Personnel Recruiter


Nothing we do is more important than hiring people. At the end of the day, you bet on people; not strategies.

Lawrence Bossidy
Personnel Recruiter

In A Nutshell

I am responsible for hiring new employees to join our organization.

I create and post job ads on sites that I think will attract the type of people we’re looking for.

I cold call people and then interview those I think could be a good fit for our company.


Potential Salary Range

$45,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK

While I work in a very standard business environment, I get to see new people all the time so it’s always new and exciting for me. 



Job Requirements & Duties

  • Take job descriptions from managers and make job advertisements to post online
  • Filter through applicants and pick out the best ones to interview
  • Headhunt by using professional social media to find people that would be great for the job
  • Cold call potential employees and set up interviews
  • Lead interviews and understand interviewees qualifications and personalities
  • Offer jobs to successful candidates and negotiate terms of employment

Education & Training

  • A bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field is required.

Job Outlook

    As long as companies need to hire employees, there will be Personnel Recruiters. The outlook for this job is considered pretty good all across Canada.

Related School Subjects

Career Education
English Language Arts

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Interview Professional

Important Skills

Written Communications

I’m responsible for creating job ads and responding to all applicants, so being able to write clearly and in a way that will attract excellent potential employees is valuable.



Once we get an employee in the door for an interview, it is my job to make sure they feel comfortable so we can learn who they really are and how well they’d fit in our organization.

Active Listening

A lot of people have a really hard time talking themselves up in an interview. I listen carefully not just to what they’re saying, but to those little details they’re implying when talking about their experience.


Once we decide to hire an interviewee, we then have to decide on the terms of their employment. This can sometimes take some negotiation, as employees often want to make sure they’re getting the highest salary or the most benefits they can from our company. 


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Independent Work
Regular Hours
Has Business Perks