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Recipe to Find That Purple Squirrel

by Oct 4, 2012, 10:17 am ET
  • 1 cup attitude
  • A  tablespoon of hope
  • 1 pinch of luck

Let me start with a short story on luck, and what I feel it truly is.

I had a coach in high school, who always said “luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” At the time it meant nothing to me; however, as I progressed through life it became my definition of what “luck” really is. I found that if you do the right things, be persistent, and prepare, good things tend to happen. People who are lucky are just that. They put themselves in positions that produce positive results.

Recruiting is no different, if you have a positive attitude, hope that tomorrow will be a better day, and know that you are preparing to create your luck for tomorrow, you will find that Purple Squirrel. I am a firm believer that I can fill any position, in any geography, in any industry. I feel this is a self-fulfilling prophesy. Furthermore, another self-fulfilling prophesy is when someone believes that they “can’t.” This goes for everything in life, not just recruitment.

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