By Doug Munro
Spoiler alert – you’ve read this piece before. It’s been written by many great recruiters, but frankly the story never gets old for me. I hope others feel the same way.
Most of us run a constant risk of becoming bitter and jaded. More than likely all of us have slipped away to the dark side at least a time or two. We spend a great deal of time haggling with unreasonable hiring managers, unrealistic candidates, and disconnected executives. We chase purple squirrels, negotiate with intransient accountants masquerading as software developers, and try to live up to arbitrary numbers in a metrics-driven profession. It’s easy to question why we keep showing up day after day to subject ourselves to the abuse. [Read more…]