I see it in the slumping gaits of commuters.
I see it in the desperate eyes of recruiters.
I see it in the headlines about thousand dollar trash cans.
I do not fear because I walk tall, I am confident, and I do not read the news.
I Sudoku.

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship. ~Louisa May Alcott

Truthfully I read the news but also read other news. It's easy to be caught up in the contagion if you don't know the other side's view. No, I am not afraid.

Wall Street turns to Wail Street yet five hedge fund leaders each earned more than $1B in salary for 2007. They are not afraid; they are fearless, confident, knowledgeable and dismiss the herd.

As recruiters, we need to be equally fearless, confident, knowledgeable and dismissive of the herd. Let the herd walk sullenly around complaining about the dearth of openings and My oh, my, no one's calling me back!.

Let the Biggest Herd Member hunker down to be followed by their minions. I'll try and pick them up but if they are weak and can no longer stand, there is only one thing to do: Let them perish.

I am not afraid for I know the truth.

There are companies where money is being made. Credit may be short but products and services are being sold. People are working on new projects and are excited about the work they are doing. Their organizations are hiring but are doing so quietly. Amidst the tsunami of resumes and perfect candidates are relationships built over time.

These are my relationships and I recruit as if I am a shareholder.

The sun has never set on recruiting but the eclipse is your own. Don't be afraid anymore.

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Comment by Dave Graziano on January 27, 2009 at 4:46pm
"A dude with a pencil is worse than a cat with a machine gun."

Bo Diddley
Comment by Steve Levy on January 27, 2009 at 4:53pm
Which is why he wrote songs and played his guitar like a weapon...
Comment by Steve Levy on January 27, 2009 at 8:03pm
KarenM reposted without the marketing element

yes indeed..
My comment to this.. it was Ignorance that got us here in the first place, and it will be ignorance that will extend the length of this mess.

Keep up to date with what is happening, be aware, and utilize the information to create a game plan for your business.

Remember you may have to consider diverting your recruiting skills or desk to another field, but you will not be able to know what field is doing well or which isn't if one isn't aware to what is happening in the market.

Karen M / HireCentrix
Comment by Steve Levy on January 27, 2009 at 8:30pm
Karen's post in response to my deleting her marketing element just received a pink slip


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