My Parents Wanted Me to Be a Recruiter…

My parents (mostly my mom) put a huge emphasis on school.  Although neither of them graduated from post-secondary, they both regarded school as the ticket to a better life.  Instead of going out with friends or participating in extracurricular activities, they wanted me (and my siblings) to study, study and then study some more.  They…

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The Importance of Networking

As a recruiter, I meet a lot of people.  I meet with clients, potential clients, candidates and those looking for advice on their career.  Other than the last group, it is typically me who is reaching out to these different individuals asking for their time.  Many times, my call or email is ignored – not…

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Why Have I Remained in Search?

When I got into recruiting in 2000, I thought I would do it for a couple years and then get a real job. I went to school for business and always aspired to do something in finance. Although I don’t use much of what I learned from all the finance and accounting courses I took in school,…

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