Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Be Bold, Take the Risk

Questions like; "What do you have to loss?" "Will you regret it, if you don't at least try it?" and "What could be the worst thing that will happen?" may be easier to ask then to answer. When it comes to taking a risk in you career, ERC is here to help you weigh your options and answer those hard, uncertain, and hesitant questions. Our Account Executives really take to heart the "consultant" side of their job description. Call us today to help you get over your fear of the risky choices you may be pondering in your career. We also like the following link and the advice it gives when weighing your options in taking on the risk. Good luck, be bold, take the risk!
Entrepreneurs - born or made?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Give Your Recruiter a Hug

We love recruiting! Why? Because we love helping you, the hiring managers, who rely on us to find top notch candidates to fill your job openings. At ERC, we appreciate your business, your confidence in us, and the relationship we have built on trust. With Valentine's Day upon us, we found this article to be appropriate. While it's not necessary to send chocolates or even a hug, however a sincere 'Thank You' will do the trick. Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at, ERC!
Is it Proper to Hug a Colleague at Work?


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Are You a Carrot, An Egg, or a Ground Coffee Beans?

Life throws you challenges every day, whether in your personal life, at work, or internally. How well do you handle stress, struggles, hardships, and challenges? This clever story shows 3 very different ways you may face adversity and how you may change before getting to the end of the rough road. Here at ERC, we hope the road always rises up to meet you and the sun will always be warm on your face, but if you are struggling to find joy in your career maybe it times to give ERC a call. We can help you face your career challenges like a coffee bean.

 A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.  

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.  

In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.  

Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."  

"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied. Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.  

The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?" Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity, boiling water.

Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. 

However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.  

The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.  

The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water. "Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?  

Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?" Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?  

Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. 

When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level?  

How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?