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4 Recruiting Tips You Need When You Can't Even

4 Recruiting Tips You Need When You Can't Even
From Recruiter - October 21, 2016

If youre arecruiter, chances are youre a people person. You love meeting new people and getting to know them. Working with others to help them find career or hiring success is what gets you out of bed every morning.

But then there are those days when you cant even. Those days when every client is particularly needy and every candidate is seriously flaky can make even the best recruiters momentarily rethink their career choices. While it might not seem like it at the time, there are ways to survive these days.

Here are four recruiting tips to help you out on days when the stress is getting to be too much:

1. Go to Your Happy Place

Unexpected stress becomes exponentially worse when youre already burnt out. Being tired or stretched thin means even the littlest things get on your nerves. A major cause of burnout for employeesincluding recruitersis not taking time to recharge. A 2016 study by Staples Business Advantage found that 28 percent of employees feel stressed because they dont take breaks throughout the day.

Find a place you can go whenever youre feeling particularly stressed out. It can be a nice shady tree outside the office, a coffee shop down the block, or even a quiet corner of the supply room. Just pick a place that makes you feel more relaxed and where you can spend a few moments without being interrupted by work.

When you go to your happy place, push whatever is bothering you out of your mind. Instead, clear your mind in a way that feels natural to you. You can call a friend, count to 100, or watch cute puppy videos. Just find a distraction that will give your brain a few moments of non-work-related peace.

2. Remind Yourself of Your Successes

When things get tough, its easy to forget about all the times in your career when you loved your jobbut those moments can be powerful weapons to combat stress. Find ways to remind yourself of the good moments so they can keep you going when you feel like giving up.

Consider keeping thank-you notes from job seekers youve helped within eyesight of your desk. Another option is to print out job descriptions that were particularly hard to fill. Those reminders of your achievements can help you remember how great a job well done feels.

3. Find Ways to Laugh



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