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Executive Recruiter Job Description

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Executive Recruiter

Executive Recruiter responsibilities

  • Identifying and recruiting prospective candidates using a variety of channels
  • Assessing candidates to ensure qualification match, cultural fit and compatibility
  • Conducting confidential interviews, checking references and credit

Executive Recruiter Job Description Template


Job Brief

We are looking for a professional Executive Recruiter to source candidates on behalf of our clients for highly specialised positions. The successful candidate will be able to attract first-rate talent and to ensure lasting and successful placements. The goal is to exceed clients’ expectations and to add value to their business.


  • Partner with customers to get a clear view on their strategic and financial objectives and hiring needs
  • Devise and carry out a targeted research strategy
  • Research into clients company, competitors and market place
  • Map role criteria, define position description and document specifications
  • Track and identify prospective candidates using a variety of channels
  • Assess candidates to ensure qualification match, cultural fit and compatibility
  • Conduct confidential interviews, follow-up references and check credits
  • Present shortlisted candidates and provide detailed profile summaries
  • Offer guidance and facilitate the negotiation process through to its completion
  • Follow up with clients and assist with the candidate’s transition and onboarding process
  • Network and build long-lasting client relationships
  • Know your area of expertise (specialised industry or job function)
  • Research and develop recruiting leads


  • Proven working experience in recruiting
  • Deep understanding of recruitment processes
  • Proficiency in using applicant tracking systems (ATS), recruiting software and candidate databases
  • Strong knowledge of candidates selection methods
  • Previous experience with candidate sourcing tools and methods
  • Excellent knowledge of area of expertise (market status, trends, best practices)
  • Client focus along with relationship building skills
  • Business acumen and market insight
  • Effective negotiation, influencing and communication skills
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • BS degree in Human Resources or related field

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