What Happened to U.S.?


Is the world producing more wimps today than ever before? I sense things are changing – big time!

One of the biggest changes I have seen in the recruiting business is the behavior of some people when it comes to relocating for a better opportunity. Some of you just won’t move, regardless if you’re unemployed or underemployed. Why?

I have been all over the world and have lived all over the United States. What are you scared of? There are a lot of excellent places to live. Maybe if you move it will be the best thing that ever happened to you?

Years ago I moved to St. Louis, Missouri and that’s where I met my wife. What if I didn’t move to St. Louis for a better opportunity for my career? Would I have met my future wife? Why do so many of you think the worst when it comes to relocating, instead of what could be waiting for you? Maybe something is pulling you away from your current location? Who knows?

Excuse my venting today with this, but I have recruited so many people lately that regardless of the opportunity in front of them they won’t even explore it. They just hear me say they have to relocate and that’s it! If it’s not in their backyard or commutable – forget it! There is nothing wrong with staying with the familiar, but there is something wrong if it hurts your career. Don’t do this!

If you’re confronted with an opportunity for your career, but you might have to relocate, take a look at it. Explore the opportunity. Get all the facts so you can make a sound decision. Don’t just say no before you have all the facts. Research the area and the company. Who knows, it might be the best thing that ever happened to you. Sometimes you have to take some risks to get where you want to go in life.

Don’t get wimpy on me! Explore any opportunity you’re faced with to the fullest. Did I say you had to accept an offer and go to work for this opportunity? No, just explore it. Anything can happen, but I know this for sure, you will be glad you did! I hope this helps.

Good luck to you!

Mike Palumbo