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Robert Frost Said it Best

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” Robert Frost

This is without a doubt my favorite quote and something I try to remind myself of as often as possible.  So simple, yet so powerful.  Life will go on whether we want it to or not.  Life will go on whether we like the circumstances.  Life goes on.

These three words can be so incredibly helpful to how we attack our daily lives.  That’s right, attack.  Life is going to go on whether we sit on our laurels or attack, so why not attack?  So you don’t like your job, what are you going to do about it?  You want a better education? Well guess what life will go on whether you choose action or inaction.  You lost your job?  Now what?  If you give something your all and fail, I promise you will be in a better position than when you started.  Action breeds success.

Life will go on.  Your life will go on.  You can, and will come out on top – if you choose to.

I am choosing to help any who want to help themselves.  I am choosing to help you attack your circumstances, so that I can attack my own.  As altruistic as this might seem I need to attack my demons so that I can come out on top.  I hope to use my experience and expertise to help you better your career, to better your life.  I can’t make you choose but I do promise life will go on, and I promise to do my best to help.

Please read on as I plan to share  personal experiences, tips and tricks, and honest heartfelt advice to you and your career.

Recruiting – The Basic

I love recruiting.  Most good recruiters really love it, which is probably why they are good at it.  Or maybe they love it because they are good at it.  Either way, I really love it.  In my new role I get to work with some junior recruiters and recruiting interns, which is an entirely new experience for me.  What I have learned so far working with these newbies is I have a lot o knowledge to share but I am missing the proper vessel to share.  It’s not that I don’t like sharing.  It’s not that I don’t want these folks to learn.  It’s that I get so wrapped up in the day to day of my own role I forget to give back.  It’s a shame really, because lots of folks shared with me in order to get me here today.  Anyways. I am committing to start writing a bit more as an effort to help me think more about sharing with the team, and to give them a resource (even if it is a shoddy one like this) to turn to for help.

I figured I would start with recruiting – the basic.  This isn’t a step by step process, this isn’t a series of questions to ask, and this for sure isn’t science.  This is what has worked for me, so I hope it helps.

Recruiting can be boiled down to one simple concept, relationship building.  The best recruiters are the best relationship builders, flat out.  If you can build relationships quickly, and genuinely, than you can be a great recruiter.  Good recruiters can check all the boxes, ask all the right questions, and find good matches.  Great recruiters build relationships that make the matches easier, that make the good times great, and the bad times bearable.  What we do is a roller coaster.   There is nothing better than the thrill of making an offer and having it accepted.  There is nothing more stinging than a candidate going dark or accepted a counter offer.  Relationships make both scenarios better.

If you want to know if you are a good relationship builder just ask your self when was the last time you got a high five.  Seriously.  Nothing exemplifies a great relationship better than a great high five.  If you’re not getting high fives, you’ve got some work to do!