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Recruitment Manager Career

Considering a career as a Recruitment Manager? Find out all you need to know to decide whether this career is right for you.

What does a Recruitment Manager do?

The role of a Recruitment Manager is to develop and manage the implementation of a recruiting strategy that fulfills all current and future staffing needs of an organization.

As a Recruitment Manager, you will need to be adept at analyzing current recruitment practices, acquiring data, evaluating data and helping to create more effecient and effective recruiting strategies.

You will need to have great communication and diplomacy skills for forging relationships with various organizations who supply your company with a quality flow of employees. As a Recruiting Manager, you will need to develop sourcing strategies based on information acquired through researching all possible staffing avenues.

You will help create and implement training programs for the recruiting staff to aid them in recruiting procedures, data acquisition, sourcing procedures, interviewing techniques and making the best possible choices when deciding who to give offers to.

Successful Recruitment Managers are individuals who are able to continually adapt to new sourcing strategies while constantly keeping the needs and objectives of their organizations at the heart of their decision making.

Becoming a Recruitment Manager takes years of experience and education as well as a significant amount of energy to stay on top of technology and cost effective recruiting avenues.

How to Become a Recruitment Manager?

Educational requirements may vary slightly depending on the company, the area you wish to work and your previous work experience.

The minimum educational requirement is the completion of a Bachelor's degree. The type of bachelor's degree can vary, but typically a degree in human resources or business will best prepare you for a career as a Recruitment Manager.

If you are interested in becoming one of the higher paid Recruitment Managers then you may wish to earn an advanced degree such as an MBA with an emphasis in Human Resources or a Master's degree with an emphasis in Management.

Beyond a quality education and development of skills necessary to succeed as a Recruitment Manager, you will need to learn where to gain experience by finding a job.

An organizations such as The Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a great place for you to begin looking for career opportunities.

If you want to get a serious jump start on your career, you may want to hire a recruiting agency or begin contacting hiring companies directly by searching for posted job openings in newspaper classifieds, online classifieds (Craigslist) or online job posting portals (Monster.com).

What is a Recruitment Manager's Salary?

A Recruitment Manager's salary can vary significantly depending on your level of experience, your level of acquired education and size of the company you work for.

The median salary* for a Recruitment Manager is $88,500.

However, the top 10% of Recruitment Managers are pulling in an average of $150,000.

In order to boost yourself to this level of success, you will need to perform highly, develop years of experience at a respectable company and lastly, earn yourself an advanced degree.

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* Source: The Bureau of Labor and Statistics for 2006

How does the future look for a Recruitment Manager?

With the advent new technology, multitudes of new recruitment sourcing avenues continue to open. Demand on Recruitment Managers to develop and implement better and more efficient sourcing strategies and recruitment strategies is greater than ever. Also as competition increases in virtually every industry, the value of a competent Recruitment Manager will continue to rise.

The U.S. Department of Labor believes between 2004 and 2014, Human Resource Manager career opportunities will increase by 16% from 61,900 to 71,800.

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