Yep. Just had to say that. It pains me greatly. But what else can we do?
I'm sure many of you are (hopefully) off-the-hook BUSY! I am absolutely thankful to be in the position I find myself in.
But can we - more importantly - should we take on every new search that comes our way if we're too busy? I've decided it's better to let a potential client know we're simply not in a position to entertain a new search with them. I've done this twice now. This week.
Why go through the process (hopefully yours is very thorough) knowing you most likely will not be able to follow through? I expect a lot from my clients. And they get a lot. Why set them up with an expectation of service knowing you won't be delivering?
I've also had some very good recruiters connect with me in the past few weeks. Each sounded very much on the ball. They had some openings that (if we had the time) we could fill. But as things stand now - I've had to say "Sorry.....but we just can't help you now".
Wow. Not sure where I'm going with this....but I've been in the office since 6:30 and think it's time to pack it in. (But I probably won't.....)