Throughout my career as an executive recruiter I have been asked many times what exactly do you do. Of course there is the marketing to obtain new business and there is the sourcing of qualified candidates. Next is matching the needs of the client to the needs of the candidate and checking references. Hopefully the placement follows and everyone is happy. After giving that some additional thought I realized that as a recruiter I change the lives of the clients and the candidates I work with. I have watched candidate careers go from loss prevention manager to director or vice present level and I have seen hiring managers and supervisors gain some additional quality of life when a placed candidate excels and succeeds.
As we come full force into the holiday season it is a good time to reflect and give thanks for all that has been done to make someone’s life better. While it is better to give and do rather than receive we do receive when we give.