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As a 31 year Recruiting veteran, solely speaking for myself, I worry about the same issues you brought up and will say one thing about recruiting. Once acquiring the basic skills (which we attempt to improve upon throughout our recruiting lives) understanding the rules and strategy of the placement/sale game it really comes down to one thing. Frustration tolerance. How much can you take?
You find out, in time, that all you control in this business is your own effort. You're responsible to people, but not for them. Tons of things happen outside your control with candidates and clients in, especially rough economic times as the uncovered opportunities happen fewer and farther between. No matter what, you only control you and your response to all adversity.
So how much pain can you take getting to the reward? IMO, it's why 9 out of 10 new recruiters are out of the business within 6 months of starting. Frustration tolerance isn't in our chemical make-up, we're more pleasure oriented. So much of recruiting is making those phone calls every day no matter how you emotionally/physically feel. Being pushed or falling down the stairs--getting back up climbing them again. Not many are mentally equipped to handlle it.…