And So It Begins…Why Use a Recruiter?!?

Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask about your favorite recruiters and how they tick. What exactly is the Proper Care and Feeding of Recruiters, anyway? How can we be-friend this species? Helpful expert insight for job seekers and employers, all right here!

Yes, these answers and many more to follow, so read on dear ones, read on!

My name is Lauren Goodson and I caught the recruiting bug many moons ago in a small town in the heart of the Deep South. With the help of a sage mentor and dear friends along the way, I have had the honor and true pleasure of riding the highs and lows of the recruiting roller coaster ever since. There is such an exhilaration that accompanies our work. Helping a candidate cross the finish line is simply wonderful and fabulously fulfilling. Yes we work for compensation, but the true “high” comes in knowing you had a big part in helping someone in a wonderful way. That the client feels equally appreciative is almost too much to soak in… it’s the coolest job in the world on those days. The flip side is not so fun, but like most things in life, you can’t appreciate the wins without understanding how painful loss is. So conveying news to a candidate that they were not selected by the client to go to the next round, or that the job went to someone else… well, that’s my least favorite thing. Why use a Recruiter? At the core of it all, I believe that my deep understanding and sincere compassion for job seekers is what makes me good at my job. I loathe people that are fake and on “auto-pilot”. The ones that talk “at” you not “to” you. The truly great people we encounter in this life are the ones that challenge us to be our very best, that know our potential and “double-dog-dare” us to live up to it. That’s who I want to be for my whole life, my career, AND my company. I am a gifted coach and I love to encourage others to their fullest. The field of Recruitment and my company, Cornerstone, has been an utterly fabulous way to live that out. I am privileged to work alongside the best in the business. Meet them and you’ve met the industry’s finest. Work with them and you are supremely fortunate. Try to hire them away from me and I’ll find you… just kidding! Hopefully as you read our blogs you’ll begin to get a sense of us as people and about what fuels our success nationally. It’s a humbling thing, but awfully fun to be a part of. And the crazy thing is, I’m convinced the best is yet to come!

Lauren Goodson, Founder and President of Cornerstone Recruitment Group and Career Expert Academy  is a nationally renowned expert in Job Search Strategies, Career Coaching and Hiring for the Professional audience. She has helped thousands of job seekers to achieve their potential and grow their career.  Through ,  Lauren has redefined professional job search training by establishing an all-in-one resource for extensive and exceptional expert information.  Be sure to visit for more info.

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