Recruiting takes a holiday – leverage your position!

Woo-Hoo – a Holiday, Right? I mean, you’re probably thinking about staying up all night Sunday (probably trying some Jello Shot recipes) watching the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon and closing Monday afternoon out with a BBQ.

I don’t blame you. Before I was a big biller that’s how I spent my holiday time, too.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be having my BBQ on Monday, but let me inject a little perspective on this “holiday” thing.

I learned something about holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Christmas and Thanksgiving…. Yes, the time I spend with my family is what I live for. In fact, you could say they ARE the reason I work so hard. And you know what? I’d bet dollars to doughnuts most of you feel the same way.

Which is why if you had to work on a holiday instead of being with your family, you’d probably be pretty angry – well, at least there’s a better than average chance you would. But I don’t know, do you think you would be angry enough that if a recruiter called you, you would be more receptive to hearing about a new opportunity?

Is that a light going on in that Jello fogged head of yours? (okay - maybe YOUR head isnt' Jello fogged...)

Here’s another interesting thing about holidays. Most of the time receptionists (aka, GATEKEEPERS) have the day off too. Busy companies then have two options for phone coverage: 1. A voicemail system (I can hear Maureen Sharib cracking her knuckles at the thought of it). 2. Whatever disgruntled schmuck that HAS to work in the office that happens to be home. You know, the one who hasn’t been thoroughly trained on how NOT to give you names and information.

So I hope you have a nice time on Monday – you deserve the break. After I sleep in, have a nice leisurely breakfast and spend 3 or 4 hours in my home office taking ADVANTAGE of a sleeping corporate America, I’ll head out to the pool and BBQ with the family.

That’s how I’ll be spending my extra day off. Sure I sound a little sarcastic about it, but that's because I KNOW you are in the top 1% of recruiters in this business..... or you sincerely want to be.


Art Pitcher

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Comment by Art Pitcher on August 28, 2008 at 11:31am
After writing this, I came across this *GREAT* post!


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