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How to Get Entry-Level Recruiter Jobs

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Recruiters hold a significant position in the corporate world. They are responsible for generating new talents and hiring them for corporations. Recruiters work with different sections of people, whether they are recent high school or colleges graduates, or experienced professionals from the corporate world seeking new positions.

A recruiter’s job holds a lot of responsibility, as they screen the candidates to test their ability to contribute towards the benefits of the company. If a recruited candidate does not perform up to the expectations of the company, the blame may be passed back to the recruiter who recommended the candidate to the company. If recruiter jobs seem like a good career option for you, then read on to find out more about what it takes to become a successful recruiter.


While there are no specified requirements to become a recruiter, having a college degree can help tremendously. Those hoping to pursue this career should consider the following majors: business administration, human resource management, communications and public relations.

Starting Out

There are very few recruiters that have started their career as such. It may be necessary for someone hoping to be a recruiter to begin their career at an entry-level recruiter job. This may include working in a company’s human resource department or in a secretarial position. Working at these jobs will not only give you a foot in the door, but will also give you a lot of helpful experience and knowledge that will aid you in your career as a recruiter.

You can start hunting for those jobs by sending out your resumes to the different companies. If you have sent your resume and haven’t received any confirmation, follow up within couple of days by calling up the human resources department, and try to speak with the head of the department.

You can also try-out the career placement office of your college to gather some leads and advices. Such offices maintain good contact with several companies that can help you to find open recruiter jobs.

You can also use the Internet to search for jobs in the field. There are several job-related websites that feature openings for entry-level recruiters. Register yourself on such websites and search for the entry-level jobs in this field. There are several categories on these job websites that give you easy searching options. Search for recruiter jobs by location, salary, industry, etc.
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