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I've got Mail!!


When I recruit, I network. I reach out to people all day. My network is twelve thousand connections plus. When I post a role, I hope for that perfect candidate to reach back.  

I sometimes want to ignore those that do not fit my search. But I realize that no response is a response.


And I get A LOT that reach back!

I get new graduates looking to enter the market…I get newcomers to Toronto or Canada looking for a new start…

I get Moms looking to re-enter the workforce…I  get people who have lost their job and are looking for help…

I get connections looking for me to support their friends, colleagues or sometimes family…


Most days my inboxes are exploding!

I sometimes want to ignore those that do not fit my search. But I realize that no response is a response.


So I take a moment and pause…And in that pause is a world of kindness and empathy.

I remember how I felt moving to Toronto and trying to find a job — Anxious

I remember how I felt to be downsized and try to find a new job — Worthless

I remember how I felt as a single mom trying to start my business — Alone

And I remember that my connections that have caused my success — Gratitude


It is from that place of Gratitude that I respond....With compassion

Even if it is to say “ I hear you but I cannot help you”

I try to respond to as many people as I can.

But I am sure some reading this have not heard from me.

I am no longer stressed over too much mail.

Instead, I am grateful that I am seen as someone who might help.

I make the time, I pay attention and I do the best I can

and that is enough….

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