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A recession is the best time to be in the recruiting business!

As companies tighten their budgets, the recruitment freezes become more and more widespread. When it comes at the end of the year, you will hear a large number of recruitment managers mentioning the recruitment freeze as early as October. What does it mean for the recruiters? Almost no new business for the last two months of the year.

A lot of recruiters will look for another job this winter.

Especially the ones providing the ‘Volume Recruitment Services’, lower in the food chain. If nothing drastically changes in the industry until the next year, those that are still around in January 2009 will cash it big in the February. Long hiring freezes always generate a large wave of the new heads required short afterwards.

How to get to 2008? Watch for the competition bailing out, and grab their contracts. Expanding your client base in the following months in 2008, will make a huge impact in the Q1 of 2009!

By Ivan |

Ivan A. Stojnanovic
Founder of Portal Ltd.
MD of and

4 replies on “A recession is the best time to be in the recruiting business!”

I agree with the point that recruiters will directly be affected by a slowdown. You are also right in your point that this is a great time for recruiters to gain market share and put themselves in a nice position when things pick up again. It may not seem it at the minute but the good times will come back!!

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yes yes yes….recessions are essential to weed out the mud slingers in recruitment, any good recruiter will increase sales in a recession!!!
definition of a ‘mud slinger’ recruiters who send out as many cv’s as possible to see how many will stick

Well, I guess it’s time for the power players to step it up and double billings in ’09!!!!

The rest of this year should be pretty ugly though (hiring freezes all over the world).

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