Monday, January 25, 2010

Headhunter calls as leading economic indicator

I have had my resume posted online for about 15yrs, so I get a certain amount of headhunter traffic on my phone and email.

Headhunter calls seem to be a leading indicator of what's to come economically. According to my highly unscientific sample it seems that the call volume and quality lead actual conditions by 6-12 months. I am happy to report that headhunter calls have started slowly picking up again this month after about a year of zero contacts.

If past performance is any clue, maybe the the economy will pick up mid- or late-2010. I sure hope so.

Now, if I could just get any of those headhunters to call about a teaching job rather than *nix administration...

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