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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,
+1-860-967-0931 | SKYPE = MyLinkedinPowerForum


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Comment by Tony E. on November 3, 2008 at 4:06pm

I am a new member and wanted to take some time to introduce myself. As always I look forward to growing my business network. If anyone needs help please let me know. Also view my linkedin profile at my e-mail is Thanks again... Anthony
Comment by Jay Perreault 202-596-5411 on May 18, 2008 at 7:36pm
I am glad to be a part of this group. How do I know if someone I am speaking with is a good referral for you? Please tell me a bit about yourself and your line of business.

I have been involved in recruitment since the fall of 2000 having enjoyed recruiting for multiple disciplines. I believe that the team is only as strong as the newest member so the idea of knowledge transfer is mandatory for proper succession planning. I have been able to adapt to the following models: contract, contract to hire, corporate as well as long term consultancy arrangements for hard to find and sought after skill sets through out the Washington DC market as well as for the national basis for a select few industries.

If you are aware of top IT talent who might be looking for long term consultancy engagements or direct hire opportunities, please feel free to help point them in my direction. Feel free to share my contact information of Jay Perreault, 302-858-7522 or

Thanks- it’s good to know you,

Comment by Patrick Forney on May 12, 2008 at 8:29am
Overweight, old, cranky POS expert searching for a contract position on East Coast. BK, Jack in the Box, Denny's, Home Depot, MODCOMP (18 years) experience with great references.
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Comment by James Zimbardi on May 2, 2008 at 9:38pm
Hi Everyone! I would love to network with you to help individuals make a financial transition when they are in a career transition. My company specializes in helping make a career transition smooth from a financial perspective by connecting with recruiters and headhunters. I am looking forward to connecting with you all.

Warm Regards,

James Zimbardi
Senior Partner
Allgen Financial Services, Inc.

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Comment by Nicole on April 30, 2008 at 8:40pm
Im glad to be a part of the forum!
Comment by Kelley Pearson Nicastro on April 11, 2008 at 6:55am
We specialize in executive search for the food industry. Looking forward to connecting with you!
Comment by Mikkel Niess on April 11, 2008 at 4:15am
If you need any help recruiting in Europe specially Denmark. Please contackt me or invite me on LinkedIn. I will do what I can to help you.
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Comment by Corey Keizer on April 8, 2008 at 8:03pm
Hello everyone,

I found my way here through somehow. I'm looking to connect with other recruiters to share expertise and resources!

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