The Importance of Recruiters

It’s easy to overlook your impact. Every day, you’ve got a full calendar and an overflowing desk. Taking a moment to celebrate what you do most likely isn’t on your to-do list.

One of the leaders I advise believes you should occasionally remember the importance of your role. That’s why she’s been sending out the same article every month for the past 17 years. It’s a piece that I happened to write.

I was so inspired by this simple act that I thought it was time to share this article again. I hope you find it as meaningful as she did.


You have one of the most important jobs in the world. Why? Because you impact one of the most important aspects of each person’s life — how they earn their income. Your contribution helps them pay their mortgage, feed their families, and purchase birthday presents for their children.

You also make a valuable contribution to the most important resource of your company –people. Your actions each day ensure your company has the talent it needs, when and where it’s needed.

Without you, countless individuals would end up struggling through the job search process. You make it easier by paving the way for them.

Numerous positions would take longer to fill or even go unfilled without the help you provide.

You impact your co-workers each day in ways that you probably do not realize. It may be something as profound as the solution you offer for a problem or as simple as a shared smile that brightens their day.

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During the very lonely and frightening experience of being “downsized,” you are there. You are a friendly face at a time when jobseekers need it the most.

Hiring managers benefit not only from your efforts, but also your insights. Your knowledge of hiring and the availability of talented candidates helps them every time you share this information with them.

Can one person make a difference? You already have just by choosing your career.

Thank you for the important impact that you make each and every day!


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As president of the Wintrip Consulting Group, Scott Wintrip has helped thousands of companies improve their ability to hire talent on demand. He helped these organizations to grow faster, increase revenues, improve profitability, and expand market share. In the process of advising, educating, and coaching his clients, he has created more than $1.3 billion in positive economic impact for them. An astute strategist, he is respected for his strong leadership and practical advice. He is also the author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant (McGraw-Hill, April 2017). You can learn more about him and his services at


4 Comments on “The Importance of Recruiters

  1. If you need to be reassured every month about the importance of your chosen profession, maybe you don’t believe it’s that important after all?

    The fact is, few recruiters are worth the money spent on them.

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