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recruiter Skills for 2020

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What does a recruiter do?

Recruiters are responsible for filling job openings. They create hiring materials, search for candidates, head up the interview process, communicate job offers, and negotiate salary.

They work to ensure the satisfaction of company hiring managers as well as the happiness of each new hire. Recruiters may work in-house for one company or for several clients in an agency setting.


recruiter Skills Summary

Successful recruiters have hard skills related to hiring and human resources as well as important soft skills in the realm of communication and creativity.

The best recruiters have hard skills like recruiting, hiring, sourcing, staffing, networking, Excel, human resources, and customer service on their LinkedIn profiles and resumes. Full report below.

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Hard Skills

Hard skills are typically learned through education or work experience, such as proficiency with specific tools, software or specialized processes.

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Top recruiter Skills Overall

The most common hard skills found across recruiter job descriptions.

recruiting
100
hiring
77
recruitment
71
sourcing
66
staffing
44
human resources
40
networking
32
recruit
29
excel
29
customer service
29
High Impact

Hard to Find recruiter Skills

Hard skills frequently found in the job descriptions that are less likely to appear in recruiter LinkedIn profiles or resumes.

source candidates
100
industry experience
74
high school diploma
62
employment laws
60
continuous improvement
57
recruit
53
license
52
analytical
51
industry trends
45
hiring
41
Low Impact

Easy to Find recruiter Skills

Hard skills that are most likely to appear in both the job descriptions and LinkedIn profiles or resumes.

cold calling
100
C
94
business administration
92
Boolean
70
branding
68
hospital
61
CRM
59
facebook
56
retention
56
human resource
55

Soft Skills

Soft skills are harder-to-measure interpersonal "people" skills important for leadership or collaborative environments.

creative innovative leadership vision fast paced fast paced environment passion best practices communication skills written communication

About this report

Jobscan helps job seekers tailor their resumes and LinkedIn profiles for each job opportunity through personalized skill and keyword matching, among other checks.

Our data science team analyzed over 100,000 unique Jobscan user resumes in addition to 8 million job postings from last year to identify the most common keywords and highest impact skills for Recruiters.

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