Recipe to Find That Purple Squirrel

  • 1 cup attitude
  • A  tablespoon of hope
  • 1 pinch of luck

Let me start with a short story on luck, and what I feel it truly is.

I had a coach in high school, who always said “luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” At the time it meant nothing to me; however, as I progressed through life it became my definition of what “luck” really is. I found that if you do the right things, be persistent, and prepare, good things tend to happen. People who are lucky are just that. They put themselves in positions that produce positive results.

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Recruiting is no different, if you have a positive attitude, hope that tomorrow will be a better day, and know that you are preparing to create your luck for tomorrow, you will find that Purple Squirrel. I am a firm believer that I can fill any position, in any geography, in any industry. I feel this is a self-fulfilling prophesy. Furthermore, another self-fulfilling prophesy is when someone believes that they “can’t.” This goes for everything in life, not just recruitment.

Jeff Battinus is a seasoned healthcare recruiter, holding nearly a decade of experience in nearly all facets of the healthcare recruitment. He has worked in the staffing industry, home infusion services, hospital, non-profit, biopharmaceuticals, and oncology services. He also works with the Coast Guard Auxiliary serving on its national staff in charge of recruitment for the International Affairs/Interpreter Corps and holds the office of National Branch Chief.


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