About - Recruiter’s View

Sooner or later, everything in real life influences the jobs markets. So, our topics here range all over the place.

In our search to discover and share what’s really going on, we are particularly trying to answer the questions:

  • Where will jobs be created (and why?)
  • Where will jobs be destroyed (and why?)

This is my commentary on what I see and what I think it means.

People sometimes ask my opinion, because they assume a Recruiter’s activity can be a useful indicator.

And in fact, it’s true that I can pick up on changes in the business environment months ahead of the published numbers.

Understanding the implications of those changes is the trick. Daily conversations with business leaders give me the equivalent of perpetual survey results. And talking to candidates is the perfect reality check.

Ultimately, then, my evaluation is largely formed as an extension of what many, many others have been kind enough to share with me.

So, when you think I’ve got it wrong, I encourage you to tell me what you see from your side of the mountain.

We’re all trying to figure this out together.

Thanks for being a part of our effort!


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Employment Weather Report, Fall 2010


The seasons are changing again in the Jobs Markets. Employers and Candidates are re-evaluating. Coming out of a rugged summer, many indexes are unimpressive. Negative news stories have become boringly repetitive. Gold continues to climb to new highs. Political Silly Season is in full bloom. Politicians strive to make new and exciting promises to an…

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Sign Of The Times


A candidate reports this story from his job search… “The local Unemployment Office has finally responded to my application for a position. I applied to them back in January, in case I couldn’t find anything else. “They are desperate for help. They are swamped with people coming in to file for unemployment. The office here…

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The Association Letter


Candidates fighting ambivalent employers and low-ball pay plans have a new option. Better than merely stringing together contract work, it is possible to create your own employment by moving higher up the food chain. Here’s some of my letter to the Employment Assistance arm of a national association. We are seeing a distinct uptick in…

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