Not because of their sunny personalities and positive outlook (although lots of them have that too), or because they’ll supply you with a raft of recession-beating stars (although they might). But because you can pretty much guarantee that they’re having a worse time than you are. That might not sound very nice, but it definitely puts your own problems in context. I took one out for a coffee this week, partly for the usual reason I like to meet recruiters – to get a flavour of what else is going on in the market. As I think I’ve mentioned before, I think recruiters are great for this because they’re always chatting to people in the industry, so they tend to have a good overview. As I’ve also mentioned, I’m usually a terrible client for recruiters, because I hardly ever bung any business their way. But this time, for once, I did actually have a specific role to talk about...[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]
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