Jerry Seinfeld and . . . Your Network Membership?

Now, more than ever, it matters which job orders and search assignments you’re actively working as a recruiter.

That’s because you can NOT spend time on what amounts to a “wild goose chase.” As a recruiter, time is your most important commodity, and considering the current state of world affairs, you can’t afford to waste it.

With that in mind, you’ve probably heard of a television show called Seinfeld. If you haven’t, it’s considered one of the most successful television shows in the history of entertainment.

Of course, comedian Jerry Seinfeld has moved on to other projects. One of those projects is Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. You can watch that show on Netflix, which didn’t even exist when the original Seinfeld show was on the air.

But I digress. The purpose of this blog post is to tell you that I have joined the Seinfeld show and your Network membership together.

Seinfeld: see the humor AND the value

Every recruiter wants to make more placements. It doesn’t matter if it’s in a good economy or in what appears to be a shaky one. (In fact, recruiters are even more motivated to make placements in a shaky economy.)

However, you still can’t make these placements without job orders. More to the point, you can’t make these placements without qualified job orders.

To help illustrate this point, I’m going to draw upon Seinfeld. (In this case, the original show, not the man himself.) In an early episode of the show, Jerry laments to a rental car clerk in the following fashion when she informs him that the car he reserved is not available:

“See, you know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to hold the reservation, and that’s really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody can just take them.”

As funny as that is, I’m going to paraphrase what Jerry said and put more of a recruiting (and Top Echelon Network) spin on it:

“See, you know how to take the job order, you just don’t know how to qualify the job order, and that’s really the most important part of the job order, the qualifying. Anybody can just take them.”

When you take job orders from your clients and share them with your split recruiting partners, they must be qualified job orders. That means they must contain all of the relevant information and that information should be included in everything that you share.

The following scenarios also apply:

  1. You’ve filled the job order and the search is complete. If that’s the case, then please take the job order off the Network.
  2. One of your clients has halted the search and/or withdrawn the job order. If it happens to you and you’ve shared these job orders with the Network, then please indicate the change in status or take the job order off the Network.

If you’re not qualifying (and/or updating) your job orders properly, then you could be wasting your time. Even worse, if you’re not qualifying (and/or updating) your job orders properly and then you’re sharing them with your trading partners, then you could be wasting their time, too.

The importance of Quality

As I’ve mentioned recently, Quality is one of the Four Pillars of Top Echelon Network. As a TE member, quality should be part of everything that you do.

This includes all of the information you share with other Network members. And this especially includes the job orders you share.

So don’t just take the job orders and share them. Qualify them, as well. And increase the chances that you’ll make more Network split placements this year.

Now have some coffee.

And remember, if you have questions about your Top Echelon split network membership or about how you can enjoy more success in the Network, I encourage you to contact me.

You can do so by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to

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