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Recruiting Assistant

Bay Area: Peninsula

Kerwin executes legal and compliance searches for the most transformative organizations, from tech-focused startups seeking rapid growth to established industry disruptors. A women-owned, search firm, we focus on building legal and compliance teams. We are a small, collaborative team that focuses on results, transparency and client services.

We are currently seeking a Recruiting Assistant to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of recruiting experience (sourcing or recruiting coordination) at a recruiting agency, executive search firm or high growth technology company. We are looking for a highly-motivated and detail-oriented individual who is passionate about building their career in recruiting.


  • Assistant will partner and assist lead Recruiters in all aspects of search process: business development initiatives, managing the execution and direction of research, search strategy development, job description creation, candidate development, and candidate interview scheduling.
  • Assists recruiter to develop job description and a focused search strategy. Continually refines search strategy based on client calls or recruiter feedback.
  • Gathers information from Client/Recruiter, industry research and sources to gain comprehensive understanding of the client, industry and the job requirements and compile information into a fact sheet.
  • Calls or messages prospective candidates and sources to elicit interest in the opportunity, obtain referrals, and/or collect market feedback.
  • Conducts phone interviews to qualify prospective candidates against client’s needs and requirements.
  • Maintains candidate pipelines/status reports/market feedback for presentation to the Recruiter/Client.
  • Schedule candidate Zoom interviews with the client and/or the lead recruiters.
  • Researches and identifies prospective candidates through targeted company research, industry sources, relevant prior searches and internal database.
  • Collaborating closely with Recruiter in Business Development initiatives by identifying target companies, current hiring needs and maintaining relationships with existing clients.  
  • Maintain our candidate database (Thrive).
  • Builds strong relationships and good rapport with candidates and stays aware of legal talent broadly.
  • Assist with other firm-wide initiatives as needed.


  • 1-3 years’ experience in a business environment; a focus on recruiting, sourcing or coordination is a plus.
  • Personal and business maturity that leads to treating people with respect and making confident and rational business decisions.
  • Ability to manage a demanding search load, balance multiple tasks and switch gears while maintaining priorities.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships to build an industry network.
  • Demonstrate initiative, sense of humor and work hard to achieve goals within tight timelines.
  • Ability and willingness to learn, take feedback and maintain a sense of pride in their work and work product.
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point). Thrive/CRM experience is a plus.
  • Must be eager and willing to learn.

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