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

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