The Season of Being Thankful

  • Savannah Higgins
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That time of the year is here again! It’s the time when we all take a step back from our busy lives to look at everything that makes us grateful – it’s Thanksgiving. Whether it’s friends we’ve known since grade school, family we lean on during tough times, or the freedom granted to us in this beautiful country of ours, we all have many things for which to be thankful; however, one thing in particular comes to mind that I believe can be overshadowed at times.  We have the power of the robust job market and its implicit potential to help us achieve our dreams and create the life we want to live. Working with a recruiter can help fast track this process and act as a catalyst for our careers. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re fresh out of college, five to ten years into your career, or recently retired and looking to stay busy…working with a recruiter is one of the best tools available to us as professionals. Now, I may be a bit biased since I currently work in recruiting; however, there was a time when I was on the other side of the equation, and there were so many positive things I experienced by leveraging the partnership of my recruiter.  

At the end of the day, recruiters can be your biggest advocate because, let’s be honest, in today’s world, it’s important to have someone looking out for you! Whether they are helping you get your foot in the door at your dream company, making sure you are as prepared as possible when walking into an interview, or giving you feedback on things to work on if the interview doesn’t land you the job in the end, I think having a recruiter as a resource can be invaluable. Not only can they provide guidance in applying for the most viable jobs, but they can also become life-long friends, which has become my favorite part of this industry. It’s funny how some of the professionals you interface with can end up joining your circle of family and friends, or even act as a support system in your personal life during times of hardship. That relationship can become so powerful that not only does it benefit your career and growth as a professional, it also can benefit your growth as an individual and help you become a better person.  

The world we live in is constantly changing and evolving. Whether it’s the presence of social media or the powerful new artificial intelligence programs at our fingertips, there are so many ways to tap into today’s job market; however, I believe nothing is more powerful than developing a relationship and working with the right recruiter to help you achieve your long-term career goals. This is the perfect time of the year to take a step back and truly be thankful for the relationships – be they recruiters, friends, or mentors – that can assist us in our professional journey. All it takes is a conversation.  Trust me, you’ll be thankful you did!