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How did you get your start doing recruiting coordinator work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

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steve1049 in Piscataway, New Jersey

40 months ago

Host said: How did you get your start doing recruiting coordinator work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position?

Do you need a particular educational background?

I started out as an Internet Recruiter or Sourcer, then developed into a Technical Recruiter role, which I found wasn't for me, and then our company grew so much, a recruiting coordinator role opened up and I got considered for it for seniority.
My expertise in mostly in Human Resources but I found that even a lot of HR positions will consider you if you even have a background as a Recruiting Coordinator.

I think as long as you have an HR degree or social sciences degree, and you start out as a Jr Recruiter or a SOurcer, it would be very easy to transition into a recruiting coordinator role. I myself make $45k per year and I've seen job in the Northern NJ area that can pay as much as $75K per year. But it also gives you the option to transition into an HR job.

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Sandy, North Carolina in Redmond, Washington

3 months ago

steve1049 in Piscataway, New Jersey said: I started out as an Internet Recruiter or Sourcer, then developed into a Technical Recruiter role, which I found wasn't for me, and then our company grew so much, a recruiting coordinator role opened up and I got considered for it for seniority.
My expertise in mostly in Human Resources but I found that even a lot of HR positions will consider you if you even have a background as a Recruiting Coordinator.

I think as long as you have an HR degree or social sciences degree, and you start out as a Jr Recruiter or a SOurcer, it would be very easy to transition into a recruiting coordinator role. I myself make $45k per year and I've seen job in the Northern NJ area that can pay as much as $75K per year. But it also gives you the option to transition into an HR job.

Hi Steve,

What made you choose to be a recruiting coordinator? Why do you want to pursue a career as a recruiting coordinator?

Thank you.

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steve1049

3 months ago

Hi Sandy,

I originally wanted to get into an HR Generalist role, but I am switching career fields as of lately. Being a Recruiting Coordinator is a good job. It's satisfying to assist with the new hire experience with on-boarding, phone screening, and everything else involved. I must say though, be careful starting out as a recruiting coordinator and staying on as one. If you're a recruiting coordinator for too long, you may run the risk of only being considered for recruiter jobs, and that's fine if you are open to being a full-cycle recruiter. I am not though and unfortunately, the amount of time I've been doing this coordinator gig has made me forget some of the HR generalist functions I've learned/done in the past like payroll, benefits, employee relations stuff. You may get pigeonholed if you stay in this type of role for too long. So those are my words of wisdom. Also, it seems like lately, the HR field isn't paying as good as it used to unless you are an HR Manager or higher now. Not sure why that is. But this role can serve you well depending on where you want to go in HR. But I've stumbled across a different business profession that pays well and probably deals with a lot less grief that an HR Generalist would deal with. I always feel in the business world, you need to get the pay you feel you deserve, especially for whatever functions you may need to know for the job.

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