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Recruiting Coordinator

Complete with job descriptions, skill profiles, and interview templates. Use this Recruiting Coordinator hiring guide to help you make the right decisions, fast.

HOW TO HIRE A Recruiting Coordinator

What does a Recruiting Coordinator do?

Recruitment Coordinators facilitate the movement of candidates through the recruitment process. The job of a Recruiting Coordinator starts when candidates respond to a job opening and ends when the organization fills the position in question. In other words, recruiting coordinators work closely with recruiters, talent sourcing representatives and headhunters, to ensure the hiring process runs smoothly.

Day to day tasks of a Recruiting Coordinator

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Recruiting Coordinator definition

Recruiting Coordinators are responsible for assisting in company's recruiting and Talent Acquisition methods and strategies. They are responsible for finding, attracting and hiring new employees to fill open positions and meet the organization’s workforce needs and goals.

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Recruiting Coordinator Hiring Process

Step 1: Understand the role
Step 2: Source Applicants
Step 3: Skills Assessment
Step 4: Interview
Step 5: Hire

Build the Ideal Candidate Profile​

To find the best person for the role, you need to understand what the role involves. You can complete this with the hiring manager to define the role, its contribution, and the skills needed.

Write A Job Description Based On Skills

Once you understand the requirements for the role, you’ll need to understand the skills for success. You can then write an effective job description to promote your role.

Selecting The Ideal Candidate

See which applicants have the right skills for the role. Send all your applicants a Vervoe skills assessment from the expert library, or customize one for your organization.

Interview Top Performers

Your skills assessment results will identify top performers. Focus your time on interviewing those that have met or exceeded your requirements. Assessment results will also help guide which skill areas to focus on in the interview.

Making An Offer

Once you assess your candidates against these skills, you’re ready to offer the top performer(s). You should base your offer on the value that the candidate would bring to your team and your business as a whole. It is also important to ensure your compensation and benefits packages are competitive in the industry and help you attract and retain the top talent.
Build the ideal candidate profile

Skills needed for a Recruiting Coordinator

A Recruiting Coordinator must have experience and knowledge of the end-to-end recruitment process. They must also have well developed interpersonal and social skills and have a mind for problem-solving.

Pro Tip

A successful candidate should have a familiarity with HR databases, applicant tracking systems and candidate management systems. It would be wise to include interview questions about these IT systems when in the interview phase.


How to write a Recruiting Coordinator job description

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position. Here’s what to include in your Recruiting Coordinator job description:

Job Title: What position are you hiring for?

Summary: What makes your company unique? What would it be like to work for you?

Responsibilities: An overview of the role’s day-to-day activities, and how the position contributes to the organization

Requirements: Skills a candidate must have to perform the job successfully

Benefits: Details of compensation, benefits, and any perks on offer

Pro Tip

In building your candidate profile, remember you’ve already identified what skills are needed to succeed in the role. Here’s where to list your “must-have” skills and maybe a couple of “nice-to-have” skills. For example, a Recruiting Coordinator must have the ability to problem-solve and not be intimidated by difficult situations or issues that may arise. They should also have familiarity with sourcing methods, like using LinkedIn Recruiter.

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Sample skill tests for a Recruiting Coordinator

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Question 1


Question Type: Audio

What are three important questions to ask a referee when you are conducting employment checks on candidates?

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Question 2

Interpersonal Skills

Question Type: Video

It is your first day in your new role and you have been asked to introduce yourself to the team. 

Record a video of you introducing yourself to your new team and telling them a little bit about yourself.

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Question 3

Problem Solving

Question Type: Text

As a Recruiting Coordinator, it can sometimes be challenging to find times that work with the candidate and other stakeholders to conduct interviews, meetings, etc. 

What is your experience with managing multiple diaries? 

If none, explain how you would get around these challenging diary clashes when they come up.


How to interview a Recruiting Coordinator

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The interview should focus on any skills that require development that were highlighted from the skills assessment.

Now you know that candidates can do the job, the interview becomes more of a relationship building exercise where you can get to know the candidate on a more personal level, understand their motivations, and how they would fit in with the team.

Making An Offer

How much does it cost to hire a Recruiting Coordinator?

The US average for a Recruiting Coordinator is $63,950 according to, while the reported average salary on Glassdoor amounts to $65,000. Ninety percent of talent acquisition managers earn up to $69,000, with 75 percent receiving less than $62,000. The lowest paid ten percent is paid up to $48,000.

Recruiting Coordinator Salary United States

Recruiting Coordinator salaries in the United States range from $26,580 – $187,200 (USD). Recruiting Coordinator salaries in the U.S vary depending on the industry and the location of the role.

Recruiting Coordinator Salary United Kingdom

Recruiting Coordinator salaries in the United Kingdom range from £18,000 – £31,000 (GBP). Recruiting Coordinator salaries in the UK vary largely based on industry and the amount of industry experience.

Source: Payscale

Recruiting Coordinator Salary Australia

Recruiting Coordinator salaries in Australia range from $70,000 – $93,581 (AUD). Recruiting Coordinator usually depend on the amount of career experience and the industry the role is in.