Recruiting, like the stock market, goes in cycles. Yes things are exciting right now if you are are a recruiter as there are a lot of recruiting opportunities out there. But what about a few years ago when the economy was stagnant. That was an easy time for recruiters to switch careers or to settle for job that did not have long term growth prospects. Or if you were an agency even close shop or not working on looking at the latest recruiting tools and technology. However, the astute recruiter saw beyond that. He/she prepared for the day back then when the recruiting world would go back on the upswing.