I am an artist, writer, photographer, quality assurance engineer, wordpress tutor, and digital content producer. I understand managing processes and people, and bust systems so that they run more efficiently and smoother.
Yes, I second using BuddyPress for this project. BuddyPress by itself probably won't have enough features to meet your needs, but there are many additional add on plugins that you can use to make your recruitment platform feature rich. I've been using it for quite some time as a way to add extra content and also build community on my site artist-at-large.com Feel free to browse through it to see what it does.