Sales Recruiter - Hybrid VA/MD/DC


Cogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and Ethernet transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 219 markets globally. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. A competitive base salary and a full benefits package including; Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off (PTO), Short and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Holidays, Parental Leave, 401(k) plan with employer match, stock options, and an Employee Assistance Program. Most benefits take effect within 30 days of employment, and some require a waiting period.

Currently we are seeking a career oriented individual for an opportunity to be part of the in-house Recruiting team. Our recruiters work a full recruiting desk and handle the full life cycle of the recruiting process for all of their candidates. They work with executives and a team of Cogent sales managers to identify, screen, interview, present and hire qualified candidates.


  • Develop recruiting strategies designed to identify both passive and active candidates
  • Work with Sales Managers to identify target skill sets and key market segments
  • Evaluate candidate's strengths compared with sales manager's requirements using psychological, behavioral and situational interviewing tactics
  • Complete necessary pre-employment processes including: candidate sales assessment, reference checks and background/drug tests
  • Communicate with recruiting team by participating in recruiting best practices and providing accurate, thorough documentation on employees in applicant tracking systems or other documentation tools
  • Maintain relationships with industry contacts to, gain industry knowledge, and build a referral network.
  • Present to Sales Management team on weekly conference calls and at large-scale meetings
  • Travel within North America on an as needed basis


  • Have a Bachelor's degree or related recruiting experience
  • Have sales recruiting experience
  • Be available to work before/after typical office hours as work may demand
  • Possess strong written and oral English communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • Have some familiarity with an applicant tracking system.
  • Ability to work to achieve an aggressive headcount goal
  • Capable of regularly using good judgment and discretion to accomplish goals and work requirements
  • Be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer

Location:  Commutable within VA/MD/DC area.

COVID-19 Policy:

Cogent has adopted a mandatory vaccination and booster policy which requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated (including booster shots when eligible) against COVID-19. Prior to beginning employment, new employees must provide proof of vaccination or apply for and receive an accommodation to be exempt from the policy.

By submitting an application or resume for this position, I understand that is an in-office position and agree to abide Cogent’s mandatory vaccination policy.

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.