What does a Recruiting Coordinator do?

A recruiting coordinator is a human resources specialist who acts as a mediator between businesses and potential employees. They are active in reviewing applications and resumes and through the interviewing and hiring process. They most likely conduct all interviews, then make hiring suggestions to the hiring team. Recruiting coordinators may also travel to job fairs to recruit employees for their company.

As a recruiting coordinator, you will need to be knowledgeable in the best human resources practices and be a critical thinker as you may have to come up with recruiting strategies. You will need to know basic computer skills. Knowledge of social media is preferred, especially sites like LinkedIn. You will be the point of communication between job applicants and the hiring team so strong communication skills are a must. Recruiting coordinators must also have a bachelor's degree in Human resources or a similar field.

  • Create and enforce a recruiting plan
  • Write job descriptions and post them online and in newspapers
  • Assess incoming resumes
  • Screen potential employees
  • Conduct interviews by phone or in person
  • Maintain interview and hiring records
  • Prepare hiring paperwork and information packets
  • Handle the orientation of new employees
  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Understanding of human resources policies and practices
  • Ability to conduct various types of interviews (in person, online, phone)
  • Knowledge of HR databases and candidate management systems
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Strong leadership skills
EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Recruiting Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

£25,835 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £26K
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Recruiting Coordinator Career Path

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Protocall CommunicationsProtocall Communications
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18 Feb 2020

“I love Protocall because its an comfortable work environment and i have made some lifetime friends here.”

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28 Aug 2021

“Not really a con but it is recruiting so your salary is based on how many jobs you fill.”

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28 Sep 2019

“You can meet nice people but they all want the same thing: TO GET FAR AWAY.”

Rosegate MortgageRosegate Mortgage
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14 Sep 2021

“Rosegate has the best company morale out of any company I've ever worked for.”

Next InsuranceNext Insurance
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“If I had to say in a few words why NEXT is such a good place to work i will say that in NEXT INSURANCE”

“Transparent and clear career development”

State StreetState Street
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11 Jan 2021

“Everyone was extremely nice and pleasant to work with.”

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6 Sep 2021

“Great place to work and people are nice.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a recruiting coordinator

When working as a recruiting coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Applicant Tracking System, Excellent Customer Service, Onboarding and Powerpoint.

The most similar professions to recruiting coordinator are:
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • It Recruiter
  • Recruiter
  • Technical Recruiter

The most common qualifications to become a recruiting coordinator is a minimum of a Associate's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.