HR Glossary
Recruiter's jobs and responsibilities

Recruiter's jobs and responsibilities

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What are a recruiter's jobs and responsibilities?

A recruiter's job is to find qualified candidates for job openings within an organization. Recruiters also work to keep their companies up to date with the latest labor market trends.

Recruiters play an important role in both helping job seekers find opportunities and assisting companies in identifying potential workers that fit their needs. There are two common employment scenarios for recruiters: some are hired by companies that have their own team of recruiters, while others work independently.

Recruiters typically come from human resources, recruiting, or human resources management backgrounds and have extensive knowledge of recruitment strategy, employment law, and social media.

Recruiters often work on their feet as they visit companies to network, discuss employment opportunities, and promote their candidates.

Are recruiters and HR the same?

Recruiters test the qualifications of a potential candidate, while HR assign them to a role. The recruiter receives the information on job vacancies from the Human Resource department and creates the prospective candidates' recruitment and interview process.

Why are recruiters necessary?

 Because without them, companies would have a hard time finding the talent they need to grow and succeed. Recruiters are the ones who know where to find the best candidates, and how to convince them to come work for their company.