What is a recruiting assistant?
Recruiting assistants help to quickly find the right candidates to fill open positions by taking on some of the work of job posting, reviewing applications and resumes, and conducting background and reference checks. A recruiting assistant can advertise openings, make sure qualifications are up- to- date, call references, and save businesses money and time by expediting candidate selection and hiring.
How do you hire a recruiting assistant?
You can source recruiting assistants on Upwork by following these three steps:
- Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in recruiting assistants.
- Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
- Shortlist and interview recruiting assistants. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview.
Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of recruiting assistant you need.
How much does it cost to hire a recruiting assistant?
Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.
- An experienced recruiting assistant may command higher fees but also work faster, have more familiarity with certain systems or industries, and deliver higher-quality work.
- A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their recruiting assistant services more competitively.
Rates typically charged by recruiting assistants on Upwork are:
- Beginner: $10 per hour
- Intermediate: $21 per hour
- Advanced: $55 per hour
Which one is right for you will depend on your hiring needs.
How do you write a recruiting assistant job post?
Your job post is your chance to describe your job scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.
Job post title
Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your post. Here are some sample recruiting assistant job post titles:
- Top marketing agency seeking recruiting assistant for temporary hiring
- Recruiting assistant needed for video- game staffing agency
- Need a recruiting assistant to help with scheduling job candidate interviews
An effective recruiting assistant job post should include:
- Scope of work: From resume review to first-level interviews, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a short-term or long-term job.
- Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or HR workflows, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
Recruiting assistant job responsibilities
Here are some examples of recruiting assistant job responsibilities:
- Post openings on job sites and manage applications
- Screen applications and resumes for qualified/highly -qualified candidates
- Call applicant references and certifying bodies and/or conduct background checks
- Schedule interviews for qualified candidates
Recruiting assistant job requirements and qualifications
Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a recruiting assistant. Here are some examples:
- Background in customer service and/or administrative work
- Familiarity with interviewing, onboarding, and training processes
- Ability to navigate job boards and applicant tracking systems
- Highly organized with strong time-management skills