ctual line was "I am looking for self motivated, free thinking, entrepreneurial, hard workers, who, with tact, never quit"...
Also, not afraid to talk to people directly and tell them what the real situation is, good or bad. Open to learning even after a long career. Positive, almost to a fault. Humble even when successful. Honest, with themselves especially. And better at listening than talking....anyone can talk. Not everyone can listen, and hear.
Oh, and this is Noel....posted after approving new members!…
r than no $$$ coming in..Plus it may help rebuild your confidence.. Also the stimulous packages will start hitting the various states and they will be a tremendous demand for civil engineers, contractors etc.. try networking on Linkedin.com ..
Hope this helps a bit!! I am on Linkedin ,,,,
When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit -
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.…
to agree with you and reinforce an end of the world, "it can't be done" "it doesn't work" blaming everything from internal recruiter to technology to being in the wrong industry.
Over and over many of us have made suggestions to you to try and help you pick yourself up, get over the negative vibes that you are putting out like a tidal wave of poor me I can't.
Every time positive suggestions are made to you they are met with, "YES, BUT" and you launch into the same reasons for failure, the end of the TPR'S industry.
There comes a time when all of us have to quit coming up with reasons why we can't that don't have a basis in external forces beyond our control or the world is ending so I'll keep doing what I have been doing, it's all going down in flames.
You are an experienced recruiter. You didn't get that experience by whining because something didn't work. Positive suggestions don't seem to have helped so ,as I do with friends, family, candidates and recruiters who have gotten into a spiral of self defeating behavior. It's time to kick your butt, tell you to grab your ass, pick yourself up, get over it and go. If you simply can't then perhaps it's time for a motivational seminar, professional career counseling where you can be coached, motivated, redirected whatever will work. Make some changes, mostly in your attitude. Don't reinforce a loser mentality by continually looking for any opportunity to predict the end of the world.
All of us cause to happen what we fear the most. So all I am saying to you at this point is ,"quit it!". Quit with the negative, quit with the whining, quit making 100 calls a day if it isn't working, quit working for companies with internals who are screwing you, quit worrying about what is going to happen in five years. Any of us can get run over by a Bus tomorrow so worry about finding a company with a job they need to fill and go fill it. Make a placement. So what if it's harder, so what if it isn't the same as it used to be.
Sitting around convincing yourself that companies don't have to, don't need to and won't pay recruiting fees is wrong. They do, they are and they will. You are hearing from recruiter after recruiter who are telling you we are busy, making money, picking up new clients. You are an experienced recruiter there is no reason you can't do the the same if you will force yourself to reevaluate what and how and with whom you are working. I think it's always a choice to fail or not.
@steve I am not bashing the phone or being on it. All I am saying to Bill is if making 100 cold calls a day like a trained monkey is not working make 10 quality calls a day. If a client wants an engineer from one of five companies and none of those will move, there is another engineer just like one of those from another company somewhere that the client will consider if they need an engineer.…