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Technical Recruiter

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

HOW TO HIRE A Technical Recruiter

What does a Technical Recruiter do?

A Technical Recruiter will identify, recruit, screen, and present good candidates for technology positions, collaborating with hiring managers to set realistic technical requirements.

Day to day tasks of a Technical Recruiter

Skills assessment

Technical Recruiter definition

A Technical Recruiter is in charge of sourcing, screening, scheduling interviews, and extending offers to candidates that are suited for technical roles, for example, software engineering, data analysis, technical writers, etc.

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Technical Recruiter 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 Technical Recruiter

A Technical Recruiter must be a critical thinker and flexible when faced with changing priorities. A Technical Recruiter must also have a focus on relationship building, candidate engagement, and high-level communication skills.

Pro Tip

Candidate engagement and relationship building are vital skills for a Technical Recruiter. Be sure to include behavioral questions with a focus on these skills during the interview stage.


How to write a Technical Recruiter 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 Technical Recruiter 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 Technical Recruiter must have the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, whether written or verbally. They should be comfortable negotiating salary, employment terms, leave entitlements, flexible working agreements, and other benefits the candidate may be seeking when seeking employment.

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Sample skill tests for a Technical Recruiter

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Question 1

Critical Thinking

Question Type: Video

How do you know that a candidate has the skills they claim to have? What checks and processes do you have in place to ensure their skills match their resume?

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Question 2

Candidate Engagement

Question Type: Document

Imagine you are recruiting for a technical role (feel free to use one that you know well).

Write an example of an advertisement to engage candidates in your niche. It doesn’t have to be the whole advert, just the first few bullet points, and a paragraph.

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Question 3


Question Type: Text

You have just interviewed a candidate for a role, they were perfect for the position and told the candidate that you’d be in touch with them this afternoon with next steps to progress forward. When you got back to your desk you had an email from the client informing you that the role was no longer open to being filled, due to internal staffing changes. You have tried calling the candidate to explain the situation, but you haven’t been able to get through. 

Please draft an email below that you would send.


How to interview a Technical Recruiter

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 Technical Recruiter?

The US average for a Technical Recruiter is $61,147 according to while the reported average salary on Glassdoor amounts to $87,000. 90% of Technical Recruiters earn up to $80,000 with 75% less than $75,000. The lowest-paid 10% is paid up to $40,000.

Technical Recruiter Salary United States

Technical Recruiter salaries in the United States range from $40,000 – $103,000 (USD). Technical Recruiter salaries in the US vary a lot depending on the industry and the amount of career experience.

Source: Payscale

Technical Recruiter Salary United Kingdom

Technical Recruiter salaries in the United Kingdom range from £22,000 – £61,000 (GBP). Technical Recruiter salaries in the UK vary largely based on location and industry.

Source: Glassdoor

Technical Recruiter Salary Australia

Technical Recruiter salaries in Australia range from $60,000 – $130,000 (AUD). Technical Recruiter salaries usually depend on the type of industry they’re in and the amount of career experience.

Source: Glassdoor