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Recruiter (General)

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Works for a company or organization to recruit qualified candidates for open positions, or works with a recruiting agency to identify candidates and match jobseekers with job placements. May specialize in recruiting professionals in a particular industry, or specialize in recruiting at colleges.

Job Outlook

There were 5013 Recruiter (General) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 152800 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Recruiter industry, which includes the Recruiter (General) career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Recruiter (General) jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $55,077.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $53,867.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Recruiter (General) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $45,157.

Education and Experience

Posted Recruiter (General) jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree64%
Master's Degree4%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other26%

Posted Recruiter (General) jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years51%
3 to 5 years42%
6 to 8 years4%
9+ years2%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Recruiter (General) positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (50%)
  • Microsoft Office (31%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)
  • Organizational Skills (24%)
  • Microsoft Excel (23%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Recruiting (65%)
  • Talent Acquisition (42%)
  • Applicant Tracking System (32%)
  • Social Media (28%)
  • Onboarding (26%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Scheduling (19%)
  • Customer Service (12%)
  • Vaccination (8%)
  • Full Life Cycle (7%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • New Hire Orientation (5%)
  • Phone Screens (5%)
  • Cold Calling (4%)
  • Talent Pipelining (4%)
  • Taleo (3%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Recruiter (General) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Recruiter
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Human Resources Recruiter
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Recruiter (General) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (1712)
  • Amazon (722)
  • Total Quality Logistics (682)
  • The Mentor Network (636)
  • Concentrix Corporation (401)

North Carolina

  • Bank of America (70)
  • Wells Fargo (69)
  • Total Quality Logistics (68)
  • Deloitte (49)
  • Budd Group (48)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!