John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
If I were to call, it’s just easier for you to tell me, “I’m not interested in leaving”. After all, why else would you talk to a recruiter unless you are interested in leaving? But, what about using our conversation to validate your decision to stay?
Sure, it sounds counterintuitive. In the end, wouldn’t you rather be confident in your decision to stay? You’d be surprised how many times I might agree with you.
That’s the value of turning to someone who has been watching careers in your profession for nearly two decades. You have someone who understands how advancement occurs, and can help you compare your bird in the hand to the one over there in that bush.
And if I were to call, you would know the bird in the bush is worth taking a minute to consider. Our clients have retained us to reach out to you because their opportunities are uniquely attractive. There’s no need for a flat recitation of job duties or required experience. They have a compelling story that’s easily told. Whether you stay or actually end up leaving, you’ll make a smarter decision.
By definition, a recruiter’s call comes when you least expect it. A knee-jerk response like “I’m not interested” can cost you a rare close encounter. At the same time, if you’re not hearing that compelling story you’re entitled to wonder whether the recruiter who called is worth your time, or the opportunity at the other end is even a bird in the bush.
Rising BV professionals all over the country benefit from our confidential perspective and guidance. Why don’t you?