Perspectives of a New Recruiter Part 2 of 2

     I have encountered all types of people thus far in my short recruiting career.  I’ve heard people tell me that they aren’t really looking for a job because their unemployment is paying too well right now and they don’t want to give that up, no matter how good the position I am presenting to them.  I’m sure every recruiter has unlimited outrageous stories of things they’ve heard from candidates, clients, and interviews gone awry.  I have some of these same stories however they all seem to involve the people that do not get the job.  I prefer to focus on successes and how wonderful it makes me feel to not only please our clients, but to also help someone achieve a goal which is central to their quality of life.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy hearing/sharing my stories of weirdness when it comes to this profession however, I think that is another blog post altogether. 

In my opinion I work with some of the best recruiters in the business.  Bruce has been an integral part of my success.  He has served as an amazing mentor and confidant.  He has always taken the time to answer all of my questions, which must seem endless at times.  He has been in this industry a long time and loves what he does.  He helps to keep me motivated and to keep things in perspective.  He always provides words of encouragement and constructive criticism which make me a better recruiter.  Todd is another recruiter who has helped me in numerous ways as well.  He has a great report with everyone he speaks with and has also helped to mentor me.  His advice and help have been invaluable and an integral ingredient in my success.  I work with a great team and my success is a direct reflection of their skills, abilities, experience, and unending support.

To this point I think the most important lesson I have learned is this; recruiting is not easy.  It’s stressful, aggravating, tiring, at times infuriating, and taxing.  Recruiting is also fulfilling, gratifying, and a source of great pride for me personally.  You cannot be successful in this business if you are not self-motivated.  There are so many ups and downs in this profession that I feel that I’m on a rollercoaster most weeks however, it keeps me on my toes.  With everyday comes a new challenge and reward.  I love the diversity in my work and not knowing what kind of situation will arise with each ring of the telephone or e-mail in my inbox.  For me, this is where I want to be and what I want to be doing.  I am an Associate Recruiter for Experis and I’m very proud of that.

Ready to get motivated for the new year? Here’s how!

I want to start this off by saying, I did not write this. At least, not the 14 items listed. I do, however believe in the content whole heartedly. There are countless reasons to stay motivated and everyone has their own reasons to be motivated. The 14 items below can help you stay on track!

1. Condition your mind. Train yourself to think positive thoughts while avoiding negative thoughts.

2. Condition your body. It takes physical energy to take action.  Get your food and exercise budget in place and follow it like a business plan.

3. Avoid negative people. They drain your energy and waste your time, so hanging with them is like shooting yourself in the foot.

4. Seek out the similarly motivated. Their positive energy will rub off on you and you can imitate their success strategies.

5. Have goals–but remain flexible. No plan should be cast in concrete, lest it become more important than achieving the goal.

6. Act with a higher purpose.  Any activity or action that doesn’t serve your higher goal is wasted effort–and should be avoided.

7. Take responsibility for your own results. If you blame (or credit) luck, fate or divine intervention, you’ll always have an excuse.

8. Stretch past your limits on a daily basis. Walking the old, familiar paths is how you grow old. Stretching makes you grow and evolve.

9. Don’t wait for perfection; do it now! Perfectionists are the losers in the game of life.  Strive for excellence rather than the unachievable.

10. Celebrate your failures. Your most important lessons in life will come from what you don’t achieve. Take time to understand where you fell short.

11. Don’t take success too seriously. Success can breed tomorrow’s failure if you use it as an excuse to become complacent.

12. Avoid weak goals.  Goals are the soul of achievement, so never begin them with “I’ll try …” Always start with “I will” or “I must.”

13. Treat inaction as the only real failure.  If you don’t take action, you fail by default and can’t even learn from the experience.

14. Think before you speak.  Keep silent rather than express something that doesn’t serve your purpose.


    This is taken from Geoffrey James |  @Sales_Source 

2012 is right around the corner. What are you doing to prepare for the best year of your life?!?