You know what? Recruiters suck at finding themselves work. We give out great job hunting advice to complete strangers but the ugly truth is that we struggle finding a job too.
Every time I tell somebody I’m a Recruiter, they want help finding a job. And there I am with arms crossed listening attentively while they prattle about job prospecting hardships.
Yet, the sick sad reality if I lost my job, I’d do the same thing every unemployed Tom, Dick and Harry has done. I’d be at prayer breakfasts, praying to God, “Why me?” “Why me!” Then I’d be on the prowl at networking events, ferociously emailing resumes, and stalking anyone that had a job. A complete utter nuisance to anyone gainfully
Why can’t we take our own advice on networking, writing resumes and interviewing? It’s the same reason why Doctors are unhealthy, Divorce Attorneys are divorced, Financial Planners are penniless and Accountants owe taxes.
We may be experts in our field but were not immune to the chaotic pitfalls of society, relationships and our economy. And, Recruiters are not bulletproof when it comes to finding a job.
The fact is Recruiters find people for jobs. So if you are still looking for a recruiting gig, then keep working. Keep talking to people and helping them find a job. In the end, that is all that matters
because that is what you’re good at doing.