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Who is a campus recruiter?

A campus recruiter is a human resources professional who focuses on recruiting talent from college and university campuses. They work for organizations of all sizes, including corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and start-ups. Campus recruiters often work closely with hiring managers to identify the skills and qualifications required for open positions, and then they search for and engage with students who match those requirements.

What does a campus recruiter do?

A campus recruiter is a professional who is responsible for developing and executing recruiting strategies to attract and hire top talent from colleges and universities. Their role involves working closely with hiring managers to identify staffing needs and building relationships with college career centers and student organizations in order to hire interns, students and graduates, organize and attend recruitment events, career fairs, on campus recruiting and interviews.

Skills required to become a Campus Recruiter

The role of a campus recruiter requires a unique set of skills. To be successful in this role, one must possess a combination of technical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Some of the essential skills required to become a campus recruiter.
Campus recruiters promote job opportunities to potential candidates and make the organization look attractive to potential hires.
Campus recruiters must have excellent communication skills to engage with candidates effectively. They must be able to convey the job opening and company culture in a compelling way to attract candidates.
Campus recruiters are able to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders on college campuses, including career centers, professors, and student organizations.
Campus recruiters analyze candidate resumes, academic records, and interview responses to determine if they are a good fit for the organization.

Responsibilities of a Campus Recruiter

Job posting
Collaborating with campus career centers, professors, and student organizations to promote job opportunities. Providing information about job opportunities, company culture, and employee benefits to prospective candidates.
Screening resumes to determine if a candidate meets the minimum qualifications for the job. They must also review the candidate's experience, education, and skills to determine if they are a good fit for the job.
Creating a positive experience
Facilitating the interview and selection process for candidates. Developing and maintaining relationships with key campus stakeholders.
Organizing and conducting on-campus recruiting events, such as information sessions, workshops, and networking events. Attending career fairs and other campus events to identify potential candidates.
Fit the needs
Creating and implementing recruitment strategies that align with the organization's talent acquisition goals

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