What Recruiters Major In

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 11.10.04 AMPsychology is the most common major of recruiters, and human resources the most popular master’s degree.

That’s from a new LinkedIn “Savvy Recruiters Career Guide.” LinkedIn looked at more than 100,000 recruiter profiles to look at the majors and degrees.

Here are the top 10.

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First, the most popular majors.

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Now, the master’s degrees. 

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0 Comments on “What Recruiters Major In

  1. Todd, other questions come to mind:

    % of current recruiters whose career path began in recruiting versus other areas

    Major in relation to internal versus external recruiting

    State school versus Private school in relation to internal versus external recruiting

    Majors of those who speak at ERE conferences…

    1. Career path – that’s interesting. I’d take a guess the majority did not start in recruiting. May look into that. The internal/external is interesting too. Re: ERE conferences it probably skews more to people w/graduate degrees, as the speakers are more likely than not dept. leaders in some way.

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