Senior Recruiter Duties and Responsibilities
The specific duties of a Senior Recruiter are dependent on the company they work for and the needs of the company. There are, however, several core responsibilities Senior Recruiters perform. A review of current job listings identified the following primary tasks and responsibilities.
A Senior Recruiter must be very skilled at finding talented individuals to meet a company’s needs. This will require Senior Recruiters to be active on social media forums, attend career fairs, make cold calls, visit local college campuses or universities and any other creative methods they can conceive of to locate qualified individuals. Recruiters are often competing for the same candidates so being charismatic and fostering a good relationship with these potential employees is very important.
Interview and Hire Talent
The ability to conduct interviews is essential for the Senior Recruiter. Some will be tasked with all interviewing responsibilities while others may do an informal interview session to decide whether or not senior management should proceed with a formal interview. Regardless of their role they must have knowledge of interview techniques and be good at reading people. They must also be able to perform the hiring process which may include collecting and filing paperwork, ordering background checks, salary negotiations and providing new employee orientation assistance.
Maintain Candidate Database
Senior Recruiters are tasked with maintaining a database of potential candidates. They document any phone calls, emails or other correspondence they may have with a possible employee and note which candidate would be best for a particular position. These databases provide large companies with a healthy pool of qualified applicants. Senior Recruiters may also have to keep reports and other paperwork on those they successfully hire.
Senior Recruiter Skills
Senior Recruiters must be exceptional communicators and great negotiators. They should be organized and have an eye for detail. A pleasant personality and being driven to succeed are also important factors. Employers look for candidates with all of these traits as well as the traits listed here.
Core skills: Based on job listings we looked at, employers want Senior Recruiters with these core skills. If you want to work as a Senior Recruiter, focus on the following.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
- Knowledge of server-based applicant tracking systems
- Proficient with social media platforms
- Experience in recruiting or human resources
Advanced skills: While most employers did not require the following skills, multiple job listings included them as preferred. Broaden your career options by adding these to your skillset.
- Degree in Human Resources or related field
- Certifications such as, PHR or SPHR
- Ability to travel
Job Types: Full-time, Regular / Permanent
Pay: ₹30,000.00 - ₹45,000.00 per month
- total work: 1 year (Preferred)