Why me and not you?

One conversation that had me second guessing what I thought I already knew.

Other recruiter: “Why do you think they call me instead of you?”

Me: I don’t know?

Other recruiter: “Really, why do you think?”

Me: You’ve worked with them longer? You know their work better than I do?

Other recruiter: “What’s the difference between you and me?”

Me: ummmmm You’ve been here longer? You’re a better recruiter?

Other recruiter: “No.What else”

Me: blank stare

Other recruiter: “You don’t think it’s because I’m a male and you’re a female?”

Me: No. I don’t.

Until that conversation that thought didn’t cross my mind. Is that why? Nah, couldn’t be. Maybe it’s because they don’t know me as well as they know him. He has more experience than I do. Before that seed was planted, I never thought that was why. Now I second guess every interaction I have and pay close attention to how I’m treated/included/acknowledged when I’m the only female in the room.

That can’t be why, can it?

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Author: Kristina H. Minyard, SHRM-CP, PHR

My goal is to challenge the way we view, measure, and utilize HR and recruiting in a positive and encouraging way. I love working in HR and value the network of HR professionals that I also call friends. I'm always learning from my fellow HR pros and find comfort in their expertise. I'm an active member of my local SHRM chapter (NASHRM) and a total HR enthusiast! My HR related knowledge is a mix of recruiting, retaining, engaging and just plain helping people discover their passion. I'm a follower of Christ, Wife, Mom, Corporate Recruiter, Blogger, problem solver, runner, Sports FANATIC & Razorback surviving amongst the [crimson] tide! You can find me on twitter & Instagram: @HRecruit Snapchat: kminny32 Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KristinaMinyard LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinahutto/ Thoughts here (and on all my social media channels) are mine and do not represent the thoughts/beliefs of my employer. Why would I name my blog HR Pockets? Read about it in my first post years ago!!

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