For the most of us, the end of the year signifies an opportunity to think, reflect, and remember the life lessons, events, and topics that demanded our attention over the last 12 months. And professionals within the Human Resource and Recruiting industry are no exception. I think that I can speak for everyone that 2009 was a year many businesses, job seekers, and people in general would like to forget. In short, 2009 pretty much sucked. I'd like to think we are better for it. I'm certainly a believer in that saying that good things don't come easy and 2009 was more than a pain in my ass.