Keeping the Faith

by John on May 24, 2011

This thought has been bugging me since the end of April. Initially, I wanted to blame Franny for asking me a question that got me spinning but then a whole series of strange events started to unfold causing me to think that this was more than just mere coincidence.

The question that I was finally able to put into words was simply this…What happens when we lose our faith? Faith in our leaders? Faith in our managers? Or even in faith our own abilities?

I naturally default to my old recruiting self at times like this. We all know that recruiters are in the trenches, trying to help their clients fill their openings, kicking over rocks to find talent, and waging trench warfare when salary and benefits are mixed in to equation. That job becomes incredibly harder to do when you start to lose the faith. After a while, you feel overwhelmed by the fact that the whole process becomes an exercise in maintaining some semblance of self respect balanced with the fear of possibly being called out as a fraud.

However, that day in the office may never arrive as long as you keep the faith.

I freely submit to you that there have been a few times where I’ve been tempted to throw in the towel and say screw this, I’m out. Hell, I’m pretty sure we’ve all done that at some point in our professional careers. But to lose faith in your abilities well that’s a pretty big step.

This thought finally got put to bed yesterday. Two things snapped my butt back into reality. One was a quick chat with someone who briefly said to me “Yeah, but at the end of the day John I still believe in this company” (Company being the operative word). The other was a quick note reminding me to “Go Big!”

OK Universe (and Franny) I got the message…

As long as I keep the faith.

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akaBruno May 24, 2011 at 8:19 am

Even though its been 16 years since completing grad school, I still have flashes that I am going to be called a fraud and my degree revoked.

Then again, I keep the faith at True Faith HR.

Frannyo May 25, 2011 at 8:05 am

What an ass I am, making people uncomfortable all the time. Why can’t I just have normal chit chat with people?

At any rate – I believe in you, and I have faith in you.

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