I read a really interesting post last week by Bill Schultz, a professional recruiter. His post is titled Big Placement Hangover, and he talks about the emotions he went through when he made a big placement (which means, he made a lot of money when the candidate got placed).
You think the job search is an emotional roller coaster for you?
It is for recruiters, too. They are dealing with much of the same stuff you are, but they also have to deal with their clients’ politics (stuff you don’t want to touch with a ten foot pole!).
Read his post to get a sense of what I’m talking about… he talks the emotions he went through on this ride, including validation, elation, regret, annoyance, emptiness, worry, and getting back to normal.
See, you aren’t alone in this emotional ride!
Then, check out Sandra McCartt’s comment, where she talks about being so drained while navigating a placement that she needs to take an entire week off just to get back to functional.
Why am I sharing this?
As a job seeker we feel we are ALONE, and unique. We feel a bunch of emotions daily, and it is hard and draining.
Working with recruiters can be hard, and misleading, and confusing. I want to share how it works with you, and what they go through. Understanding them, their mechanics, their challenges, what makes them tick, and what they are bogged down with, can help you be a better candidate for them.
Geesh, this makes me want to email a recruiter and give them well-wishes for the day!