If you’re a seasoned and successful recruiter, chances are you have fine-tuned your skills over the years by going through a gauntlet of stressful, maddening, or even downright demoralizing work days. Most of my fellow recruiters and sourcing specialists started their careers with jobs in high volume staffing or direct sales. They remember the cold calling, frequent hang-ups from candidates and customers, the long hours, and the tight deadlines. These roles have the potential to burn out anyone in a short amount of time. Some will exit the recruiting profession after a few intense months or years, and others will stick it out while gaining a realization of their actual capabilities. I have had more than my fair share of what I refer to as “hell jobs” before finding my more fulfilling place in the world of healthcare recruiting. Although it was a long, arduous road to get to my ideal recruiting job, I had to navigate through my early career by learning how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.