Recruiters are needed in a variety of fields. The military uses recruiters (as they are often dispatched to schools and homes – as well as to various locales set aside specifically for military recruitment) to attract young men and women towards a career in the armed forces. Businesses go to relevant conventions to attract potential hires, sometimes even before college.
A recruiter needs to be wired a certain way. One has to be persuasive and informative. A recruiter also needs to be quick on his or her feet, answering any questions an apprehensive recruit might have. As a result, a potential recruiter’s resume needs to reflect an ability to perform these aspects of the job.
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- Contact Information
- Full Name
- Campus and Permanent Addresses
- Telephone Number(s)
- E-Mail Address
You need to list any amount of education that you have received in the past. Begin with your most recent degree and continue down the line, using the format that is provided below:
Name of Institution, City, and State
Degree, Major, and Year Awarded
Grade Point Average of Degree
Be sure to go all the way back to high school, as there are two ways a high school degree can be beneficial on the resume.
Areas of Focus:
Note taking should be the first step before writing a resume. Outlining main ideas that will become the theme(s) of your resume is the logical starting point for any resume. Focusing areas dedicated to the following are always a good idea: Skills that you possess and how they translate to recruitment. Areas of expertise – what strengths put you above the potential men and women you are competing against? Any certifications or programs that you have passed through will only help your resume. All major accomplishments should be listed.
Specifics of Recruiter Resumes
Becoming a recruiter requires quite a bit of knowledge:
- You must be able to show that you can look at a problem, properly analyze it, and create a lasting solution.
- Being able to implement a particular system of recruitment (or at least the outline of a plan for one) will help show your readiness to potential hirers.
- Listing previous time-sensitive projects that you completed in outstanding fashion is always a plus.
- Showing adeptness at learning new techniques and procedures will impress potential employers.
- Improving (or at least attempting to improve) profits and efficiency will show your commitment to the company.
Extracurriculars and Personal Information:
Hopefully you have now shown your potential employer that you are more than qualified to perform a job as a recruiter. Now is the time to individualize yourself. First, tell the employer information that will need to be divulged eventually should the job be yours (it is better to not keep secrets that have an inevitable way of being discovered), it will create a sense of trust. Also, list some of your hobbies. Also, do you volunteer? If you can make a connection with the man or woman in charge of hiring you on a personal level, you will have a leg up in the hiring process.