During this holiday season please remember that friends do not let friends get drunk and sing Christmas Karaoke.

 

For some smiles let's play you know you are a recruiter if...

 

You know you are a recruiter if you go to a party, meet a new person ,when they tell you what they do for a living you ask them how long they have been there.  If it's less than a year you immediately think..not recruitable yet, then ask them how long they worked for the commpany they were with previously.

 

You know you are a recruiter if someone tells you their brother in law does something with computers and you spend the next twenty minutes asking them if he ever mentioned anything about java j2EE, apache, rational rose and forty other buzzwords they never heard of and you write the brother in laws name on a cocktail napkin but can't remeber the guys name you were talking to.

 

You know you are a recruiter if you are introduced to someone who is an executive at a company you have been trying to work with for two years  and you take party chit chat to the level of stalking and keep arranging to head to the bar everytime the guy goes for a drink.

 

You know you are a recruiter if you are calling potential clients to find out when the Xmas party is so you can figure out a way to crash it or at least hang out in the lobby of the hotel where it's being held.

 

Any one care to add some contributions that come to mind?

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Comment by Steven G. Davis on December 19, 2011 at 11:32am

If you leave your Business Card on the condiment rack at every restuarant  table you go to ( my kids cringe every time I do it) , and hate to admit this one, but leave my card in bathroom stalls and on top of the urinals and lastly, every bulletin board that I pass by.

Comment by Darryl Dioso on December 19, 2011 at 12:06pm

You know you are recruiter when you get candidates calling saying "Can you get me a job?" *Sigh* Is it the Holidays yet? 

Comment by Elvie Pope on December 19, 2011 at 12:32pm

@Steven, seriously you do that? No wonder your name rings a bell...just kidding.  The downside to leaving your business card everywhere is that you get all sorts of telemarketers calling you.

Comment by Sandra McCartt on December 19, 2011 at 12:46pm

Aha, now i know who is writing on the bathroom walls, "For a good job call Steven"

 

@Darryl repeat after me,  "Absolutely i can get you a job them minute one of my clients needs somebody with your background, but right now and until probably mid January it's pretty slow so have a Merry Christmas, opps gotta run my other line is ringing, Happy New Year"

 

@Elvie, you know you are a recruiter when you start to interview those telemarketers..."Wait, wait i don't think i want what you are selling but tell me, you must get a lot of rejection, have you ever thought about being a recruiter?"

Comment by Elvie Pope on December 19, 2011 at 12:51pm

Thanks, Sandra...what a great idea!  I never thought of that.

Comment by Sandra McCartt on December 19, 2011 at 1:06pm

It drives them crazy, particularly if they are reading from a script and the call is being recorded to try and trap one into agreeing to buy something.

Comment by Bill Schultz on December 19, 2011 at 1:21pm

You know you are a recruiter when you uses objection/rebuttal tactics on your family.  

Comment by Amy Ala on December 19, 2011 at 1:39pm

You know you are a recruiter when your children struggle with how to explain your job to their friends and teachers... and when they do you sound curiously like a pimp.

Comment by Jeremy Kersten on December 19, 2011 at 1:51pm
@ Amy. Lol
Comment by Amy Ala on December 19, 2011 at 1:55pm

@Jeremy true story... when my oldest daughter was maybe 7 or 8 I had moved from traditional staffing to a perm placement role and I overheard her say "my mom used to rent people out now she just sells 'em" You can't make this stuff up... lol

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