Executive Recruiters

Executive recruiters are hired by businesses to locate, research, and interview candidates for hard-to-fill employment positions, mainly at the junior to senior management level. Such recruiters work for executive search firms and are paid by clients on a commission basis, or flat fee. There are approximately 10,000 executive recruiters employed by search firms located throughout the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Locate, research, and interview candidates for hard-to-fill employment positions, mainly at the junior to senior management level
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Speech
Experience Several years' experience in a related industry, including positions with hiring responsibility
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Partner or Consultant
  • Retained Executive Recruiter
  • Contingency Executive Recruiter

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