Learn English – What’s the difference between a ‘Sourcer’ and a ‘Recruiter’


In HR terms, what's the difference between a 'Sourcer' and a 'Recruiter'? Why is one preferred over the other?

Best Answer

A sourcer is someone who collects a list of names and resumes from the internet.

A recruiter is someone who actually talks to the candidates after filtering the info gathered by sourcers.

Normally a recruiter will be a sourcer at the same time or was previously a sourcer.