Employment Specialist Job Description

Employment specialists are staff members who assist people who are unemployed or who are facing difficult employment choices.

The kind of help that employment specialists provide changes with the needs of the individuals they help.

Employment specialists provide general job search assistance and interview skills training, as well as help the individual develop skills for returning to school.

Employment specialists also help people find work in other occupations if they are having difficulty finding employment in their present field.

Employment specialists may offer advice for people with specific disabilities or who are having problems with substance abuse or other problems.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Employment Specialist who is passionate about helping others find employment. This person must be organized and have excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the job market and be up-to-date on the latest job search strategies.

Employment Specialist Duties:

  • Research and interview prospective students, reviewing applicants resumes and discussing the position
  • Set up interviews, conducting follow-up and final interviews
  • Create job advertisements
  • Maintain and update job advertisements on company website
  • Conduct company background research
  • Initiate contact with applicants
  • Monitor applicant flow to ensure bounty is met, and number of interviews scheduled and approved meets quota.
  • Conduct basic outreach via email and phone, checking applicant's resume and contacting them to set up an interview
  • Perform basic data entry
  • Create and maintain interview reports
  • Proofread and format all documents, including recruiting materials, job advertisements, outreach correspondence, and training materials
  • Create spreadsheets and graphs to summarize recruitment data
  • Conduct exit interviews with new hires
  • Decide on starting salary and compensation packages
  • Advise

Employment Specialist Responsibilities:

  • 2+ years' relevant experience in recruiting and job placement
  • Knowledge of industry, economic trends, and job trends
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Provide initial resume screening, screening, and interview support; coordinate the review of candidate materials with hiring managers and team members; and arrange interviews
  • Coordinate the development of recruitment materials and training of hiring managers
  • Maintain current job listings, job postings, and requisitions
  • Provide candidate onboarding support; including evaluating and recommending qualified candidates
  • Research and process new hire documentation
  • Support demographic and compensation analysis
  • Create and update job requisitions, job ads, and job listings
  • Conduct weekly check-ins with hiring managers and team members to review status, concerns, and job performance; and address issues or questions
  • Raise concerns or issues to supervisors as they relate to operational or staffing issues

Equal Opportunity Employer: Company Name is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. All people are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or age.

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