nted to use that phrase) and drawers galore. My desk is my command post and center that holds what I need even if I don't need it at the moment...it's all there just in case.
So it's not the "one thing" but thee thing that holds and carries all my things that enable me to do my thing...my phone, computer, printer, calculator, calendar, fax (when it works), notes, files, folders, old rolodex, a portable fan, photos of family, friends and critters I know or know of; paperweights, pen gift sets and mugs--business cards, office supplies, etc.
The general clutter at first glance soon gives way to recognizable books, manuals, mags, clippings, napkin notes and a deflated balloon. Some lucky charms like loaded dice and Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner figurines adorn my desk. What is interesting is that within my clutter I know what lies 4-6 items deep…because I put stuff in a place I always come back to…my DESK.
ay me back 200 or 300K? I don't think so. At least I wouldn't do it if I were you. But that's really the deal being worked out each time a senior recruiter joins another firm. You've got to start from scratch, dig up some clients and make a placement.
Now if you go into a corporate setting the rules and compensation all change. I don't know that world so can't speak about that.
Don't mean to tell you what to do since we don't know each other. I just really love the "free range staffing artist" approach to this whole world and the barrier to entry isn't anything like it was 20 years ago. I remember the agency were I started. Huge file drawers kept under lock and key. Telephone bills were thousands of dollars a month. Client names and phone numbers were much harder to come by.......
Today the vast majority of all that stuff is readily available for us all.
P.S. Yes - I'm opinionated. :) Just thought to maybe use this topic to get a few others maybe also in the same sitch to think about whether they really need an agency to get restarted or if it's time to do their own thing.
Kids change the dynamics though! I know exactly where you are with 3 here at home!
Best of luck!…