What is a Technical Recruiter?

A Technical Recruiter is a person who oversees the whole process of recruiting applicants for technical positions. The role of a Technical Recruiter falls under an organization’s Department of Human Resources. Technical recruiter salaries are the most questioned by the freshers who want to make a career in recruitment.

Technical Recruiters take care of the whole process, including the report, shortlisting of CVs, calling for interviews, holding interviews, and finishing all the onboarding formalities for a hired candidate.

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As a technical recruiter, I serve technical requirements like UI/UX Designer, Java developer, Front-end developer, DevOps Engineer, Business Analyst, IT Program manager, ETC.

A technical recruiter also recruits consultants like Data warehouse consultants, ETL Developers, QA, Automation testers, Program Managers, Cloud Engineers, Server administrators, DevOps Engineers, and many more depending on the client’s requirements.

Technical Recruiter Salaries

Average Technical Recruiter Salaries – $85,769

According to Glassdoor, the annual total compensation for a Technical Recruiter in the United States is $85,769, with an average income of $66,617.
These figures indicate the median, which is the middle of the salary ranges calculated by our proprietary Total Pay Estimate methodology and based on wages submitted by our users.

Entry-level or junior technical recruiters might start with salaries around the lower end of the range, while experienced recruiters or those working in high-demand regions may earn salaries closer to the upper end.

Keep in mind that these figures are approximate and may have changed since my last update. For the most current and accurate salary information, I recommend referring to reputable salary surveys, job websites, or consulting with recruitment agencies in the USA.

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Eligibility to become a technical recruiter

  • Education: One should have a bachelor’s degree in any stream, but a good one has a computer science background. But if you are not from that stream, then you have to learn all technical skills anyway by utilizing the internet.
  • Communication skills: You must have good communication skills to communicate with clients, employers, and candidates. That must be practiced from time to time to make it better every time.
  • Negotiation skills: If you have all the above skills but don’t know how to negotiate with a consultant regarding the salary or wages, then you must learn it. When you do so, you gain some potential attention from clients when you serve them on a lower budget.
  • Work Experience: If you are a fresher, then you don’t have any experience, which is not required in every organization when you have better technical and communication skills.

But if you are a 2-3 year experienced technical recruiter, then you must know technologies like backend, frontend, full-stack, Data warehouse, SAP modules, testing, and analyst roles and responsibilities.

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What are the responsibilities of a technical recruiter?

To hire a consultant, a technical recruiter needs to understand the job requirements and responsibilities. They search for potential candidates on job portals like Dice, Monster, Career Builder, Techfetch, and Indeed. As a recruiter, I used to review resumes and work experience to find the right fit. It’s important to look for relevant skills in the candidate’s recent projects. This ensures they have experience with the latest versions of the required skills.

  • Job Posting: Posting job requirements on job portals like Indeed, Dice, Zip Recruiter, etc. depends on the resources you have.
  • Active search on Job portals: Use of strings to fetch the matching consultants with the JD (job descriptions). Those who have expertise in Boolean strings are way ahead in the recruiting industry.
  • Submission: After screening the consultant, a recruiter submits the profile for further consideration from the client’s end.
  • Follow Up: Any recruiter must follow up with their submitted consultant at least twice a week and keep them warm until onboarding.

A career as a technical recruiter

I find it a very stable career opportunity in the recruitment sector. Being a technical recruiter keeps you updated on the latest technology, and this is an evergreen sector.

The U.S. hiring and recruitment industry is expected to decline to 119.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic, a 21 percent decrease from the previous year, from a market value of 151.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

Kumar Deepak

I'm a seasoned professional with 6 years of experience as a Technical Recruiter/Talent Acquisition, excelling in connecting top tech talent with the right opportunities. Alongside this, I've been an avid blogger for 7 years, covering diverse topics, and a Content Creator for a decade, crafting engaging content in various forms. My unique blend of recruitment expertise and creative skills allows me to excel in both finding the perfect fit for technical roles and producing captivating content.

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