Well, first off, monetarily speaking, it’s highly rewarding. Starting salaries are as high as $60,00. Payscale.com reports the national average total compensation for recruiting jobs ranges from a low of $51,303 to a high of $91,108 per year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) pegs the national mean annual wage for Recruiters at $61,560, ($83,870 in heavily populated areas) with the highest-compensated 10 percent making over $96,470. CBSalary.com lists a national average salary of $62,284 per year. In fact, of the 10 largest occupations in the U.S., recruiters account for 21% and only registered nurses have a higher annual median wage at $68,910 where the annual median salary for all jobs is $46,440.
In terms of flexibility and “accommodation,” working remotely and virtually has become very prevalent in many industries throughout today’s competitive global marketplace, and none more so than in sourcing and recruiting. A great many positions are available in this industry that allow you to work from home or anywhere you so choose that provides the best environment for job success. Let’s not forget that this can and usually does benefit the employer as well, from a bottomline perspective.
Furthermore, if you like to network, then this is a job for you. Recruiters are some of the most connected folks on this planet. Do you like to be challenged? Then join the club. Pay and compensation is based more on performance than tenure. Do you have a thirst for knowledge and skill enhancement? Bingo. You will always be learning something new as a recruiter. You will never have a boring day in this career.
There is a high market demand for sourcers and recruiters, which will only continue to grow as the economy changes. If, like Kelli, job security had you worried in the past, then consider the obvious effect top talent has on an organization’s bottomline. If you are filling job openings with more qualified candidates while reducing costs, and ultimately increasing profits, then your high value will result in very strong job security. And The Sourcing Institute Foundation’s mission is to get you the best education and training out there, providing you with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to excel, and thus add great value.