Difference between IT Recruitment & Non-IT Recruitment - attrition rate

madhu.iy Started The Discussion:

Hello All,

Can anyone tell me the difference between IT Recruitment and Non-IT Recruitment???

Recently I had been to an interview for the position of a Recruitment Manager, after successfully clearing three rounds, in the third round, the person interviewing me mentioned that they want a person with IT recruitment experience. I hold experience in ITES recruitment. This made me feel bad, even though i put in the efforts and cleared the rounds, i could not get the job.

Pls enlighten me... pls send ur replies to

shreem -  Member Since: Nov 2007

According to my knowledge:
Non-IT Recruitment includes many sector, its a very vast field. Sectors like: Banking & Insurance, Retail, Pharmaceuticals/Health care, Aviation, Manufacturing, Chemical/Petrochemical, Construction, Advt./Mass Communication/event Management comes under Non-IT Recruitment.
IT Recruitment is basically for Software Companies. An It Recruiter deals different types of IT requirements i.e. requirements related to different IT skills or technologies such as: Java, .Net, Oracle, SAP, Embedded, Linux, UNIX, HTML, DHTML, and XML etc.
One should have knowledge of all these technologies to work as IT recruiter.


Dayanithi.A -  Member Since: Feb 2008
Hai dear friend..HR (recruitment) has been two Kind one is IT recruiter and other one is Non-IT Recruiter , IT is always be related only latest and advance version . we have only good knowledge in IT sector , we will manage and also we have good in all platforms. In ITES we have related to IT , but it is non come IT. It will be non IT only, and other thing Non-IT will come manufacture and banking and sales & marketing and so on.
All the Best

Best wishes by
Human Resources


Rajat Joshi -  Member Since: Oct 2007
Hi Madhu,

Can anyone tell me the difference between IT Recruitment and Non-IT Recruitment???
My colleagues Shree & Dayanithi have given correct views on the same. We thank them for the same.

Please allow me to further comments on the IT recruitments though am not from this field.

First off all try to get a broad understanding of the types of companies in terms of :-

# Products and services offered
# Product development vs. project development
# Expertise/competencies of these companies - development, testing,
consulting, project manangement, product management, support etc.

The typical roles and responsibilities in these areas are :-

# A high level understanding of the domains and technologies -this is mainly for resume scanning.

# Understanding the technical terms helps IT Recruiter to assess the candidate's capability and potential by asking the right questions which is essentially the pre-technical screening.

As far as growth prospects or career is concerned ; the IT companies especially the one's in S/Wdevelopment have requirements for their recruitments teams both at junior & senior level as overall hiring in these companies is relatively higher both due to new projects coming in & also due to the high attrition rate.

Also once one understands the industry and technologies well, one can diversify into other HR areas as well like employee relations since one begins to understand the employee issues in this sector.

Hope this helps in preparing for the future interviews.

Best wishes,

Rajat Joshi


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