I THINK this will be my last post for the year. MAYBE. Who knows, I may find myself between Christmas and New Years, kids tucked in with their new toys and hubby distracted by the really cool gift I'm hiding from him.... and have something to say.
But probably not.
So with that dear readers, thank you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, comments, private messages and emails. Thank you for READING, thank you for asking the hard questions, thank you for making me think. A handful of you were total assholes but that's ok, I learned from you too.
I'm excited to take some much needed time off and spend time with loved ones. I'm grateful for new opportunities that await me in 2020 - keynoting Talent42, continuing to write and speak, an upcoming blog re-launch, and offering more 1:1 coaching sessions. I have some big plans brewing, and I'm excited to share the new Recruiting in Yoga Pants world with you soon.
Recruiters, thank you for all you do to connect people with opportunity. I know as well as anyone how thankless this job can be. You are so often the unsung heroes of talent acquisition, working tirelessly behind the scenes to make shit happen. I appreciate you.
Hiring Managers - (I know at least 3 of my HMs read this blog ;) hi) THANK YOU for your partnership. THANK YOU for taking chances on people who may not look "exactly right" on paper. THANK YOU for explaining your super technical world to me. THANK YOU for being the best partners a recruiter could ask for. None of this is possible without you.
To my candidates past, present and future - I don't even know where to start. Just... thanks for being you. For all the candidates I've been fortunate enough to place in new roles, THANK YOU for trusting me with something as MAJOR as a job change. Present candidates, be patient with me. You're never far from my mind. Future candidates? I look forward to meeting you. :)
I have the best job in the world. Full stop. I don't know many people who picked recruiting on purpose, so I'll just say I'm glad this crazy industry found ME and has given me 20+ AMAZING years.
Here's to the next 20.