ession [many?] people do this [post a link next to their name and picture at, for example, LI] to get their name in lights.
What I think is particularly strange is when someone with a background that has depth to it does this when instead they could be starting their on flavor of conversation like the group here does.
Anyway, thank you again.
Sorry I could not run with your 'veteran' idea- I got my start by picking a field in which many companies pay recruitment fees and have stuck to that modus operandi ever since.
No one is going to pay a fee for an ex-artillery guy so specializing in veteran recruitment makes no sense to me; I prefer to be where there are lots of job orders floating around.
On the other hand, all my retained searches have been with companies outside of my usual circles; these were a consequence of our having been consulting to them and the CEO would bring up the need for a key person so we'd add that to the consulting mix.
The only link between my recruiting and my being a veteran is that one of my niches is Healthcare since I was an army medic so I know the language, culture, etc. making it easy to gain credibility from the start when I am dealing with hospitals and their candidate pool.