Here Be Dragons

April 26, 2010

Here be dragons, indeed. It’s been a while since I stopped to write. It’s just so strange to be SO busy yet SO unproductive at the same time but I think I am starting to ‘figure it out’.  Actually, I take that back. I can’t actually figure out anything but I can certainly see enough of what’s going on to believe it is a good idea to cultivate some business with some clients  who appreciate what we do. 

We are not unappreciative of our clients and candidates. We always knew we were working in a very difficult space but the reasons for doing it no longer outweigh the reasons for working in niches that understand the value proposition our service in general has to offer.

When it comes down to discovering long-established and valued clients are doing things people should not do to each other and brand new prospective clients are warning us with the quote above it is probably time to make a move.

If one of my favorite quotes from another recruiter is “We have to have a common goal,total trust and care about each other as people”…yet from the current clientele in general (with noted exceptions) we get signals that only a chump would value a quote like this…then I sure don’t need more clients in that ‘community’.