What does a Senior 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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
4.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Corporate Recruiter Salaries

Average Base Pay

$88,671 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$65K
Median: $89K
$120K
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Senior Corporate Recruiter Career Path

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Senior Corporate Recruiter
$88,671/yr
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Leader of HR
$112,864/yr
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a senior corporate recruiter

When working as a senior corporate recruiter, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Applicant Tracking System, Pipeline, Team Leadership, Urgency, and Outstanding Communication.

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The most common qualifications to become a senior corporate 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.