Have you ever felt like you’re idling in a sailboat but what you really want is a jet boat?
What some recruiters find themselves doing is “getting ready to get ready.” This is especially true after the holiday season. (That would be their sailboat).
In order to get on that jet boat, what needs to happen? Well … it varies slightly from recruiter to recruiter, but the one common thread I’ve found is that they got off course somehow, i.e., drowned in the sea of Google searches, marooned on the desert island of job boards, or ran aground on the sands of “I’ll make marketing calls tomorrow.”
My advice? Go from idling in the sailboat to speeding away in the jet boat using one simple strategy: Get back to the basics! Do them consistently (not just a couple days a week).
All top-notch recruiters ask themselves a very important question on a daily, even hourly, basis. “Is what I’m doing right now getting me closer to making a placement?” If the answer is no, they change what they’re doing. And it usually involves a PLAN.
I always teach using a Daily Activity Planner. A handwritten one. Even with today’s technology (which many get lost in), there’s something powerful about writing down something on a piece of paper. I personally love being able to check off each item as I complete it. Wow! Talk about celebrating small successes. You get to look at the end of each day and see them. You can also see what you didn’t accomplish and transfer it to the next day’s Planner.
BTW, you can download my version of the Daily Activity Planner FREE at my website
I’m going to be offering the whole folder of marketing/recruiting forms in the next day or so at a nominal price, so stay tuned.
Until next time, have a great day!