Career memes of the week: IT recruiter

8 Apr 20141.21k Views

This week’s career memes pay tribute to IT recruiters, those who help fill job openings at organisations with the likes of web developers, software engineers and technical support personnel.

IT recruiters work to discover companies that have job openings for IT personnel by either networking, making cold calls or seeking referrals. Once a relationship is established with an organisation, the IT recruiter may help develop strategies and improvements to the hiring process.

He or she will also sift through CVs obtained via job postings, job fairs and social networks, for example, and identify the best possible candidates for a job opening, while adhering to any policies and procedures from the hiring company.

IT recruiters will then screen/interview selected candidates and act as a communication link between the hiring company and candidates.

IT recruiters generally have a bachelor's degree, usually in IT, business, communications, or human resources. They require excellent communication, interview, organisational, problem solving and time management skills, as well as the ability to use office software programs, such as Excel.

In Ireland, a recruitment specialist can expect to earn an average annual salary of €32,000-€55,000, according to Brightwater's 2014 Salary Survey.

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

IT recruiter meme

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles or managing production at Siliconrepublic.com, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones. She left the company in April 2015 in order to return to her native Canada.

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