Sample Cover Letter and Resume for a Recruiting Manager

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When you’re applying for a job as a recruiter, it’s especially important to show that you understand the hiring process. This means creating a resume and cover letter that showcase your previous recruiting experience and the successes you've had helping companies grow their applicant pool and staff. It also needs to include any data you have to support your claims and demonstrate how your skills helped the company make money and build its business and reputation.

Remember, your cover letter should support your resume, and provide details to entice the hiring manager to review the resume and call you for an interview.

Keep your submission succinct, but make sure you include relevant information to support your candidacy for the open position. Also, make sure that you follow the application directions exactly, including the documents required. Apply by email, if requested.

Recruiting Manager Cover Letter Example

Need help getting started? Below is a sample cover letter for a recruiting manager job, followed by a sample resume for the same type of position. You can download the recruiting manager cover letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

Screenshot of a sample cover letter for a recruiting manager
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Recruiting Manager Cover Letter Example (Text Version)

Melanie Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345

September 1, 2018

David Rodriguez
Director, Human Resources
ABC Company
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Rodriguez,

I would like to express my strong interest in the Recruiting Manager position, as listed on I am confident that my 10 years of experience building teams of professionals for Fortune 1000 companies, as well as my strong communication and interpersonal skills, make me an ideal candidate for the position.

As an experienced recruiting manager, I have hired over 1,000 applicants for positions in dozens of departments, at levels ranging from interns to upper-level management. Often, I have been responsible for tracking applicant pools of up to 4,000 applicants. This experience handling thousands of candidates would allow me to successfully recruit and manage applicants for your growing company.

You state in your job application that you are looking for a Recruiting Manager who is able to develop effective relationships with all internal teams in order to tailor recruiting strategies for each department and job position.

As a recruiter for four years with XYZ IT Company, I was responsible for working closely with managers in the development, operations, IT, and human resources departments. My strong communication skills allowed me to understand what these managers were looking for in ideal applicants. By continuously communicating with these managers throughout the hiring process, I successfully hired 400 applicants and increased the retention rate of hires by 20 percent.

I am confident that my years of experience managing large pools of applicants, my strong communication skills, and my proven record of success hiring and retaining employees, make me a strong candidate for the Recruiting Manager position at ABC Company. I have enclosed my resume and will contact you next week to see if we might find a time to speak together. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.


Signature (hard copy letter)

Melanie Applicant

Sending an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message.

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with a professional salutation.

Email Cover Letter Example (Text Version)

Subject: Recruiting Manager Position - Your Name

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing in regard to the position of Recruiting Manager posted on I believe that my many years of experience as a recruiter, and for the last six years as a recruiting manager with growing technology companies makes me an ideal candidate for the position. I have proven interpersonal and communication skills, which have enabled me to develop effective teams in a variety of technology departments, including architecture, engineering, IT, QC, and research and development.

As a recruiting manager for PQZ Enterprises, I hired applicants for positions in all departments at all levels, from interns to upper-level management.

I have experience tracking applicant pools of thousands of applicants. My familiarity with applicant tracking systems and recruiting strategies will allow me to retain the best possible professionals for your staff.

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you regarding the positive impact on your business I could have through my ability to recruit the right people for the right jobs. I have enclosed my resume for your review, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Firstname Lastname

Contact information

Recruiting Manager Resume Example

When writing a resume for a recruiting position, it is important to emphasize your understanding of the hiring process by presenting your previous experience in a clear and concise manner. Provide career statistics in the profile of your resume to draw attention to your dedication and familiarity with the job.

The following is a sample resume for a recruiting manager that contains a profile. You can download the resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

Screenshot of a sample resume for a recruiting manager
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Recruiting Manager Resume Example (Text Version)

Carly Applicant
2000 East Street, Apt. 12
Albany, New York 12345
(123) 555-1234


Recruitment manager with eight years’ experience administering million-dollar recruiting budgets to successfully build teams of professionals, particularly IT and life sciences, seeks a position with a top recruiting firm.


Developed and implemented online applicant tracking system used to successfully hire over 800 professionals.

  • Increased retention rate of hired employees by an average of 20 percent.
  • Good interpersonal skills; have cultivated contacts at many top companies.
  • Have a track record of successfully recruiting and training personnel.


Senior Recruiter, September 2016-Present
Maintain consistent relationships with multiple Fortune 1000 companies, helping each firm fill dozens of upper-level management positions.

  • Successfully hired over 400 professionals in clean-tech and science industries.
  • Provide coaching and leadership training to 20 recruiting assistants and their client management.
  • Developed a training manual for new recruits that was adopted by the firm as a training tool used with all new hires.

Recruiting Manager, May 2010-September 2016
Recruited and staffed all departments, including development, operations, IT, and human resources.

  • Administered recruiting budget of $500,000, saving the company 10 percent through efficient advertising strategies.
  • Developed and maintained online applicant-tracking system.
  • Conducted recruiting presentations across the Northeast and designed employment packages to successfully attract ideal employees.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (May 2010); GPA 3.9
University of ABC, New York, NY
Dean's List; Graduated Summa Cum Laude