Kelly Services Search Consultant I (Engineering CORE) in Chicago, Illinois

When you join Kelly Services as a Direct Hire Search Consultant you will specialize in placing engineering talent across nearly all vertical industries. You will extend your reach beyond your candidates’ key work experiences to identify opportunities that truly fit their career interests, needs, and goals. You have two missions: to drive the engagement and satisfaction of our clients, and to find the opportunity, flexibility, and stability candidates need to push their careers to the next level.

As a Direct Hire Recruiter you will be responsible for:

  • Source and recruit qualified engineering talent including, but not limited to: Design, Mid-Sr level managers and above, Sales/Applications, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, and Telecommunications

  • Manage and prioritize a high volume of direct hire requisitions (approximately 15)

  • Create, grow and maintain a continuous candidate pipeline to ensure speed to market

  • Quickly move potential talent through the direct hire, opportunity funnel

  • Meeting aggressive financial and activity-based measures


  • Minimum of2 years experience in direct hire recruiting/sourcing of engineers; staffing agency experience preferred

  • Experience in recruiting processes (can show proven success with regard to the direct hire recruiting process: sourcing, qualification and placement process)

  • National recruiting experience

  • Remote/field based work experience

  • Driven to succeed – solutions oriented

  • Team player who embodies the Kelly team first

  • Excellent verbal/written communications and interpersonal skills

  • Highly networked and a connector of the best opportunities to the best talent

  • Defined experience deploying a social media strategy, reverse recruiting, competitor mapping, etc.

About Kelly Services®

As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Kelly® has a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe by employing 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through its talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

EOE including but not limited to Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.