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Senior Recruiter

Helping others succeed through the hiring process

Employers rely on the expertise of recruiters to find the right people for the job. Angela from FabFitFun takes us on a tour of her job as a Senior Recruiter and why its perfect for her.
Employers rely on the expertise of recruiters to find the right people for the job. Senior recruiters are responsible for getting to know not only the different needs of the various departments within a company but also the skillsets, previous work experience, and educational backgrounds of candidates applying to meet those needs.

Are you inspired to become a matchmaker for employers and job seekers? Helping people connect to the right job can be your dream job too. So think about becoming a recruiter!

Getting a college degree will be the first step to starting your career as a recruiter. Beyond having a degree, having the right soft skills is essential to success. Being a people person is the primary qualification for this rewarding career which can pay a median salary of $60,350 per year.

Senior Recruiter Angela Mayhew at work at the FabFitFun offices.
Angela Mayhew (left) at the FabFitFun offices in Los Angeles. Photo – WorkingNation

The star of our video, Angela Mayhew, is a Senior Recruiter at FabFitFun, a fashion subscription service based in Los Angeles. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism from St. John Fisher College. Like most recruiters, Angela’s journey to her current position has had a few steps along the way.

Since there is no defined career pathway to becoming a recruiter, you can blaze your own trail with the right combination of skills and knowledge.

Here are four facts that can lead you to become a recruiter:
  1. There is not one specific college degree required to be a recruiter, but a degree helps big time. Some of the most common bachelor’s degrees held by recruiters are in the following fields: psychology, business, journalism, human resources, and sociology.
  2. These are the most important skills required to be a fantastic recruiter: customer service, communication skills, organizational skills, applicant tracking systems & software, and decision-making skills.
  3. Often the path to becoming a recruiter begins with a different job. These are the five most common first jobs recruiters held before making the jump: sales, operations, administrative, support, and research.
  4. These are the top five industries that recruiters work in (percent of total occupation): Administrative & Support & Remediation Services (19.6%), Employment Services (16%), Professional, Scientific & Technical Services (12.6%), Government (12.5%) and Health care & Social Assistance (10.4%).

Fast facts for becoming a senior recruiter.
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