Senior Recruiter - Chicago, Illinois

Senior Recruiter
Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?  Do you believe that you should be paid more for achieving great results?  Is the world of digital marketing and creative technology exciting to you?  If you’ve answered YES to the above questions, you should explore a career in creative staffing as a Senior Recruiter with Onward Search!

Onward Recruiters sit at the intersection of our talent, our clients, our sales team, and our recruiters.  They control the flow of information, and directly impact the success of every person they interact with!

Here at Onward, you will work in a highly collaborative environment with total commitment to customer service and integrity.  You will compete against yourself every day to connect the strongest candidates with the most innovative companies.

Here's what your day will look like:

  • Manage existing accounts to maintain and scale current business.
  • Source, interview and qualify candidates on an ongoing basis via job boards, social networking sites, portfolio sites, internal database and networking events.
  • Build and nurture a national pipeline of the best talent in the region.

Here’s what your career could look like:

  • Recruiters can move into an Account Executive role if they love the thrill of the hunt, and have killer negotiation skills.
  • Account Executives can move into Director-level Management, running their very own team of Recruiters.
  • Directors can eventually run their own teams as Managing Directors, leading the sales and recruitment efforts of the entire office.
  • Managing Directors can move into Regional VP positions, after showing they can motivate a team to deliver for our clients and change the lives of our candidates!
  • Onward and Upward to the Executive Leadership team!


You’ll be MOST successful here if you:

  •  Have a minimum of 2 years experience in the staffing industry, ideally in the digital, creative, marketing or technical space
  •  Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organizational skills
  • Are comfortable engaging with strangers over the phone, in person, or via email

If you’re interested in joining a growing staffing agency with great momentum; if you’re hungry to advance your career just as much as the careers of others, then we want to hear from you. Apply today!


Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. All employees are required to pass pre-employment drug and background screenings to help ensure a safe and secure work environment for our valued team!

Email us to learn more about the opportunities available across our 11 markets!