It is the start of a new week for us recruiters. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Can you guess what I did? Yes- for the fourth time in the last month I ranked leaves once again. Well at least I had some help from my son, but it got me thinking about something. Raking leaves is a lot like recruiting in that at times it appears the job is never done. As you are packing up the last bag you turn around and already see the next batch beginning to accumulate. Sure there is a sense of satisfaction when a placement is made, but that is for the instant and then it is back to the grind. What would it even feel like for a recruiter to have the job done? Is there even such a thing? If anything I suppose it really reinforces the importance of goal setting. As goals are achieved there is a great sense of satisfaction to be found there and often those very same goals have a direct impact on the position of your desk. So what goals do you have set for this week? Are you on pace to hit them?

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.  The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
Earl Nightingale

Make it a great week recruiters and don’t shy away from what might feel like the small jobs (ie: raking leaves). Always give your best and remember what they say- take care of the little jobs the best that you can and the bigger ones will tend to take care of themselves.

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