Keys to a Successful Career in the Domestic Staffing Industry

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Keys to a Successful Career in the Domestic Staffing Industry

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Success as a Personal Chef, Estate Manager, Chauffeur, or other domestic staff may look a lot different than it does with other industries. Whether you’re just beginning your career or want to become more accomplished in your current role, these are the keys to long-term success.

Identify What Success Looks Like to You

For many, attaining financial security is a key marker that one is succeeding in their career. The definition of success is different for everyone, so it’s important to define success in your own terms. Making a list of the following can help get you started.


As we said, salary can be a big item when it comes to defining success, and understandably so—but when you’re thinking about finances, it is a good idea to be as specific as possible. How much do you wish to earn? Do you have special skills or qualifications that would warrant a higher salary?

You will also want to go beyond salary to look at what things this income will help you achieve. For example, the ability to purchase a home or a vehicle could both be markers of your career success.

Quality Time

The ability to work and have enough time for yourself and the things and people you love, also known as work/life balance, is another measure of success that working in the domestic staffing industry can give you.

Again, it’s important to be as specific as possible. How much time would be ideal for you? You will also need to decide if you can afford to only work part-time or need a full-time role to meet your goals initially.


If your career is not rewarding, then every day will seem endless. Success in the domestic staffing industry can mean something as simple as loving what you do. Fulfillment also has other benefits, such as better physical and mental health.

If you’re searching for your next position, aim to find that perfect placement with a high-end domestic staffing service. If you are already working in the industry and are not fulfilled, it may be time to seek other options.

Success in the Workplace

Now that you have identified your end goals, you can focus on ways to achieve success in your day-to-day working life.

Have a Conversation

Open communication with an existing or prospective employer is ideal, as it will allow you to feel confident in communicating your goals and desires.

Discussing your future aspirations can be a good choice with a new employer. If you’ve been providing your services for some time, a conversation about a raise or change in schedule may be applicable.

Be a Team Player

You may be working alone in your employer’s household, or there may be other domestic staff. Either way, being a team player is a big key to your career success—but what does that mean? Simply put, team players know that supporting the team helps everyone succeed.

Being a good listener and someone who is reliable, adaptable, and open to helping your team solve problems are some of the many characteristics that top team players possess.

Looking For More Career Advice?

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As you can see, there are many ways to achieve a successful domestic staffing career. Still, you may be wondering about other ways to achieve success.

Staffing at Tiffanie’s is a premier Domestic Staffing Agency. We have placed top-tier household staff with clients since 1998. We are uniquely positioned to help both employers and qualified domestic staff nationwide. Call or visit us to learn more: 866-484-5550.