Vincent Wright

The Entrepreneurial Recruiter


The Entrepreneurial Recruiter

Welcome to "The Entrepreneurial Recruiter" - that group of Professional Recruiters who don't wait for opportunities but, who with an entrepreneur's mind, seek them out, create them, "RECRUIT" them...

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"The Entrepreneurial Recruiter"

Some of the very best professional Recruiters I know have not been able to maximize opportunities which their skills suggest they should have. In other words, they are good at recruiting but, they are starving. And they are starving not because they are bad people but because they keep doing the same things the same way - - - going from job req to candidate to job req to candidate, ad infinitum.

This phenomenon is very much like the proverbial "starving artist" syndrome in the arts world. The requisite skills are there in abundance but, "financial abundance" hasn't shown up in their lives. They know everybody in the business, they know how to write keyword-rich job descriptions, they know the most current Applicant Tracking Systems, the best set of Boolean search strings, site flipping/X-raying techniques, interviewing techniques, all the requisite employment laws, the hottest job boards, they know how to find every "Who's Who" list and ever user group list ever created - and - they've gotten every available certification but - yet - they don't earn enough to take care of themselves and their families.

As skills go, "recruiting skills", those skills which make a Recruiter a real professional, are an invaluable set of transferable business skills to have.

Real recruiting skills have nothing to do with tricks, sleaziness, gimmicks, cheating, stealing, lying, etc.

Professional recruiting skills don't shame our profession and can stand up equal to the professional skills of any other contemporary profession.

Professional Recruiters are GREAT communicators. That's an invaluable - and a transferable - skill.

Professional Recruiters are GREAT networkers. That's another invaluable - and transferable - skill.

Professional Recruiters are GREAT interviewers. Yet another invaluable - and transferable - skill.

Professional Recruiters are GREAT quasi-technology-geeks. Still another invaluable - and transferable - skill.

Professional Recruiters have GREAT creativity. Another invaluable - and transferable - skill

There are many other soft skills which Professional Recruiters are great at demonstrating.

But, what is not great is for Professional Recruiters to starve, to lose their homes, to lose their cars, to lose their businesses, to lose their families because someone "moved their cheese" - life changed, business changed, contracts changed, managers changed, people cheated, paychecks didn't arrive.

If, in your role as a Professional Recruiter, you are not making enough money to sustain you and your family, "transfer" your transferable skills to richer venues.

While the same things which affect Professional Recruiters affect other professions, I know the recruiting industry best so, I've decided to start here by advocating a mindset for "The Entrepreneurial Recruiter" - that group of Professional Recruiters who don't wait for opportunities but, who with an entrepreneur's mind, seek them out, create them, "RECRUIT" them...

Vincent Wright
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Comment by Pat Licata on August 2, 2012 at 11:13pm
Comment by Faisal Javed on November 21, 2008 at 5:40pm
Hi Vincent,

Great Idea to create this group, update me what we can do in such a bad economic condition to keep our business running...

Comment by Mark Schnitzer on September 25, 2008 at 11:58am
Thanks Vincent. It will be fun to see how many people "get" that professional MLM is just recruiting with long-term residual income.

Mark Schnitzer
Professional Network Marketer and Trainer
Comment by Toni Buccarelli on September 25, 2008 at 11:24am
You are amazing! Thanks for the invite - looks like a good group of gurus!.
Comment by Jim Canto on September 25, 2008 at 11:19am
Great group. I live this daily. The Medical Staffing Exchange is the evolution of this Entrepreneurial Recruiter's vision. More information can be found on my page here. Thank you, Vincent, for creating this group.
Comment by Susan Kang Nam on September 25, 2008 at 8:22am
Hello Vincent -

great to connect with you via Facebook and so many various sites. I look forward to learning more about your group here at RBC.

Best ~

Comment by Achyut Menon on September 24, 2008 at 9:38pm
Hi Vincent-I like the concept you proposed-and itsnt a surprise we see so many members within 3hours;-)! Am keen to be part of this evolution.

Are we talking about making things happen within the realm of recruitment only?Do you think 'global migration of professionals' and the opportunities for recruiters-would be an avenue we could explore?

Comment by Jerry Albright on September 24, 2008 at 7:41pm
Hello from Indiana! I love this profession and am quite open to anything that might come up out here!
Comment by Eric Forrer on September 24, 2008 at 7:37pm
Time to make hay and look for new markets and avenues. I'm looking forward to a collective brainstorm.

Comment by Cherese DeJesus on September 24, 2008 at 6:35pm
Hi Vincent,

Thank you for the invitation to engage...Looking forward to it.

Cheers to the Entrepreneurial spirit!


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