Recruiting Habits: A Plan for Overcoming Failure

by | Apr 16, 2019

by Ben Hess, Managing Director, ThirdPool Recruiting

Making progress on developing a new habit is not a smooth ride.

It requires you to push against the status quo—a formidable opponent that doesn’t give up easily.

Since failures are an inevitable part of the process, it’s important to develop a contingency plan for when it happens.

For example, if you’re time-blocking an hour a day for proactive recruiting calls, emails, and texts, what happens when you start ten minutes late?

A contingency plan could include leaving a 30-minute time slot open on the backend of your time-block to allow for late starts. 

Force yourself to make up any time you missed at the beginning of your original time block.

Author Jeremy Dean says it best:

When something breaks down, the next step to recover and get back on track must be obvious.

Without obvious recovery steps, it’s too easy to become overwhelmed and give up.

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