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TRADE RECRUITER: Enjoys Finding Work For People Who Want To Work

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Bob shares his story about being a trade recruiter, which means he finds work for people in the construction field. Bob comes from the technical recruiting world and he enjoys helping people who want to work find work.

Job Title: Trade Recruiter
Employer: CLP

Job Summary: Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other

Job Description

Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They also may handle human resources work in a variety of other areas, such as employee relations, payroll and benefits, and training. Although human resources specialists are employed in nearly every industry, many are concentrated in employment services, working for staffing and human resources firms.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, People skills, Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Teamwork

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<span m='13940'>So</span> <span m='14210'>it</span> <span m='14310'>could</span> <span m='14450'>be</span> <span m='14620'>skilled</span> <span m='15000'>tradespeople,</span> <span m='16129'>could</span> <span m='16260'>be</span> <span m='16390'>less</span> <span m='16680'>skilled</span> <span m='16940'>tradespeople</span> <span m='17450'>that</span> <span m='17540'>just</span> <span m='17740'>want</span> <span m='17880'>to</span> <span m='17920'>go</span> <span m='18130'>to go out and</span> <span m='18230'>work</span> <span m='18570'>and</span> <span m='18680'>contribute</span> <span m='19130'>on a</span> <span m='19220'>construction</span> <span m='19840'>site.</span> </p><p><span m='20500'>Most</span> <span m='20840'>of</span> <span m='20890'>it's</span> <span m='21030'>on</span> <span m='21130'>the</span> <span m='21200'>phone.</span> <span m='22010'>But</span> <span m='22510'>my</span> <span m='22710'>favorite</span> <span m='22990'>part</span> <span m='23180'>of</span> <span m='23260'>it</span> <span m='23360'>is</span> <span m='23510'>meeting</span> <span m='23780'>people</span> <span m='24600'>on</span> <span m='24820'>job</span> <span m='25120'>sites</span> <span m='25610'>or</span> <span m='27230'>even</span> <span m='27410'>at a</span> <span m='27500'>lunch</span> <span m='27880'>place,</span> <span m='28225'>something</span> <span m='28570'>like</span> <span m='28740'>that.</span> <span m='29070'>And</span> <span m='29410'>finding</span> <span m='29770'>people</span> <span m='30100'>that are</span> <span m='30200'>looking</span> <span m='30530'>for</span> <span m='30680'>work.</span> <span m='31390'>And</span> <span m='31600'>then</span> <span m='31770'>starting</span> <span m='32170'>the</span> <span m='32250'>process</span> <span m='32820'>with</span> <span m='32970'>them.</span> <span m='33090'>And</span> <span m='33180'>then</span> <span m='33320'>inevitably</span> <span m='33790'>finishing</span> <span m='34160'>the</span> <span m='34250'>process</span> <span m='34730'>with</span> <span m='34920'>them,</span> <span m='35410'>making</span> <span m='35700'>them</span> <span m='35860'>available</span> <span m='36400'>to</span> <span m='36480'>be</span> <span m='36610'>sent</span> <span m='36790'>out</span> <span m='36970'>for</span> <span m='37170'>construction</span> <span m='37670'>jobs.</span> </p><p><span m='38250'>I</span> <span m='38340'>was</span> <span m='38520'>a</span> <span m='38660'>technical</span> <span m='39340'>recruiter</span> <span m='39980'>for</span> <span m='40670'>several</span> <span m='40970'>years.</span> <span m='41140'>I</span> <span m='41220'>came</span> <span m='41490'>from</span> <span m='41710'>technical,</span> <span m='43195'>technical</span> <span m='43690'>support.</span> <span m='44420'>And</span> <span m='44590'>then</span> <span m='44750'>went</span> <span m='44950'>in</span> <span m='45050'>to</span> <span m='45250'>technical</span> <span m='45660'>staffing.</span> <span 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m='58190'>work.</span> <span m='59290'>And</span> <span m='59440'>so</span> <span m='60000'>I</span> <span m='60180'>get</span> <span m='60400'>paid</span> <span m='60700'>for</span> <span m='60950'>it</span> <span m='61030'>but</span> <span m='61160'>I</span> <span m='61230'>also</span> <span m='62860'>feel</span> <span m='63100'>good</span> <span m='63260'>for</span> <span m='63530'>it.</span> <span m='63840'>I</span> <span m='64110'>know</span> <span m='64150'>a</span> <span m='64200'>lot</span> <span m='64470'>more</span> <span m='64670'>about</span> <span m='64900'>construction.</span> <span m='65680'>I</span> <span m='65790'>don't</span> <span m='65990'>come</span> <span m='66240'>from</span> <span m='66480'>construction,</span> <span m='67330'>but</span> <span m='67520'>I</span> <span m='67880'>was</span> <span m='68060'>aware</span> <span m='68440'>of</span> <span m='68520'>it.</span> <span m='69090'>But</span> <span m='69200'>I</span> <span m='69250'>know</span> <span 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m='78580'>work.</span> <span m='80730'>They</span> <span m='81020'>have</span> <span m='81210'>to</span> <span m='81310'>go</span> <span m='81470'>out</span> <span m='81590'>and</span> <span m='81710'>find</span> <span m='82070'>work.</span> <span m='82300'>Where</span> <span m='82440'>before,</span> <span m='82830'>people</span> <span m='83080'>were</span> <span m='83250'>asking</span> <span m='83700'>them</span> <span m='83890'>to</span> <span m='84010'>work.</span> <span m='84780'>So</span> <span m='85220'>I'm</span> <span m='85800'>realizing</span> <span m='86240'>that</span> <span m='86340'>a</span> <span m='86390'>lot</span> <span m='86590'>of</span> <span m='86650'>people</span> <span m='87530'>don't</span> <span m='87740'>know</span> <span m='87930'>how</span> <span m='88090'>to</span> <span m='88170'>look</span> <span m='88380'>for</span> <span m='88520'>jobs.</span> <span m='90210'>Ask.</span> <span m='91510'>Ask</span> <span m='92100'>CLP.</span> </p><p><span m='92430'>Ask</span> <span m='92760'>CLP</span> <span m='93070'>Resources,</span> <span m='93710'>how</span> <span m='93940'>do</span> <span m='94050'>I</span> <span m='94120'>go</span> <span m='94250'>about</span> <span m='94510'>getting</span> <span m='94810'>the</span> <span m='94890'>experience</span> <span m='95300'>I</span> <span m='95350'>need</span> <span m='95570'>to</span> <span m='95660'>do</span> <span m='95810'>the</span> <span m='95930'>job.</span> <span m='96520'>Or</span> <span m='96700'>if</span> <span m='96770'>you</span> <span m='96870'>already</span> <span m='97080'>have</span> <span m='97310'>the</span> <span m='97370'>experience,</span> <span m='97770'>ask</span> <span m='98110'>how</span> <span m='98490'>I</span> <span m='98590'>go</span> <span m='98730'>about</span> <span m='99390'>finding</span> <span m='99770'>work</span> <span m='99990'>through</span> <span m='100180'>CLP.</span> <span m='101720'>You</span> <span m='102050'>have</span> <span 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