Recruiter cover letter
View this sample cover letter for a recruiter, or download the recruiter cover letter template in Word.
As a recruiter, your job is to put the right people in the right jobs—your cover letter can help do the same for you. To be considered for top recruiter jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for working with people. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a recruiter, or download the recruiter cover letter template in Word.
Jobs for recruiters are projected to grow by 7% (or 38,900 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: California, Texas, New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta.
As a recruiter, you can expect to earn a median wage of $60,350 per year, or $29.01 per hour, according to the BLS.
Recruiter cover letter template
Sometown, NJ 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
October 4, 2017
Mr. Steve Smith
5500 Parker St.
Sometown, NJ 55555
Dear Mr. Smith:
With substantial talent-acquisition experience spanning in-house and agency settings for candidates across a range of job functions and industries, I am the “total package hire” you are seeking for your corporate recruiter opening advertised on Monster.
I offer 15 years of experience recruiting for entry-level through C-suite executive positions, and have managed full-cycle recruiting for hundreds of exempt and non-exempt search engagements, including:
- Executive recruiting of CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs and CMOs for mid-size and large companies.
- Technical and skilled trades recruiting of IT, mechanical, construction and engineering pros.
- High-volume staffing for offices, warehouses, helpdesks, call centers and hotels.
- Mid- and senior-level management recruiting for sales, marketing, operations, technology, finance and HR positions within manufacturing, banking, retail, software, pharma-tech and healthcare sectors.
Regarded as a value-adding business partner in meeting the human capital needs of my employers and client companies, I excel at working with hiring managers to define workforce needs, job requirements and ideal candidate profiles. I cost-effectively source, screen and procure right-fit candidates using industry networking, social media, applicant tracking systems (ATS) and other technology-based tools.
Backed by a BA in human resources management and training in employment law, EEO and HR best practices, I manage all phases of the selection process. My knowledge and experience includes:
- Talent Pool Diversity | Candidate Sourcing | Advanced Boolean Searches
- Résumé Screening | Reference Checks | Behavioral-Based Interviewing
- Offer Negotiations | Employment Contracts | Orientation and Onboarding
I would like to discuss ways to support ABC Company’s continued growth by delivering qualified top-quality candidates to your hiring managers. You may reach me at (555) 555-5555 or email email@example.com. Thank you.
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