Glass Half Full

Posted by Joe Alonzo, Director of eDiscovery/Computer Forensics at Glenmont Group

As we get deeper into the summer, you may soon feel that hiring tends to slow.  You are probably right.  Even though every company still has deadlines and deliverables to meet, the fact remains that we are entering the height of summer vacation season, and scheduling interviews will soon become hectic.

I follow several industry blogs, however always has some insightful articles on today’s Professional.   In this article, the writer highlights that he sees a lot of postings on staying positive, but not too many on losing your negativity.  I couldn’t agree more.   I speak with dozens of people per week, many of whom I am unable to help for an array of reasons.  My best advice to the struggling job seeker is to stay positive, as hard as that may be.  We are empathetic and realize that some candidates feel they cannot catch a break after countless interviews and unfavorable outcomes,  but the pessimism will start to show and that could cost you the opportunity you need/want.

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them – Leonard Lewis Levinson


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, Interviewing, Job Hunt

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