he Movie to those in the movie business.
Your detailed, multi-directional spin on how truly unique, interesting, and dynamic such a movie could and would be if real life Recruiters contribute to the writing of scripts representing the best and worst--and everything in between of the Recruiter's Story. I say, who better than real recruiters, not to be confused with fake recruiters, to tell the story of stories of the world of recruitment?
I also like Ken's option for a storyline for a movie based on a rookie's entrance and journey through the twists and turns in the life of a Recruiter. The ramifications here are much broader than just a movie. A series of movies is more like it, or an HBO Mini-Series may actually do it justice. There will be: Greek Tragedy; Inspiration; Love Story; Horror, Espionage; Westerns; Comedy—in any workplace; any geography; and in any job. I see EPIC potential here, Paul. Like the film, Up in the Air starring George Clooney in 2009 about people getting fired and the people doing the firing—“The Recruiters” will be about people getting hired and the people doing the hiring—and the people facilitating the people getting hired by the people doing the hiring—THE RECRUITERS!
My script would examine several vignettes that somewhat overlap but showcase a unique hero/antagonist in the mix. Included would be:
Comedy—wherein the interview process exposes human frailty on both the interviewer & interviewee side of the equation, highlighted by funny & embarrassing recruiter faux pas, bloopers and crash and burns.
Inspiration—wherein the recruiter is in very disadvantaged situation, works hard, studies hard and accomplishes much as a team and individual contributor.
Tragedy—wherein an outstanding high achiever has a great climb up the career ladder but falls from grace.
Evil Empire—wherein recruiters battle bureaucracy, unfair traditions and shortsighted decision makers.
Feel Good Storyline—wherein our hero, the recruiter, battles the evil protagonists; inspires youth; wins the girl or boy, and saves the day.
Every Recruiter with scar tissue earned in the trenches can contribute in some way to getting ideas for this script writing exercise going. …
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Mincing Words by John Sumser
Monday Member Showcase
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Knowing When Not To Post About Pepperoni by Rich Becker
Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
Beat them candidates! Beat them, I say! by Claudia Faust
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Creating Security is a Way of Life for Martin Buckland
Stunk-Up Deal - What do YOU think?
She's Got a Way About Her - Ragan Kellams
The Butterfly Effect: Learning from Tragedy
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Overworking to look Good by Jason Monastra
I LOVE INNOVATION! by Chad Sowash
Community managers and the evolution of the recruiting function by Susan Burns
I got a new job! Oh, I have to tell them I’m quitting this one? by Bill Meirs
Free Technology Magazines for you Non-Tree Huggers by Scott Gordon
A Warm Cold Call for the Passive Candidate by Dave Graziano
Social Networking websites and a successful job search by Todd Palmer
I Cannot Tell a Lie! ...And I'm Not a Politician, So It's Not Just a Catchy Phrase by See_Jane_Recruit
MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Tuesday, April 21, 2009 by Maureen Sharib
Passion and the Job (Part I) by Jason Monastra
Our catty whompus 'conomy - why? by Steve Levy
It's time to take 'social recruiting' to the next level by ryanchartrand
Getting people to start using an Applicant Tracking System by mark
20 Things I May Know About You by Scott Gordon
My friend Siobhan is having an AHA moment. Watch her amazing story by Jeff Weidner
The Client Side - Where are they all going? by Todd Kmiec
"Happiness is a choice and it's a choice we all must make daily, if not hourly" Margaret Graziano…