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Some of the very best professional Recruiters I know have not been able to maximize opportunities which their skills suggest they should have. In other words, they are good at recruiting but, they are starving. And they are starving not because they are bad people but because they keep doing the same things the same way - - - going from job req to candidate to job req to candidate, ad infinitum.

This phenomenon is very much like the proverbial "starving artist" syndrome in the arts world. The requisite skills are there in abundance but, "financial abundance" hasn't shown up in their lives. They know everybody in the business, they know how to write keyword-rich job descriptions, they know the most current Applicant Tracking Systems, the best set of Boolean search strings, site flipping/X-raying techniques, interviewing techniques, all the requisite employment laws, the hottest job boards, they know how to find every "Who's Who" list and every user group list ever created - and - they've gotten every available certification but - yet - they don't earn enough to take care of themselves and their families.

As skills go, "recruiting skills", those skills which make a Recruiter a real professional, are an invaluable set of transferable business skills to have.

Real recruiting skills have nothing to do with tricks, sleaziness, gimmicks, cheating, stealing, lying, etc.

Professional recruiting skills don't shame our profession and can stand up equal to the professional skills of any other contemporary profession.

Professional Recruiters are GREAT communicators. That's an invaluable - and a transferable - skill.

Professional Recruiters are GREAT networkers. That's another invaluable - and transferable - skill.

Professional Recruiters are GREAT interviewers. Yet another invaluable - and transferable - skill.

Professional Recruiters are GREAT quasi-technology-geeks. Still another invaluable - and transferable - skill.

Professional Recruiters have GREAT creativity. Another invaluable - and transferable - skill

There are many other soft skills which Professional Recruiters are great at demonstrating.

But, what is not great is for Professional Recruiters to starve, to lose their homes, to lose their cars, to lose their businesses, to lose their families because someone "moved their cheese" - life changed, business changed, contracts changed, managers changed, people cheated, paychecks didn't arrive.

If, in your role as a Professional Recruiter, you are not making enough money to sustain you and your family, "transfer" your transferable skills to richer venues.

While the same things which affect Professional Recruiters affect other professions, I know the recruiting industry best so, I've decided to start here by advocating a mindset for "The Entrepreneurial Recruiter" - that group of Professional Recruiters who don't wait for opportunities but, who with an entrepreneur's mind, seek them out, create them, "RECRUIT" them...


+Thanks, and Keep STRONG!!

+Vincent Wright,
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Comment by Vincent Wright on July 28, 2017 at 8:15pm

Hirers can't be really good at firing unless they're bad at hiring.

Comment by Vincent Wright on February 28, 2016 at 7:46am

Why bash all recruiters as if all recruiters are the same? That's like all recruiters bashing all candidates as if THEY are all the same. They AREN'T all the same.

Comment by Vincent Wright on December 9, 2015 at 7:38pm

Hey, Recruiters!  Why do you keep blaming my age on ME?  *I* didn't do anything wrong! :-) 

Comment by JobSeekers on July 15, 2015 at 1:45am

Recruiterese, the language of recruiters and recruiting, is conceived to help those involved in recruiting MAXIMIZE their recruiting opportunities - the RIGHT way! The right way is the PROFESSIONAL way! And the professional way is heavily dependent on COMMUNICATION and LANGUAGE skills!

Comment by Chris Pehura on February 23, 2015 at 12:30pm

To all in the group,

I am seeking to work for an organization that shares my vision and values.

I believe data with visionary leadership drives organizations, leaders, and human capital to establish a unique competitive advantage. Data helps you understand your current reality - your customers, your industry, and your human capital. Data helps you proactively act to stay ahead of the competition.

The right data drives innovation, growth, and profit faster than your competition in industries that are highly competitive, regulated, and commoditized. I keep you ahead of your competition through data driven operational excellence, data as a financial asset, and data as an executive priority. My background covers financial, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.

I am seeking to work for an organization that shares my vision and values for maintaining competitive advantage through data.

If you have any ideas or just want to talk please reach out to me at

Respectfully submitted by

Chris Pehura

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