Yes… I guess you can call me the minority. How often to you come across a Recruiter who has worked in the Staffing Industry for almost 10 years… all while working in one organization. This is unheard of in any industry let alone staffing.

Sure it gets frustrating when an associate calls in sick 5 minutes after their shift began or after days of negotiating back and forth you finally convince your client that your candidate is worth an extra $5K, only to have your candidate accept a counter offer from their current employer. If you don’t end up pulling out all your hair or alternatively taking up the addictive habit of smoking then you must not be normal. The turnover rate in this industry is unimaginable. Who enjoys having their customers yell at you when a temporary associate messes up their filing system or an employee freaking out because their pay wasn’t deposited on time? It is all about how you handle it. Take it with a grain of salt and move on … Positive thinking (and a whole lot of determination) gets me through the hurdles and allows me see the big picture. Why am I doing this again?

As long as I take the good with the bad while keeping everything in perspective, I have always found that the positives outweigh the negatives. Like a candidate who remembers you years after you have placed them and sends you a hand written note out of the blue thanking you for changing their life. Or that client who was so happy with the service they received, they offer you a job with their organization.

Ultimately, I am here to connect people. Helping people is my passion, as simple as it sounds. We find ourselves in an era where tools such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have become powerhouses in the online world that link people together. As a Recruiter, I constantly tweak and adjust my recruiting approach to reflect the changing marketplace while intelligently utilizing these tools in order to achieve maximum results and ultimately fruitful connections.

Shape up or ship out as they say. I live for change and there is never a boring moment in the recruiting world...Now I remember why I love my job.

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Comment by Alex Putman on December 16, 2009 at 1:35pm
Well stated! I hope you have many more years ahead!

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