Clowning Around Is Serious Business

Posted by Adam Weissman, Director, IT and Legal Technology at Glenmont Group

There’s an old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” I have often found myself in the middle of a phone call or pausing while writing an email and peeking down at the clock, only to realize I haven’t moved from my desk since I sat down at it 5 or 6 hours ago. I have fun in my job, so I suppose the saying applies here. A large part of recruiting is about getting into a rhythm and trying to maintain it. While most recruiters strive to find a steady groove during their day, it is equally important to remember to take a break once in a while. Repetition can lead to great conversations with candidates and clients, which can turn into confidence, which hopefully leads to success and a sense of accomplishment. However, it can also be counter-productive if you don’t flick the mental light switch off for a few minutes, let the bulb cool once in a while.

Susan Adams, from, has some suggestions for the types of activities some professionals utilize to keep themselves sharp and focused throughout the work day. Of course, every office is different, so you may find some of these are more applicable to your circumstances than others, but you don’t have to be a recruiter to benefit from taking a break from time to time.


Glenmont Group is a boutique search firm that concentrates on Professional Services, with a focus in the Legal & Content space. Because we are a highly focused boutique firm, we offer expertise in the industry that other search firms cannot. Our staff has been trained on, employed in or consulted for these industries so there is no learning curve. This means that you will not see resumes off of "job boards" that seem to have little or no connection to the position you are trying to fill. In fact, just the opposite is true. Our process includes a competitive analysis that identifies the top candidates in your given field. At Glenmont Group, we strive to develop and maintain long-term professional relationships with our clients. We believe in a business relationship based on hard work, cooperation, integrity, trust and a sense of humor. We are also active members in our industries by working on or with the Executive board of our industry trade organizations such as; IQPC, EDRM, LMA, PMA, ALSM, ALA, AIIM, ARMA. This assures constant access to a network of those highest quality candidates who are involved in these organizations.

Posted in Advice, Employment, Insights, Outside Articles

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