The facts: the Annual Value of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Market is $625 Billion USD and represents a diverse population that simply will not and should not be ignored. Other stats will simply astound you! Consider that the Average Household Income of LGBT households exceeds $58,624 (45% above national average!), and Lesbian households have an Average Household Income of $45,755 (28% above national average!).
On the occasion of Mark Zuckerberg’s 30th birthday, I am yet again painfully reminded about the dilemma faced by experienced professionals in today’s job market. As plaudits and posts pile up to celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Facebook’s founder, highly talented professionals of every discipline and field go ignored by the nation’s employers because they are considered dead or dying.
The critical position for which you are recruiting has been open longer than anyone likes. The issues and challenges that the hired candidate will manage are an increasing burden on the already short staff. No one wants to say so but people are muttering that this person must not exist. You are starting to have a growing sense of futility in your best efforts. Those directly affected by this open position are turning up the heat.
.... So What are YOU Going to Do About It?
You have just spent the last 7 weeks doing an in-depth search, provided a short list of outstanding candidates, were persistent with your client to drive the process forward, acted as a therapist to your finalist candidate, and he ultimately gets an offer and accepts the position...CONGRATULATIONS!!!