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June 29, 2023

Dear LYTERS ⚡️


“You have to kiss a lot of frogs 🐸 🐸🐸 to find your prince 🤴🏻.” 

My first job out of college was as an Associate Recruiter for a small boutique recruiting agency. I wanted to share some practical knowledge that I have gained over the years when it comes to recruiting: 

For any position, in any industry, at any stage of a company, the age old saying, “You have to kiss A LOT of frogs 🐸 🐸 to find your prince” ALWAYS applies.

When I was first getting started in my recruiting career, I had a candidate that had signed a job offer and was scheduled to report to their new position the following week. They LOVED the company! The company loved them! And I was the brilliant young match maker that was going to wow my team with how FAST I had just filled the position. Gold star ⭐️ for moi!

My Recruiting Manager told me that even though all of that legwork had been done and everything SEEMED like it was headed towards the finish line, I needed to keep talking to other people as a back up. 

While I appreciated the advice, my manager did not understand that this situation was different. It was a match made in heaven, and there was no way that this wasn’t going to happen. For Goodness Sake, THEY SIGNED THE JOB OFFER! 🖊️ 

Their start date arrived and, lo and behold, they didn’t show up. When I called, they didn’t pick up. When the company called, they didn’t pick up. And a few weeks later, we found out that they took a position somewhere else through LinkedIn. 

I’ve seen candidates go through Onboarding and on the last day of Onboarding say that they have gotten another position and won’t be able to take the job. I have seen candidates leave a position after three months. And I’ve also found the perfect candidate, stopped talking to other people, and found out we can’t afford them after 6 rounds of interviews when we go to extend a job offer. 

You have to kiss a lot of frogs 🐸 🐸 🐸 to find your prince 🤴🏻. And even if you think you’ve found him, you have to keep kissing until you know that he loves you back. 

And even sometimes then, he’ll still break your heart ❤️. But the good news is, if you keep kissing frogs 🐸 🐸 🐸 , it won’t hurt as much. 😊

Dr. Wright, my favorite Professor at UGA that lectured on Intimate Relationships 🥰, said that scientifically, the best way to get over a former romantic partner is to find another romantic partner. 

WILD, right? But it makes total sense. If you’re focused on someone else that’s great, you don’t have time to think about your former partner. 

I have found that this rule is the same in business. 

If you keep kissing, it not only keeps your mind occupied, it also fortifies your business as a whole by giving you a bench when you need it, 💪🏻 and you will need it. People get divorced. People move. People have life that happens. No company, no matter how wonderful your culture is, is exempt. 

Keep kissing! 😘 Xoxo

LYTE it up!

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