Campus Recruiter Resumes & Writing Guide

Campus Recruiters are no novices when it comes to resumes, so creating the perfect resume should be a walk in the park. However, quite often, something people are so familiar with can often give them the most trouble.

With this in mind, do not be afraid to look for some inspiration in other Campus Recruiter Resumes and guidance documents because, at the end of the day, your resume will be the difference between you landing that dream interview or not.

Campus Recruiters are in high demand, and the standards of employers are ever-increasing.

To give yourself the best chance of landing an interview, take a look through a few of our Campus Recruiter resume samples to give you a better idea of what an employer expects to see both visually and from an information point of view.

21 Campus Recruiter Resume Examples

(Free resume sample downloads are at the bottom of this page)

Campus Recruiter Resume Writing Guide

Resume Sections

  1. Contact information
  2. Profile Summary
  3. Work History
  4. Achievements
  5. Education
  6. Skill Section
  7. Certification & Licensing
  8. Extras: Languages/Awards/Publications/Volunteering/hobbies
  9. > Professional information

1. Contact information

  • First Name and Last Name
  • Email
  • Physical Address
  • Telephone number
  • LinkedIn Profile

What to Highlight in a Campus Recruiter Resume

The main role of Campus Recruiters is to find, screen, and interview potential candidates before handing them over to hiring managers and employers. Although this seems straightforward, potential employers need to see some essential information in every applicant’s resume.

Firstly, employers need to gauge your scope as a recruiter. With so many different roles to play, a Campus Recruiter's job description is never straightforward. For example, although a recruiter’s main duties include securing vacancies, sourcing candidates, overseeing interviews, and negotiating with clients, some employers may want you to extend your duties into business development and even securing job orders through marketing, networking, and even cold calling.

For this reason, you have to be very specific, as not every Campus Recruiter will want to or be comfortable extending themselves into further parts of a business.

Secondly, you want to focus on your specialties or niches. As a Campus Recruiter, you may specialize in terms of industry or relation to your job function. For example, you may be required to source candidates for financial organizations, or alternatively, for mining companies.

Furthermore, clarify it for the reader whether you are best at finding managerial applicants, engineering applicants, accounting applicants, etc. Finally, you need to show your ability to identify prospective clients or candidates. This requires effective knowledge of market intelligence and business analytics.

Thirdly, you need to highlight that you are an effective people person and know how to form strong working relationships. Without effective communication and people skills, you will struggle to be a successful Campus Recruiter.

Lastly, it is time to add quantification. Here you need to add metrics, targets, percentages, and deliverables to allow the reader to gauge your average daily duties. For example, if you have specific daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly targets that you need to reach, include those here.

Tools & Tech

In today’s world, Campus recruiters, and all recruiters, for that matter, need to be tech-savvy. From having to use applicant tracking systems, to contact finders and even Boolean X-ray search engines, the need for technological knowledge has never been greater. Present your technological skills in a table format such as the one below:

Applicant Tracking SystemsPCReceuit, Hire Tual, Bull Horn, Placement, Partner Vincere
Social Media NetworkingLinkedIn, GitHub, Campus Recruiter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Who’s Who.
Sourcing/Name GenerationTruePeopleFinder, DuxSoup, JobScout, TocketReach, SignalHire, SeekOut, WhoKnows, Leadiro
Contact FindersSwordfish, Prophet, II, PreContactTool,, Lusha,
Resume PlatformsIndeed, Ladders, CareerBuilder, JazzHR, ZipCampus Recruiter, Indeed.
Specialist SearchingBoolean Assistant, CodeSearch, X-Ray Searching, JavaScript, Forum data mining, SourceCon.

Resume Summary & Objectives

A resume summary is a short paragraph between 4-6 lines in length that allows you to highlight your most unique skills, qualities, and experiences. This paragraph should be situated at the very beginning of your resume as it will act as an introduction to your resume allowing the reader to form a brief idea of who you are and what you can offer.

*Career Summary Hack: Write this section last after you have completed your entire resume.

How-to guide:

  • The first sentence should include your job title and number of years of experience.
  • Then follow up with your insightful skills and competencies.
  • Mention wow factor (achievement, accomplishment, highly specialized skill)
  • Lastly, conclude with your most premium qualifications and credentials.
  • Remember to use the job description to guide you and allow your career summary to reflect exactly what the employer is looking for.

How to choose between a Summary and an Objective:

  1. A career summary should be used by applicants who have an impressive amount of experience and wish to condense it. Here, you can highlight your most impressive experience while still being able to show off your most admirable skills and qualities.
  2. A resume objective is more for candidates who have not yet gained enough work experience. Here, instead of highlighting your experience, an objective statement allows you to highlight your career goals and aspirations while still highlights your qualifications, skills, and qualities.


Campus Recruiter Summary 1

Results-oriented Engineering Campus Recruiter with six years’ experience sourcing cum laude talent for the Medical Manufacturing industry. Adept at identifying premium skills and building pipelines of passive candidates for hard-to-fill openings in process and project engineering positions in remote geographic locations across the New England Area. Completed a Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management and a pro at X-Ray and Boolean searching methodologies.

Campus Recruiter Summary 2

Deliverables focused Senior Campus Recruiter who expanded the school's network and data pool of contacts by facilitating classroom and auditorium marketing presentations, leading the team in high school inquiry generation for the 2018 school year. Networked with current potential students, alumni, current learners and parents to gain referral business. Recognized as the top performer in my region first quarter of 2019.

Campus Recruiter Summary 3

Enthusiastic and proactive Corporate Campus Recruiter with over a decade of experience in sourcing top talent from Ivy League Universities financial services sector. Worked for top-tier banks and stockbroking firms on Wall Street and gained competencies in securing long-term Accredited as a Senior Recruitment Professional with the Talent Management Certification Institute.

Campus Recruiter Summary 4

Junior Campus Recruiter who spearheaded the initiative to expand talent pools by targeting non-traditional applicants. Managed the strategy and execution of nine universities and focused on non-traditional hires. Designed and facilitated school-specific recruiting strategies at top-tier business schools and acedemica institutions. Seeking a senior role at Leeds University Applications Division.

Employment History

Take a few moments to think about how many resumes come across your desk and how much time to spend on each resume.

Of course, if you are nice, you might spend a good few minutes on each resume, but let’s be realistic, this is not something everyone does, and your resume may very well fall into the hand of an uninterested hiring manager who casts any resume aside that does not grab their attention from the word go.

For this reason, you have to do everything in your power to grab their attention.

How to Format an Experienced Campus Recruiter’s Employment section:

  1. When listing your employment history, the best way to highlight your Information is to list it in reverse chronological order. This allows your most recent and most impressive Information to be view first.
  2. Once you have started your job title, provide a brief explanation of what your main duties were.
  3. Finish off with 4-5 bullet points that highlight your responsibilities.

How to Format an Entry-Level Recruiter Resume

  1. Follow all the same steps as above. However, it would be best if you showed great enthusiasm. Then, even though you do not have mountains of impressive experience, you can show how willing you are to gain experience and prove your skills.

Writing a career change resume?

  1. If you find yourself in the tricky situation of having impressive experience but experience that is not relevant to this field, we suggest employing the combination resume format. This format allows you to highlight your impressive skills and achievements from your previous positions. Make use of bullet points to highlight these skills and ensure that the skills and qualities you mention are relevant to this field of work.


Campus Recruiter at PWC

(March 2017 – Current)

Assisted senior talent leaders in designing strategies to attract and retain top talent candidates from diverse university database pools.

  • Completed and adhered to service level agreements to ensure candidate satisfaction with delivered solutions.
  • Administered employment satisfaction surveys and spearheaded in focus groups to evaluate employee satisfaction.
  • Collaborated and liaised with business partners and third party providers to revise job descriptions to portray available positions more accurately.

Campus Recruiter at Bank One of America

(April 2012 – January 2017)

Managed diversity internship programs, including coordinating recruiting process, onboarding, training programs, social activities, performance reviews, and managing a $650,000 budget which resulted in retention rates of above 83%.

  • Managed mentorship programs for diverse and minority group interns to encourage their professional development.
  • Partnered with top management on the omplementation of effective methods for identifying, attracting, and hiring top taletn
  • Developed and presented roadshow workshops to market Credit Suisse on campuses across the United States
  • Chosen for HR Transformation project in Munich, Germany to revamp and test new recruiting portals.
  • Promoted from Recruiting Coordinator and Diversity Campus Recruiter.

Campus Recruiter Job Descriptions

Employers expect to see specific foundational job duties and skillsets within a Campus Recruiter resume. Below, we have provided a few examples of Campus Recruiter job descriptions from a variety of sectors and job categories:


An In-House Campus Recruiter may:
  • Cooperate with office managers to prepare client reports utilizing the organization's software on recruitment goals.
  • Successfully foster a teamwork/open-door environment that is conducive to positive dialogue across the organization.
  • Develop needs assessment to expand recruitment strategies across the company.
  • Travel and work independently, staying self-motivated and productive during extensive travel.
  • Formulate and implement organization objectives while working as a team leader.
  • Recruit applicants from 42 high schools and three universities spanning an area of over 286 square miles.
  • Conduct over 260 captivating presentations to persuade qualified applicants to join the Air Force.
  • Interview, screen, test, and evaluate applicants in preparation for the enlistment process.
  • Match individuals to positions geared towards their specific skills and interests to meet the Air Force's needs.
  • Manage 382 recruits as part of the Delayed Entrance Program preparing entry into the Air Force.
  • Employ effective, low-cost promotional campaigns through the use of social media, radio, and television media.
  • Provide support, build trust, and create positive awareness by maintaining a visible profile within the community.
  • Maintain operational plans for assigned schools to ensure alignment with strategic corporate objectives for University Relations. In addition, ensure a pipeline of top talent that includes women and minority candidates.
  • Maintain metrics to ensure objectives are met.
  • Coordinate and attended regional diversity conferences such as BEY (Black Engineer of the Year) & NSBE (National Society for Black Engineers).
  • Manage to recruit team training initiatives which included training over 1,350 hiring managers and engineers nationwide.


Quite often, the quality of an applicant’s accomplishments section can make or break their chances of landing an interview. If you are thinking of simply copying and pasting job duties from the job description, this will ruin your chances of success. On the other hand, if you use the job description as a guide to ensure your unique accomplishments are more suited to the employer, you will be successful.

Your accomplishments section is where you can brag a little and really show off how you are the perfect candidate. This can be achieved by highlighting how you have used your unique skills and qualities to make a meaningful difference in your previous positions.

Uniquely present your accomplishment statements by using the Princeton formula (A+P+R=A). this means Action Verb (related to recruitment) + Project (activity or action) + Result (consequence) = Accomplishment (Valuable Outcome). Your goal is to link these four parameters together in one statement.

*Accomplishment Hack: Quantify your statements using numerical values, percentages, metrics, timelines, activity outputs, and monetary values. Remember, a number is worth a thousand words, and in recruitment, measurable results are everything!

A few examples with quantification:

  • Managed Chicago Tax hiring goals and onboarding of approximately 120 new hires and interns year-round.
  • Increased diverse full-time hires from 19% to 46% within 18 months of taking on the role.
  • Managed a $19,200 recruiting budget across three universities and ensured funds were strategically allocated for each event.
  • Managed and initiated scholarship payments between $1,800 – $3,200 and fund disbursements for Deloitte Minority scholars at DePaul University.

Now, dull examples without quantification:

  • Managed Chicago Tax was hiring goals and onboarding of new hires and interns annually.
  • Increased diverse full-time hires.
  • Managed a large recruiting budget across universities and ensured funds were strategically allocated for each event.
  • Managed and initiated scholarship payments and fund disbursements for Deloitte Minority scholars at DePaul University.

Campus Recruiter Education Section

When it comes to the rule of relevancy, in your education section, this is especially true. Therefore, when listing your qualifications, list them chronologically from the most recent to the least recent one but ensure that the more important degrees and diplomas are listed above your courses and training programs.

See the examples below:

2020 – Certified Inside Sales Professional (CISP), American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP), New York, NY.

2017 – 2019 – Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA.

2015 – Professional in Human Resources (PHR), HR Certification Institute, Miami, FL.

2012-2013 – Certified Internet Campus Recruiter (CIR), Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies (AIRS), Online


As someone in the field of recruitment, you will know that many companies employ Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) bots to help sort through resumes to identify the most relevant applicants.

You, therefore, need to beat the not by including Information that the job description is looking for. Instead, ensure that you include keywords, phrases, and industry terminology to endure the bot picks you up.

Now, instead of writing a whole long bulleted list of technical competencies and soft skills, we recommend that you rather pick the five most prominent technical skills that are outlined in the job description and link them to one of your personal traits.

For Example:

  1. Implementing innovative sourcing strategies by utilizing X-Ray and Boolean application methodologies.
  2. Engaging in high-level retaining service level agreement negotiations as a measure to ensure job order urgency and client commitment.
  3. Spearheading below-the-line market awareness within the process-engineering talent pool by posting career advice blogs on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  4. Suggesting relocation package structures to clients in rural areas to problem solve the lack of candidate flow for their specialist technical roles.
  5. Prioritizing staffing projects per volume and vacancy frequency to meet all resourcing requirements 25 days before final implementation deadlines.

Qualifications/Certifications associated with Campus Recruiters

Bachelor of CommunicationLinkedIn Certified Professional – Campus RecruiterTSI Level: Member
Certified Social Sourcing Campus Recruiter (CSSR)Certificate in Project Management (CIPM)Certified Professional Salesperson (CPSP)
Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC)aPHR (Associate Professional in Human Resources)GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources)
CPSP-1Certified Social Media Campus Recruiter (CSMR)Certification in Contract Negotiations

Extra Sections for Campus Recruiter Resumes

So, you have reached the end of your resume, but you feel like you still have Information to add that will show the reader you are an applicant worthy of an interview.

Well, you are in luck! An optional extras section is where you can include any final pieces of Information that highlight your abilities and seal the deal on your interview. This section is also very beneficial to applicants who have limited experience and need to bulk up their resumes. Areas you may consider including are:

  • Additional Activities – This can be any volunteer work that is relevant to this field of work.
  • Publications:
    • Article on the future of job seeking in Covid Times
    • Interviewed by The Five O’clock Club about what makes a good resume.
  • Conferences
    • LinkedIn Talent Riser Connect 2019
    • Social Media Talent Management and Recruiting Strategies Workshop 2018
  • Accolades –
    • Recognized as Rookie Recruiter of the Year 2018
    • Best Use of Social Media (Instagram, Facebook) at The Global Recruiting and Talent Awards 2018..

*Pro Tip:  Don't have any unique details to add? Try volunteering or vocational  or leveraging social media to do some small projects.

Professional Information for Campus Recruiters

Sectors: All
Career Type:  Project Recruitment, Contingency Recruitment, Retained Search, Remote Recruiting, Corporate Recruiting, College Recruiting, University Recruiting
Person type:  Networker, Communicator, Persuader, Negotiator, Talent Attractor, Campus Recruiter, Sourcing
Education levels: From High School Diploma to Post School Certifications
Salary indication: Between $62,521 and $83,323 per year (
Labor market: Expected 5% growth between 2018 – 2028 (Zippia)
Organizations: Various companies looking for graduate trainees, Sports Organizations looking for team players or athletes, Universities, Colleges, Academic Institutions

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