Sometimes we recruiters forget that looking for a job is the hardest thing

As the days go by, no one returns your calls, when no one cares to reply to your emails; once again you curse the idiot of a boss who let you go from your most recent job. The guy who told you the company could do without you.  Aaarrgghhh.

As you climb the ladder in the organization, as you move up the pyramid towards the top, as you get bigger responsibilities and tougher challenges, as you also consequently enjoy a bigger pay cheque, so will the risk of being at the wrong place at the wrong time suddenly become very real.

If you’re looking for real advice from someone who’s been on both sides of the table, then look no further and visit the links below!

1. Why headhunters don’t return your calls >>
2. Losing a candidate to a counteroffer >>
3. How to make a headhunter hate you >>
4. Should I trust my gut when hiring people? >>
5. What to do when the headhunter calls you >>
6. Candidates on bad blind dates >>

{{The three most stressful life events according to psychologists are, in order, getting married, buying a home and looking for a job. I have been on both sides of that coin and I know what sort of horse manure you have to swim through to get a job — any job. It’s a painful and scary process no matter what your pedigree is. I have had it pretty lucky.

I made it I guess. I am solvent, have money in the bank, a roof over my head, and am with an excellent company doing what I love. Sometimes I get emails sent to me … I am pretty easy to find. Most are saying thank you for writing about this or that, and it makes me smile. I’ve gotten hate mail, too. I was even threatened with a lawsuit, which was fun, from thin-skinned folks who are afraid of the truth.}}

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