It's time to move on from my current gig and find something new. The business hasn't made money in years and, despite my efforts, the changes needed to reverse that aren't happening. At least not at the pace and with the leadership needed. I love the core job (Ops Director for a high-end sports training company) but I'm just burnt out on seeing the same mistakes ruin good people over and over.
I've been doing the standard "apply to everything possible in the hope that something results in a face-to-face". So far, that approach has been nothing but a waste of my time. I'm considering approaching a recruitment agency. My hope is a professional will help me refine and focus my efforts to target opportunities where I will get the most likely bang for my buck.
I haven't used a headhunter in the past and wanted to reach out to the group here to get any tips, advice, or experience.
I would need an agency who gets paid by the employer instead of me laying out funds. There seems to be a ton of scammy-type people operating in this sector so avoiding that stuff would be a priority .
It's funny, as I typed this post I was thinking that asking this sort of "life question" used to be something we take to elders in our family. But most of us at LCVG kind of grew up into real functioning adults together in a unique way. Both my parents have passed and I hit 48 years old this year so I should kind of have my shit together at this point. I consistently feel far from that but suspect a lot of us are in the same boaty McBoat-face. So, where do we go? Reddit (oh, hell no)...we have the benefit of going to LCVG where a small group has sustained over all these years. Pretty cool.