How to Make Your Next Appointment Generator Hire

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Last updated at 09-15-2020 20:14:03



More than 3,223 companies advertise 13,350 Appointment Generator 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 Appointment Generator most efficiently.

Hiring Process

In the past quarter, we’ve seen 4,400 job posts from 1,270 employers in the United States. This is a increase of 31.0% compared to the previous quarter. On average, there are 312 Appointment Generator job seekers for every active Appointment Generator job, which shows that it is an employer's market.

Writing a Job Description

In the past quarter, Customer Service Representative, Call Center Representative, Appointment Generator, Sales Representative, Receptionist, Inside Sales Representative, Warehouse Worker, Retail Sales Associate, Telemarketer, and Administrative Assistant seem to be the most sought after jobs amongst the Appointment Generator candidates in the United States. This differs from the last six quarters, where the most popular titles were: Customer Service Representative, Call Center Representative, Appointment Generator, Sales Representative, Receptionist, Inside Sales Representative, Administrative Assistant, Telemarketer, Retail Sales Associate, and Front Desk Agent. 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 Appointment Generator candidates who are actively applying to jobs in this same period, we see that 15.0% of the active Appointment Generator candidates have less than 3 years of experience, 24.6% have between 3-5 years of experience, 28.8% have 6-10 years of experience, and 31.6% have over 10 years of experience. The average years of experience has shifted from an estimated 8.3 years to 7.9 years. If you're posting a job in today's market, expect candidates with about the same experience level 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, sales, customer service, computer skills, telemarketing, door-to-door experience, marketing, Microsoft Excel, bilingualism, and English. Demand for door-to-door experience, customer service, telemarketing, marketing, computer skills, sales, communication skills, time management, bilingualism, and Microsoft Office has significantly increased. If you are looking for an Appointment Generator with a similar skill set, be sure to follow industry best practices in skill requirements.

Job posts with salary information received about 2.3 as many applies as those without it. In the past quarter, less than 63.0% 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 130.0%.

Example Appointment Generator responsibilities

  • Taking mesSages and relaying the information to receptionists, support staff, or other callers as needed
  • Confirming appointments and managing last minute changes
  • Answering questions about different available services, prices, policies, and procedures
  • Transferring calls to the appropriate party
  • Scheduling appointments with clients


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 Appointment Generator positions. This should provide a good place to start looking for qualified candidates. According to our data in the last quarter: Florida, California, Texas, North Carolina, and Utah are the states that have the highest demand for Appointment Generators. Texas, Florida, California, North Carolina, and Utah are where most job seekers are searching for Appointment Generator jobs. If we look at the Appointment Generator to job ratio, Ohio, Mississippi, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine have the lowest number of Appointment Generator applicants per job. North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, and Iowa have the most active Appointment Generator 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 1,374,428 job seekers interested in Appointment Generator opportunities in the United States. That’s a 27.0% increase compared to the previous quarter with 1,082,132 active job seekers. Around 15.0% of the active Appointment Generator candidates have less than 3 years of experience, over 24.6% have between 3-5 years of experience, 28.8% have 6-10 years of experience, and 31.6% have over 10 years of experience. The average experience level of the available Appointment Generator candidates is 7.9 years. Active candidates in the Appointment Generator profession most commonly have high school diplomas, followed by associate's degrees, bachelor'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 Appointment Generator 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 1,294 Appointment Generators from 1/1/2020 to 6/30/2020, via online employer reviews for companies including Blue Raven Solar, Florida Window and Door, Momentum Solar, Renewal by Andersen, Terraboost Media, Acorn Stairlifts, American Income Life, Nutrition As Therapy, Transform Home Improvement, and Timeshare Selling Team.

After analyzing post-interview data from Appointment Generator candidates in the last 6 months, we see more than 65.0% of the candidates self-reported being hired within 1 to 2 days. Around 96.1% 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 Appointment Generator 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 Appointment Generator quickly, consider simplifying and streamlining the hiring process. As for the interview experience, more than 70.9% of the candidates had a good or great interview experience, and more than 55% of the candidates thought that the interview leaned more towards easy.

Example Interview Questions

  • How do you calculate travel time?
  • How many produce and meat department representatives do you have on staff?
  • How many sell cycles do you handle in a period?
  • How would you go about training new employees in this position?
  • What are your hours of operation?

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 Appointment Generator salary offered by employers increased for 2 out of 6 consecutive quarters in the United States. In the last quarter, we see a decrease of 3% from $60,095.21 to $58,529.87 compared to the quarter before, which is on par with the past 6 quarters. For Appointment Generator positions, the most common benefits job seekers reported being offered by employers include: healthcare insurance by 64.3%, dental insurance by 64.3%, paid time off by 50.0%, vision insurance by 50.0%, a 401k plan by 42.9%, discounts by 21.4%, and stock options/grants by 14.3%. While still relatively rare, more and more employers now offer flexibility benefits, including flexible working hours, sabbaticals, maternity leave, fully remote, somewhat remote, mostly remote, paternity leave, and location variety, to attract and retain Appointment Generator candidates to their organization.

Background Check and Drug Test

According to self-reported job seeker feedback, 20.2% of the employers conducted a background check, and 11.3% of the employers conducted a drug test prior to the hiring of their Appointment Generator candidates.


When you’re ready to hire an Appointment Generator, 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 Appointment Generator candidate through the hiring and onboarding process.

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