A junior recruiter typically holds an entry-level position within a company's human resources department, assisting in the procurement of future employees. This position typically involves working traditional daytime office inside an office building. A junior recruiter is often the person who initiates the hiring process, posts job openings to generate applications, and identifies and screens qualified candidates. They also frequently schedule interviews with hiring managers, present job offers, and coordinate start dates and/or orientations for new employees. These recruiters also coordinate pre-employment testing, such as skills tests, background checks, and drug tests. This work is not supervisory in nature, and this person typically reports directly to a senior recruiter.
A junior recruiter is required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, but many companies also require a bachelor’s degree in a field such as human resources administration, business administration, and communications. Recruitment experience is often required or preferred. A junior recruiter must pay close attention to detail, be highly organized, and be able to prioritize duties within their position. This position requires critical thinking, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Junior Recruiter Tasks
Develop a network of candidates, building strong relationships that persist.
Follow up with candidates and hiring managers.
Present offers to candidates and close deals.
Work with hiring managers to understand requirements and ensure fit for candidates.
Screen, qualify, certify, and interview candidates to identify fit with particular positions.