Recruiter job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 04 Aug 21


What Does a Recruiter Do?

Learn about the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, salaries and required skills that should be in a Recruiter’s job description.

Job designation: - Recruiter

A recruiter is a part of the HRA (Human Resource Administration) department of a company and the duty of a recruiter is to seek out potential candidates from various reputed institutions who can be an asset to the company and accomplish goals set up by the company’s standards. 

Duties and responsibilities of a Recruiter

A recruiter’s duty is extremely sensitive since they have to deal with the recruitment and selection of people. Any wrong mistake in selecting an unsuitable candidate can result getting blamed from the entire office staff and higher management. They have to carefully assess the performance of the candidates and filter out those individuals who do not match the criteria.

  • Collaboration with HR managers for recruitment and selection of suitable candidates

  • Visiting B-Schools and Engineering colleges for interviewing candidates for positions in respective companies

  • Background verifications of candidates to prevent damage or loss to the company

  • Create a point of attracting and sourcing suitable candidates through sources like newspapers (the Economic Times) and social media (LinkedIn)

  • Managing the relocation and internship programs of candidates working for the company

  • Checking payroll and payslip of candidates if any issue arises

  • Performance assessment of the hired candidates

  • Checking resumes/C.V. of candidates suitable for the job

  • Evaluating the work done by employees and interns within a given time frame

  • Maintaining discipline and work culture in an office environment

Places of employment for a Recruiter

Work schedule of a Recruiter

A recruiter’s working hours is usually 40 hours a week or 9AM to 5PM every week (Monday to Friday). Sometimes due to intense work pressure, they have to work overtime and even on Saturdays to update the company’s database related to work progress. 

Qualifications required to become a Recruiter

Getting the job of a recruiter is not that easy because nowadays it requires a graduation degree and a few years of work experience. A post-graduate degree is necessary when there is 2 to 3 years of experience to apply as a senior HR manager. 

Under-graduate courses to become a Recruiter

  • Graduation in any stream 

  • BBA in HRM

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • Any stream with 50 to 60 percent in Class 12thexams from a recognised board 

  • Merit-based admission or entrance exams as per some institutes

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • IPMAT (Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test)

  • NPAT (National Test for Programs After Twelfth)

  • SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test)

  • DU JAT (Delhi University Joint Admission Test)

  • AIMA UGAT (Under Graduate Aptitude Test conducted by All India Management Association)

  • JIPMAT (Joint Integrated Programme in Management Admission Test)

  • GGSIPU CET (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test)

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies),Mumbai (Maharashtra)

  • IIM Indore, IIM Jammu and IIM Rohtak (Indian Institutes of Management)

  • Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

  • Kalinga University, Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

  • KIIT (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology) School of Management, Bhubaneswar (Orissa)

  • MAKAUT (Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad University of Technology),Kolkata (West Bengal)

Post-graduate courses for a Recruiter

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • Graduation in any stream 

  • Clearing entrance exams like CAT, MAT, XAT or GMAT

  • Mandatory to complete a six months internship

  • Relevant work experience may be mandatory 

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • CAT (Common Admission Test)

  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test)

  • XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

  • CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)

  • NIMAT (NMIMS Management Aptitude Test)

  • SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test)

  • ATMA (AIMS Test for Management Admissions conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools)

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • XLRI (Xavier School of Management),Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)

  • IISWBM (Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management),Kolkata (West Bengal)

  • IIM Ranchi (Jharkhand)

  • Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi (Jharkhand)

  • MDI (Management Development Institute),Gurgaon (Haryana)

Key/Technical skills

  • Politeness towards people working in the organization

  • Empathic towards recruits, employees and interns

  • Database management of people working for the company

  • Strict levels of professionalism during work and interaction

  • Proficiency in MS-Excel, MS-Access and MS-PowerPoint

  • Charismatic and convincing to employees

  • Crystal clear communication with people

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: - Rs. 3 lakhs to Rs. 4 lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary (less than 1 year of work experience): - Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 3 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary (5 to 20 years of work experience): - Rs. 5.3 lakhs per annum to Rs. 9 lakhs per annum or above

Process of getting the job of a Recruiter

  • Placement from colleges, universities and other recognised institutions

  • Job searching on LinkedIn or Indeed for recruiter posts

  • Checking out any medical institution’s profile and requirements for a recruiter 

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