You spent all your life savings, mortgaged your home, borrowed from a bank and opened up a Staffing company. You are searching for a Senior Recruiter. Would you hire YOU? If your entire business depended on the recruiting abilities of one person, would you hire YOU to be that person?

Somehow, somewhere and for some reason, you chose to be a recruiter. It offered an excellent earning potential. You got excited and showed up to work. In the beginning, you were very teachable. You were so eager to learn. You picked the brains of experienced recruiters. You researched on the internet. You may have even read a book or two about recruiting. Then something bad happened! You had little success. All of a sudden, you thought you know all there is to know about recruiting! You stopped learning and .... doing.

Doing what needs to be done is what makes any career a success. When you know you should work on that tough requirement but choose to update your facebook profile, would you hire YOU? When you know you should be more thorough in your screening but choose to submit the resume anyway to your client, would you hire YOU? When you know there are passive candidates that are waiting to be contacted, but you choose to submit the first resume that comes your way, would you hire YOU? When there is a training that could upgrade your skills but you think you know it all, would you hire YOU? When a company faces a big recruiting challenge, would you hire YOU to be the solution?

It's the man in the mirror that determines the level of success we obtain in our profession. What is that mirror saying when we are going through our daily work routine? Good job, can be better or... you're fired?

It's time to put our fears, excuses and self-imposed limitations aside. It's time to excel. It's time to be the type of recruiter where if your company needed to keep only one person and fire the rest, YOU would be the one standing!

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Comment by Jerry Albright on December 3, 2008 at 9:21am
Nice post Tirtis! I am one of the folks here that encourages everyone to "make an offer" to themselves. I did that myself about 10 years ago and have never looked back.

So each day not only do I have to see myself in the mirror - I see my children at the breakfast table which motivates me even more!

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