nges and happenstances that begin to overwhelm you.
Therefore, one way to avoid recruiting burnout would be to purchase some ballet shoes and tiptoe around any situation that portends to be stressful. In this way you can avoid recruiting burnout. Another way to avoid burnout is to learn from others who have been down the recruitment road and can tell you where the burn lies.
I welcome the stress that comes with the diversity of experiences that come and go with the job of being a recruiter. STRESS, by its nature, has good and not so good aspects--and there is the rub. Distinguishing between what alerts you to take action, retreat, freeze and re-group—will define your survivability as a recruiting professional. So, yes--by all means avoid the burn when you feel it coming but be open to take a little heat because it goes with the job.
I take the attitude of going head-on into each recruiting foray asserting my problem solving skills honed from forty years of being in the trenches of recruitment. Come what may you learn in an instant if your last decision passes muster. Some do & some don’t. Street smarts become second nature after a while—try it and continue to sharpen your skills each time you’re called upon to deliver a recruiting result...you can learn from and live by.
So, own-it—or avoid it, whatever comes your way in the job of recruitment. Learn from your mistakes (there will be many) and your successes (there better be many)—then rest-up and get-up again to take on the next challenge…come what may.…
r on the table, you need to know exactly what you want from this next job: salary, benefits, and vacation time, for example. Determine what you're willing to compromise on and what you're not -- this will help prepare you when you're offered a position."
So RBC members my question to you - what are some of the epic blunders you have witnesses in the salary negotiation area? As a recruiter have you been able to impact these situations to make hire? How many recruiters out there actually handle the salary negotiations?…