We surveyed 10,291 recruiters to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical recruiter. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a recruiter?

Low

High

Working as a recruiter typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a recruiter?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a recruiter typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a recruiter?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a recruiter. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for recruiters.

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Do recruiters work full-time or part-time?

93% of recruiters work in full-time roles while 7% work part-time.

Is being a recruiter stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for recruiters, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a recruiter?

Low

High

Organization is considered a very important trait for recruiters, and is critical to success in the field.

How competitive is the workplace for recruiters?

Low

High

Recruiters tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.

Does being a recruiter require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Recruiters will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are recruiters allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Recruiters rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do recruiters have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Recruiters tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a recruiter physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a recruiters is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are recruiters exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Recruiters tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a recruiter require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for recruiters.

Does being a good recruiter require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as recruiters.