How to Make Your Next Admission Representative Hire

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Last updated at 09-18-2020 10:27:13

Overview

Methodology

More than 988 companies advertise 5,778 Admission Representative jobs on SimplyHired and its partner sites each year. After analyzing job postings and salary information from these companies, as well as direct job seeker feedback, we’ve compiled a list of insights to show you how to attract and hire your next Admission Representative most efficiently.

Hiring Process

In the past quarter, we’ve seen 1,846 job posts from 484 employers in the United States. This is a increase of 47.2% compared to the previous quarter. On average, there are 287 Admission Representative job seekers for every active Admission Representative job, which shows that it is an employer's market.

Writing a Job Description

In the past quarter, Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Sales Representative, Call Center Representative, Admission Representative, Recruiter, Front Desk Agent, Inside Sales Representative, and Medical Receptionist seem to be the most sought after jobs amongst the Admission Representative candidates in the United States. This differs from the last six quarters, where the most popular titles were: Customer Service Representative, Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, Admission Representative, Sales Representative, Call Center Representative, Front Desk Agent, Recruiter, Inside Sales Representative, and Office Assistant. If you use one of these currently popular titles in the job description, you'll likely be able to attract a lot more candidates to apply.

For the Admission Representative candidates who are actively applying to jobs in this same period, we see that 5.8% of the active Admission Representative candidates have less than 3 years of experience, 12.2% have between 3-5 years of experience, 28.0% have 6-10 years of experience, and 54.0% have over 10 years of experience. The average years of experience has shifted from an estimated 11.6 years to 10.4 years. If you're posting a job in today's market, expect candidates with less experience to apply to your job compared to the last 2 quarters.

In the previous quarter, the most popular skills that employers are looking for include communication skills, customer service, sales, computer skills, English, recruiting, time management, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Spanish. Demand for English, Spanish, Microsoft Excel, recruiting, computer skills, customer service, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, bilingualism, and communication skills has significantly increased. If you are looking for an Admission Representative with a similar skill set, be sure to follow industry best practices in skill requirements.

Job posts with salary information received about 1.3 as many applies as those without it. In the past quarter, less than 18.3% of the job posts displayed salary information. By adding salary information to your job posting, you could potentially increase the number of applicants by approximately 30.0%.

Example Admission Representative responsibilities

  • Helping customers, students, or other visitors with inquiries
  • Selling products and services
  • Answering the phone and providing information to callers
  • Taking orders for products or services, scheduling appointments and confirming customer purchases

Recruiting

Active Recruiting

When reaching out to candidates, it’s best to understand where to look. We’ve identified hiring trends in states as well as companies regularly hiring for Admission Representative positions. This should provide a good place to start looking for qualified candidates. According to our data in the last quarter: California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Arizona are the states that have the highest demand for Admission Representatives. Florida, Arizona, California, Texas, and Pennsylvania are where most job seekers are searching for Admission Representative jobs. If we look at the Admission Representative to job ratio, Rhode Island, Nebraska, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri have the lowest number of Admission Representative applicants per job. Arizona, Alabama, West Virginia, Washington, and Georgia have the most active Admission Representative job seekers per job.

Passive Recruiting

While actively recruiting candidates for your role, you should also post your job to SimplyHired. By posting for free and paying only for the qualified applicants you want, your post will automatically go to a network of job boards to reach millions of qualified candidates. With SimplyHired, it doesn’t end with the post. You can track your applicants throughout the hiring process with our simple and easy to use Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Review Candidates

In the last quarter, we estimate there are 530,647 job seekers interested in Admission Representative opportunities in the United States. That’s a 44.2% increase compared to the previous quarter with 367,926 active job seekers. Around 5.8% of the active Admission Representative candidates have less than 3 years of experience, over 12.2% have between 3-5 years of experience, 28.0% have 6-10 years of experience, and 54.0% have over 10 years of experience. The average experience level of the available Admission Representative candidates is 10.4 years. Active candidates in the Admission Representative profession most commonly have bachelor's degrees, followed by high school diplomas, associate's degrees, and master's degrees. When setting education requirements for your position, aligning with the industry standard makes it easier to find potential candidates. Application rates indicate that Admission Representative candidates are likely experiencing a market in which applicants have less negotiating power. From an employer perspective, you'll have a greater selection of candidates to choose from and may want to invest in automated screening tools.

Interviewing Candidates

Interview Process

*Self-reported data collected from 1,237 Admission Representatives from 1/1/2020 to 6/30/2020, via online employer reviews for companies including Ultimate Medical Academy, Florida Career College, Charter College, UEI College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Vista College, Fortis College, The Lincoln Group of Schools, Southern Careers Institute, and ITT Educational Services Inc..

After analyzing post-interview data from Admission Representative candidates in the last 6 months, we see more than 34.4% of the candidates self-reported being hired within 1 to 2 days. Around 81.2% of the candidates for this job reported being hired within 2 weeks. If your process takes longer than 2 weeks in the recent market, you'll likely lose these candidates to other employers. Most of the Admission Representative candidates are expecting a on-site interview, phone call/screening, background check, and group interview. Most employers do not require a problem solving exercises, presentation, or written test. If you are trying to hire your next Admission Representative quickly, consider simplifying and streamlining the hiring process. As for the interview experience, more than 65.0% of the candidates had a good or great interview experience, and more than 38% of the candidates thought that the interview leaned more towards easy.

Example Interview Questions

  • What is your greatest strength?
  • Why are you interested in working for our company?
  • What courses, or jobs, have you had that are relevant to this position?
  • Why should we hire you for this job?
  • What was the most important thing you learned in high school?

Final Review and Offer

Reference Check

Checking references is a quick and easy way to check for any red flags that didn’t arise to this point in the hiring process. Great insights can be provided by former colleagues and employers.

Crafting an Offer: Salary and Benefits

The average Admission Representative salary offered by employers increased for 3 out of 6 consecutive quarters in the United States. In the last quarter, we see a decrease of 4% from $47,129.64 to $45,165.97 compared to the quarter before, which is the biggest decrease in the past 6 quarters. For Admission Representative positions, the most common benefits job seekers reported being offered by employers include: healthcare insurance by 85.7%, dental insurance by 82.1%, vision insurance by 82.1%, paid time off by 75.0%, a 401k plan by 67.9%, discounts by 28.6%, and stock options/grants by 3.6%. While still relatively rare, more and more employers now offer flexibility benefits, including location variety, flexible working hours, somewhat remote, maternity leave, paternity leave, mostly remote, fully remote, and sabbaticals, to attract and retain Admission Representative candidates to their organization.

Background Check and Drug Test

According to self-reported job seeker feedback, 44.9% of the employers conducted a background check, and 29.0% of the employers conducted a drug test prior to the hiring of their Admission Representative candidates.

Onboarding

When you’re ready to hire an Admission Representative, SimplyHired is here to help with your next steps. Our Human Resources Information System (HRIS) provides onboarding tools and other essential HR tools. From document signing to time off tracking, our HRIS will help you seamlessly move an Admission Representative candidate through the hiring and onboarding process.

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