  • Technical Recruiter

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

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Recruiter
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