Recruiters seek out, screen, and interview candidates before presenting them to the client. Typically, the recruiter will source applicants, review resumes and applications, and create a short list of the most qualified candidates for the hiring manager to review.

All recruiters search for qualified applicants for jobs. Some recruiters work directly for employers, while others work for a recruitment agency.  Job responsibilities vary depending on the type of firm the recruiter works for and the type of job the recruiter holds.

In addition, recruiters accept resumes from applicants who are seeking assistance in getting hired. Many recruiters advertise their availability so the job seekers can contact them directly for assistance in getting connected with a hiring company.

When the recruiter finds a candidate that is a good match for a job, the applicant is referred to the company hiring manager.