We needed to hire a new office manger. Of course were not looking forward to the whole process but in the end we ended up with a great new manager.
What surprised me was how one single add on craigslist provided us with over 50 qualified applicants in 4 days. The add was simple:
Office Manger for XYZ Self Storage. Must love clients, computers and marketing. Email resume to xxxx. www.yourselfstoragewebsite.com
Within 1 hour the resumes started coming in. We choose about a dozen and a half of the best ones and emailed them our one page jobs description (available for purchase here on this web site) and asked them when they would be available and their salary requirements.
The job description is critical. A self storage manager has to do it all from renting to cleaning to marketing. It can be difficult if you add to an employees duties after the fact.
Next we talked to the ones who answered their phone and did a impromptu phone interview. We interviewed for a couple of days and hired a great manager. It was much faster and easier than we thought.
As we all know our office manager is key to a very successful self storage facility.
ps – don’t forget to use craigslist to find a renter for that empty unit in building 2!