An innovative partnership program between CareerBuilder and Capella Learning Solutions

Entry-Level Staffing Recruiter

Essentials of Recruiting for the Staffing Industry, developed in collaboration with the American Staffing Association

Self-paced online learning

This course prepares you for an exciting and rewarding career as an entry-level staffing recruiter. After completing this RightSkill course, you’ll be ready to leverage your newly acquired skills as an entry-level staffing recruiter to help companies with their most important asset – their people, and help people with one of the most important part of their lives – their career.

Job titles include entry level recruiter, associate recruiter, junior recruiter, associate talent acquisition specialist and junior talent acquisition specialist.

This course was developed in collaboration with the American Staffing Association.


Practical Experience

Fundamentals of Recruiting for the Staffing Industry, developed in collaboration with the American Staffing Association, provides you with real-world examples and tips for industry experts to ensure you are equipped to take on the job responsibilities employers will expect.

Verified Skills

To complete the course and become a RightSkill candidate, you must pass a series of mini-assessments to verify your skills.

Job Interview

Once you become a verified RightSkill candidate, we work with you to secure job interviews with employers in your area who are actively hiring.

Skills We Build, Assess and Verify

Working with urgency

Creating a talent pool

Making great matches

Closing the deal with candidates

Understanding the candidate, client and role

Setting expectations for success

Course Outline

Introduction to Recruiting
  • Understanding the role of a recruiter
  • Introduction to the matchmaking process
  • Taking a job order
    • Creating a talent inventory
    • Split desk vs. full desk
    • Stair-step questioning
    • Interpreting an employer’s hiring needs
    • Contents of a work plan
    • Writing a job posting
Sourcing Candidates
  • Building a talent inventory
  • Reviewing resumes
  • Generating referrals
  • Dealing with rejection
Screening Candidates
  • Screening and interviewing
  • Handling objections
  • Having difficult conversations
  • Assessing candidates for a cultural fit
  • Documenting findings from candidate screening
  • Checking references
  • Defining a go-to market strategy


Submitting Candidate to Client
  • Coordinating interviews
  • Placing assignments
  • Onboarding a candidate
  • Coaching, counseling and resolving conflicts
A Day in the Life
  • Understanding the recruiting environment
  • Professional and career development
  • ASA Membership and certification
Preparing for the Job Interview
  • Marketing yourself with a resume
  • Thinking like a hiring manager
  • Understanding the common verticals of the recruiting industry
  • Interviewing tips

Get started on your new career path!

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