As a member engagement specialist with NPAworldwide, I spend my days talking to recruiters about their jobs, their candidates, and connecting them to other NPA members who may be able to help them with their reqs. After I clock out, it doesn’t mean work is over… I have a 2.5 year old son. Currently, his favorite book is the classic Goodnight Moon. I’ve read it so many times, that I thought it would be fun to re-write it as an ode to recruiters everywhere.
by Liz Carey, NPAworldwide
In the executive staffing firm’s office,
There was a telephone ringing off the hook,
And a Red Bull and coffee,
And a pile of paperwork-
Due to that recent fall-off.
And there were 300 e-mail messages sitting in your inbox,
and two purple squirrels that your clients want from you,
and a pair of internal recruiters hunting for them too.
And a hiring exec,
Giving you more open reqs,
And a call, and a pre-screen, and an on-site interview…
But then the candidate went quiet, ghosting you.
Goodnight candidate playing you for a raise.
Goodnight client who takes forever to pay.
Goodnight purple squirrels,
and Goodnight referrals.
and Goodnight pre-screen.
Goodnight hiring exec,
and Goodnight another 5 reqs.
and Goodnight job ad views.
Goodnight conference that you must get to,
and Goodnight to the candidate ghosting you.
Goodnight marketing campaigns,
Goodnight computer glare,
Goodnight recruiters, everywhere.