Spark Your Resume Reverse Recruiter (Job Search Specialist) Remote · Full time

As a Reverse Recruiter, you are responsible for assisting job seekers in all phases of the recruitment process. In general, you will do job search-related activities for clients.


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Position Overview

As a Reverse Recruiter, you are responsible for assisting job seekers in all phases of the recruitment process. In general, you will do job search-related activities for clients. 

As a Reverse Recruiter, rather than recruiting for organizations, you will search for employment and firms on behalf of people looking for work.

As a Reverse Recruiter, you will work directly for and with the job seekers, not for the hiring companies.

You will use the clients’ career information, professional goals, and aspirations and get to work to find job descriptions that match their backgrounds and fulfill their vocational objectives. 

You will employ advanced job search techniques to suss out job descriptions on job boards and then make sure the client’s resume application is tailored to these job opportunities. 

As a Reverse Recruiter, you will optimize the client’s social media platforms so that a future employer or staffing agency can find you. Looking for a job can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the time to devote to your job search. That’s where reverse recruiters come in to find jobs that are both advertised and unadvertised. 

As a Reverse Recruiter, you will meet with job seekers to get to know them and their work preferences, help them update their resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and help the client prepare for interviews, and provide support and advice throughout the job search process.

In addition, Reverse Recruiters will also conduct research on companies and industries, connect job seekers with networking contacts, and provide referrals to other resources and services. Ultimately, the goal of the Reverse Recruiter is to help job seekers find fulfilling employment that meets their needs and aspirations.

Reverse Recruiter Job Duties

  • Maintaining relationships with clients, including answering any questions they may have about the job search process via phone, chat, or email. 
  • Manage up to 10 clients per month 
  • Conduct 1 career coaching session with each client to create a targeted job search strategy 
  • Conduct 3 mock interview sessions coaching clients on how to articulate their skills & value to a potential employer
  • Onboarding new clients and welcoming them to the program 
  • Creating a new Gmail account for each client 
  • Creating a Calendly account for each client 
  • Creating a Bitly account for each client 
  • Optimize the client's LinkedIn Profile
  • Customizing resumes for each client depending on the job you’re applying for 
  • Search and track jobs using our job search tracker tool for each client
  • Applying for jobs for each client 
  • Managing the stages of each application for all clients 
  • Finding hiring managers, recruiters, and professionals in the clients’ industry to connect with via LinkedIn 
  • Connect with decision-makers using LinkedIn on the client's behalf 
  • Connect with decision-makers using email on the client's behalf 
  • Manage the clients' email communication on a day-to-day basis 
  • Schedule networking meetings with decision-makers on the client's behalf 
  • Schedule interviews with recruiters and hiring managers on the client's behalf 
  • Schedule a minimum of 8 interviews within 60 days on the client's behalf 
  • Reviewing job descriptions and other documents provided by employers to ensure the resume is tailored to each position
  • Conducting interviews with clients to gather information about their work experience, education, skills, and other qualifications to create a targeted resume that best highlights their qualifications
  • Writing cover letters that introduce the applicant and explain why they are qualified for the job in question
  • Reviewing resumes for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and formatting errors
  • Writing effective resumes that highlight a client’s strengths, skills, and qualifications
  • Researching potential employers to determine how the company operates and what its hiring needs may be
  • Prepare clients to negotiate their salary once they receive a new offer from a company 

Reverse Recruiter Job Requirements

A Reverse Recruiter typically needs to have the following qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Human Resources Management
  • The ability to prepare candidates for different types of interviews. 
  • Experience with recruitment processes and databases.
  • The ability to design and implement recruiting strategies to place candidates. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Working knowledge of employment law and legislation.
  • Proven work experience as a Recruiter (either an in-house recruiter or a staffing agency recruiter)
  • Solid ability to conduct different types of interviews (structured, competency-based, stress, etc)
  • Hands-on experience with various selection processes (video interviewing, phone interviewing, reference check, etc)
  • Ability to organize skills assessment centers (in tray activities, work samples, psychometric and IQ/EQ tests, etc)
  • Familiarity with HR databases, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), and Candidate Management Systems (CMS)
  • Hands-on experience with recruiting software, as well as Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) or Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS)

Reverse Recruiter Skills

Reverse Recruiters need the following skills to be successful:

  • Attention to detail: As we’ve recently written, attention to detail is not important for every position out there, but it’s vital for Reverse Recruiters. As they can work with a relatively large talent pool, it’s extremely important to remember every detail. This can be the decision makers we’re connecting our clients to or details about the client that can be applied to matching them with the right opportunities. 
  • Marketing skills: Getting the attention of decision-makers is very hard in today’s job market. The number of messages a decision maker receives daily is much higher than normal. We need someone who can market our clients effectively to grab the attention of decision-makers quickly. 
  • Communication skills: No matter the position you’re trying to get the client hired for, you are the link between a company and a client. Depending on the impression you make, the decision-makers will either be attracted or unattracted to the client. 
  • Relationship-building skills: Great Reverse Recruiters think of recruitment as a relationship between a client and a company. Similar to a sales process, it takes much more than a single touchpoint to make a sale, or in this case, place the client. You can rely on email automation to start your relationship and then write personalized emails from scratch once you build some rapport.
  • Multitasking skills: Hiring is a lengthy process, and there’s quite a lot between applying for jobs, connecting with decision-makers, and prepping clients for interviews. Reverse Recruiters need to search, track, and apply for jobs, find and connect with decision-makers, prepare clients for any upcoming interviews, and consult with clients on how to negotiate their salaries. A great Reverse Recruiter has a knack for doing multiple things at once and excelling in each of them.
  • Boolean Search: You will often research to find key decision-makers at companies our client is targeting. A great Reverse Recruiter will conduct keyword searches to identify decision makers vs. non-decision makers. 
  • Time management skills: With multitasking comes time management, as there are only a certain amount of hours in a day. Time becomes even more relevant if the Reverse recruiter is working with 10 clients at once across different time zones. To be a great Reverse Recruiter you will need to have a balance on how to effectively complete daily tasks. 
  • Patience. A successful Reverse Recruiter needs to have a great amount of patience, as they deal with both clients and companies. A simple task such as setting up a job interview can require quite a lot of patience from the Reverse Recruiter’s end, as they often won’t be able to find a term that suits everyone.
  • Listening skills: Besides listening to the client about their needs, they also have to understand what the decision maker is looking for in a qualified client. In particular, clients are very important because their feedback is crucial to place them in a position that suits both them and the employer.
  • Confidence: Especially important for Reverse Recruiters, confidence is a must-have recruitment skill. When they’re placing a client they have very little experience with, Reverse Recruiters need to be confident in their skills to find the best job for the client. 
  • Body language skills: Successful Reverse Recruiters need to have body language that presents them as inviting and open to clients. At the same time, they need to have the ability to read body language to find out if the client is comfortable or if they’re telling the truth, etc.
  • Teamwork skills: Reverse Recruiters need to function within a team to find the best opportunities for the client. 
  • IT skills: In the 21st century, IT skills are no longer a necessity for IT roles only. A basic understanding of IT skills can go a long way toward a Reverse Recruiter’s success. On the one hand, it implies the use of software such as Gmail, Calendly, LinkedIn, etc. On the other hand, recruiters’ knowledge of job-related IT skills (programming, design, system administration…) can help them greatly in finding opportunities and decision-makers on the client's behalf. 
  • Being target-driven: We live and breathe by metrics and depend on Reverse Recruiters to have X amount of interviews booked for our clients by a certain date. Target-driven Reverse Recruiters keep company performance in mind and hit their numbers in time. 
  • Reliability. When using a Reverse Recruiter, a company is relying on them to find the best possible opportunities for our clients. A great Reverse Recruiter needs to be reliable and meet the needs of the company and the client at the same time.
  • Editing and proofreading: As a Reverse Recruiter you will often have to edit the client's resume per job application. This means that you need to be able to edit and proofread the resume before submitting it on an application or sending it to a decision maker. This can include correcting grammar and punctuation errors, ensuring that the resume is formatted correctly, and checking for any inconsistencies in the resume.
  • Confidentiality: As a Reverse Recruiter you may be privy to sensitive information about your clients, such as their salary, performance reviews, and other private details. Because of this, you must maintain confidentiality when working with clients.


Either Salary + Commission OR Commission Only

Job Type

Full Time


Staffing & Recruiting 

Spark Your Resume is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via email to [email protected]


$40,000 - $45,000 per year