I have been writing for 2 years this August. If someone told me a couple of years ago that I would be a blogger, I would have laughed. I really never expected to let the whole world see and hear my thoughts. I would have thought that writing the things I do would be too hard to talk about publically.
I am glad I did. I see people get into blogging and exit just as quickly. The ones that have made it and have grown their business have been around a lot longer than I have been. I never imagined that I would have a “skill” in writing. For good or for bad though, I am not going anywhere. I have a few things to say, and the written word is the best way for me to get a message across.
The problem we are seeing today is that everyone is an “expert”. It is hard to have a voice when everyone is screaming something that they know nothing about.
The one thing I am proud of though is that I am a practitioner. I live and breathe every day what I write. I am in the trenches. I see the latest recruiting trends. I talk to candidates around the world. You can call me anything you want.
I am a recruiter. I am the Global Sales and Marketing Recruiter for Rosetta Stone. I blog when I can.
I get frustrated with marketing departments. They don’t recruit. They are there to push a product. I understand the importance, but it blurs the message that a practitioner can share.
I admire recruiters that blog. I admire people who make others think. I admire people who speak the truth even when it may touch a nerve or two.
So when you are choosing who to listen to in this crowded industry of blogging. Choose wisely. Listen to a practitioner, not an “expert”. I don’t care if you listen to me not. Listen to a practitioner though. Form your own opinions.
We have enough hot air in this world. Wouldn’t you agree?