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Personnel Recruiter

Overview: Personnel recruiters define the organization's projected and actual job openings in terms of employee qualifications. They design recruitment methods to locate and attract applicants capable of filling the vacancies. Perform initial screening of applicants. Evaluate the cost effectiveness of the recruitment methods.
Duties: Personnel recruiters analyze the organization's strategic plans and current job openings to forecast number of new employees needed, qualification demands in terms of skills, knowledge and abilities & dates needed.

They identify sources of applicants and methods to attract them. They analyze applicants qualifications from application forms, educational records and work experience history.

Personnel recruiters implement the recruitment plans and perform initial screening of applicants by reviewing their resumes, by interview and by test administration.

They conduct statistical analysis to evaluate cost-effectiveness of different recruitment methods and to verify compliance with equal opportunity guidelines.

Degree(s): A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences 
A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science) 
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration 
A.A.S. Management: Real Estate-Insurance Concentration 
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook: Employment of personnel recruiters is projected to grow faster than average through 2018. Demand may be particularly strong for certain specialists. Increasing efforts throughout industry to recruit and retain quality employees should create many jobs for employment of personnel recruitment, and placement specialists.
Salary Range (National Average): $32,000 to $36,000
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
Additional Training/Education: Personnel recruiters generally require a bachelor's or often a master's degree in either human resource management, industrial relations, business or psychology. Actually, a mix of courses from all these study areas is essential. Additional courses in computer applications and statistics are becoming increasingly important.
Recommended Skills:
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Assigning duties to others, motivating them, and evaluating their performance.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • Bringing people together to discuss and resolve differences.
  • The ability to understand complex written paragraphs, instructions, or reports.
  • Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Composing and communicating your ideas in written form.
Recommended Values:
  • Being involved in helping other people in a direct way either individually or in a small group.
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.