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Mike Hayden and Will Thomson are now friends
May 6, 2013
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This group is for Virtual Recruiters. There will be those that are Independent Recruiters and also those that work virtually for a company. The discussions will focus on being more successful in a virtual environment. Group is also on LinkedInSee More
Apr 25, 2013
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Apr 24, 2013
Mike Hayden commented on Mike Hayden's blog post 'Recruiter to owner 4 years later'
"Linda, Your feedback on how this affects our clients is right on! Mike"
Apr 24, 2013
Linda Ferrante LoCicero commented on Mike Hayden's blog post 'Recruiter to owner 4 years later'
"Mike, good for you!!  I've recently done the same thing and would heartily argue that we are diluting the recruiting pool by going out on our own!  My level of ethics and integrity hasn't wavered, but now clients KNOW that the…"
Apr 24, 2013
Mike Hayden commented on Mike Hayden's blog post 'Recruiter to owner 4 years later'
"Steve,I couldn't agree with you more! I will admit in the early days of starving for business the temptation was certainly there to undercut the larger firms to earn business. The real truth was the big firms were dropping their fees extending…"
Apr 24, 2013
Steve N Odell commented on Mike Hayden's blog post 'Recruiter to owner 4 years later'
"Good luck Mike. In 40 years of business I have seen many of mine leave to do their own gig.The majority of them failed even though they produced at my firm. Even if they are successful they don't bill as much. Once YOU are doing EVERYTHING that…"
Apr 23, 2013
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Recruiter to owner 4 years later

4 years ago this month I was asked to leave one of the largest contingency recruiting firms that I’d been with for 10 years. I had reached burnout and the grace to carry struggling recruiters had ceased regardless of past success as my company went from 40 recruiters to 10 in no time. As I sent my resume out to sales gigs I had offers left and right for jobs that paid $35k-$40k plus commission to sell a widget.An independent recruiter and friend called me and reminded me that I wasn’t burned…See More
Apr 22, 2013
Mike Hayden commented on Mike Hayden's blog post 'Recruiter to owner 4 years later'
"Mitch... that's a interesting prospective, maybe a bit assumptive that when a contingency recruiter leaves a firm he or she sets up the same model that they found so highly ineffective. Nothing personal but you might be overstating…"
Apr 19, 2013
Mitch Sullivan commented on Mike Hayden's blog post 'Recruiter to owner 4 years later'
"Personally, I'm of the opinion that every time a recruiter leaves an agency to set up on their own doing pretty much the same contingency job they left behind, the recruitment gene pool becomes ever more shallower than the piss puddle of a…"
Apr 19, 2013
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Apr 19, 2013
Mike Hayden commented on Paul Slezak's blog post 'Recruiters Anonymous: I’m Living an Agency Lie, and I Need Help!'
"Sandra,  I love your comment! Brilliant...."
Apr 19, 2013
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Apr 19, 2013
Stephanie McDonald commented on Mike Hayden's blog post 'Recruiter to owner 4 years later'
"I did the same thing on January. Zero regrets as I'm too busy with work to even market myself w a website. Thanks for reminding me why I love my boss!"
Apr 18, 2013
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Recruiter to owner 4 years later

4 years ago this month I was asked to leave one of the largest contingency recruiting firms that I’d been with for 10 years. I had reached burnout and the grace to carry struggling recruiters had ceased regardless of past success as my company went from 40 recruiters to 10 in no time. As I sent my resume out to sales gigs I had offers left and right for jobs that paid $35k-$40k plus commission to sell a widget.An independent recruiter and friend called me and reminded me that I wasn’t burned…See More
Apr 18, 2013

Profile Information

Name
Mike Hayden
Location
Indianapolis
Company
Cornerstone Management Solutions
Which best describes your profession?
Independent, Recruiter, Executive
How many years have you been in the business?
10 - 14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Consumer Goods, Industrial
Website
http://www.cornerstone-ms.com
Blog
http://twitter.com/PolymerRecruits
Online profile/Homepage
http://htp://www.linkedin.com/in/cornerstonesolutions.
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cornerstonesolutions
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/PolymerRecruits
Facebook Profile
http://www.facebook.com/mhayden1

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Recruiter to owner 4 years later

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 5:00pm 7 Comments

4 years ago this month I was asked to leave one of the largest contingency recruiting firms that I’d been with for 10 years. I had reached burnout and the grace to carry struggling recruiters had ceased regardless of past success as my company went from 40 recruiters to 10 in no time. As I sent my resume out to sales gigs I had offers left and right for jobs that paid $35k-$40k plus commission to sell a widget.

An independent recruiter and friend called me and reminded me that I…

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