Sign of the times: an unemployed headhunter


I used to see John Kennedy on Twitter, posting about employment opportunities for other people. Now he's looking for his own job.

As anyone who uses Twitter understands, you often follow people you don't know, and they follow you. It's like a group of strangers being on a site, and sometimes you get to know them, and sometimes you don't.

In any case, Kennedy was, as is known in the job recruitment industry, a headhunter. Giant companies, some small and many Fortune 500 types, pay people like him to find competent people for job openings. Every day, I noticed, he would mention some of the types of job openings that were available to qualified folks in the IT industry.

And then one day, he sent out a message on his own behalf: I am currently looking for new job opportunities for myself...