The Hardest Job to Recruit for: Other Recruiters

Recruiters are busier than ever in today’s labor market, and there aren’t enough of them to go around.

As companies strain to fill openings, from the C-suite to the shop floor, postings for recruiter positions have exploded, more than doubling since the start of the year, according to recruiting-software company iCIMS. Much like their clients, recruiting and search firms say it is harder than ever to hire for their own ranks, even for a job that can pay less-experienced recruiters in the low six figures to fill high-demand finance and technology roles.