How to Become a Staffing Manager


A staffing manager is usually employed by an employment agency that works with companies to fill job vacancies. A staffing manager has an array of duties, including screening applicants, interviewing job seekers and recommending employees. A staffing manager must also maintain a solid relationship with employee-seeking clients. As many companies turn to staffing agencies to find employees, there are more opportunities to become a staffing manager. Read on to learn more.

Things You'll Need

  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Bachelors in business administration or related field
  • Writing samples

Become a Staffing Manager

  • Start your career by earning a bachelor's degree in business administration or a closely related field. Staffing managers need to have strong written and oral communication skills, time management skills, computer skills and effective problem solving techniques. Select a college degree program that requires classes in each of these areas to graduate.

  • Complete your master's degree in human resource administration or business administration. Many companies desire their managers to hold degrees beyond a 4-year undergraduate degree.

  • Take an entry level recruiting position when you first graduate college. Many firms require a solid 5 to 7 years of experience as a recruiter before an employee can become a staffing manager. Use this time to learn everything you can about the industry and working with employees and employers.

Use Networking to Become a Staffing Manager

  • Attend career expositions and job fairs regularly while you are still in school. These events are usually free of charge and bring many staffing agencies and companies to one location. Use this time to meet as many human resources professionals as possible, letting each one know you are working to become a staffing manager.

  • Dress professionally when attending a career exposition or job fair. Professional dress means wearing a business suit and having conservative hair and makeup. As a student about to enter the workforce, this is the best time to start assembling a professional wardrobe.

  • Carry your resume and writing samples with you when you attend a career exposition or job fair. Have several copies printed on resume paper and carry them in a portfolio. Hand your resume out to potential employers in exchange for their business cards so you can keep in contact.

Tips & Warnings

  • After a career exposition or job fair, send a short thank-you note to everyone you spoke with at the fair. Remind them that they have your resume and you look forward to keeping in touch with them should an opening in human resources become available.

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