Tech Recruiter Education

Amazon / Other yeahman11
Sep 12, 2017 8 Comments

I'm a tech recruiter here at Amazon, looking to advance my knowledge base and career. I currently have a masters in organizational leadership.

I want to grow quickly and climb ranks. What do you guys think would be more beneficial, a PhD in Organizational Leadership or going back and getting my Bachelor's in Computer Science? I am looking to stay in tech for my career.

I appreciate feedback, especially if you are a manager or member of sr. leadership.


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TOP 8 Comments
  • New vgkila
    This is all bad advice. Why do you need your recruiter to code??
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Amazon 1024x768
    PhD in org leadership sounds just a hair above underwater basketweaving
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Chase / Design

    Chase Design

    CVS Health
    Computer Science - I've yet to meet a recruiter who can actually code. Anything above a bachelor degree is terminal in my mind.
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Uber xanadu
    I think some coursea classes at intro-level would actually set you apart from many recruiters. You don't need to go beyond that unless you want to switch careers and become an engineer yourself
    Sep 13, 2017 0
  • Facebook / Other nvm
    Org leadership? Is that an MBA? Or more towards I/O?

    You didn't define your objective well enough. Your posts makes you sound like a ladder climber for the sake of the ladder. At that point you either start your own business to slap yourself with the CEO title, or move to a super well defined career ladder like management consulting that provides a career track of up or out until senior levels.

    Deciding between PhD or Comp Sci in very different fields doesn't show any clear passion or interest. You're in recruiting, pick a person you want to imitate, look how they got there, figure out if you can do the same.
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • New / Other

    New Other

    CSC, General Dynamics
    CyberSecurity Professional
    Most recruiters are clueless about what I do. I have to explain over and over the same things. I've even modified my resume to help get certain aspects across. I don't know if more education is the answer. Personally I think a Phd is a waste of time, especially for a recruiter.
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Google bLkM73
    Sep 12, 2017 0
  • Amazon awssdm
    Climb what ranks? As a first step decide what you want to be when you grow up
    Sep 12, 2017 0