Im not sure why i put the wrong phone number on there. Brain flatulence.
Seems like I should do such a thing more often to McCarrt, just so I can get her on the phone more often and add more "words" and "expressions" to my lexicon.
Perhaps the most stupid thing I may have done lately is engage a client using bountyjobs for a senior level role. The senior candidates ain't impressed with a fly by night way to recruit.
McCarrt, thanks or educamating me on my speling. You are s-m-r-t.…
f the cliff while still being professional and if we challenge bloggers and readers force them to think from a new angle, then how does the site keep interesting ... I am always going to challenge a proposed position as I would want to be challenged on my own blogs every time. Its the reason why I read write and participate in blogging ... If we are not continually thinking about how we can improve processes and innovate how do we stay competitive in Business. That's my point ... Please don't take my bugging personally its my style. We can always meet up for a beer after.…
ocussed on application management. Response handlers. We have forgotten how to poke, if you pardon the expression!
And i hear you about the fact that we wont leave the CV behind. But its not that long ago that the writing up a personal summary involved physically typing it up and printing it out, stuffing it in an envelope and sticking it in the post. At that time we could have said the same. Can you imagine job seekers doing that now? No. A job is only a click away (or at least an application is!) and we are worse off for it.…
profound impact on how other people perceive us, but many of us drift through life mostly ignorant of it. Every time I meet people who are in stage, TV, etc., I am struck by how much more vivid their non-verbal communication is than "normal" peoples'.
In some ways I'd venture that formal training in something like drama might be far more career-advancing to an uber-geek than many math or comp-sci classes. After all, if you're an alpha-geek you will drink that stuff up wherever you go, but you might really need help jolting yourself out of your shell.…
asshole or did lightening hit a tree and they stepped out full grown?
Try is indeed a keyword. In Texas we have an expression, "try is all a steer can do". Doesn't mean they don't think they can just means that the results seldom come to fruition if you will.Tami Brittain said:
I have this experience about once per month... I'll find the perfect candidate (on paper), but once I get them on the phone, it's literally the equivalent of chewing tinfoil bubble gum. I grin and bear (or is it bare???? It's one of those days) and try to move forward.
Try being the key word here...
ause each person is unique.
I am working a position in Georgia for a high powered executive assistant to support three Sr. Executives. These guys are some of my favorite clients, they are hands on execs, travel all the time, work like the end of the world has been announced and they have to have everything done before it happens.
I posted a job ad that read something like: "This position supports three on the go executives who are great to work for. They are resepectful, fun and very busy. Top clerical skills are just the tip of the iceberg. You need to enjoy a fast paced environment, you work 8-5, 5 days a week, they work 18/7. Flexibility should describe your personality and the ability to "herd cats" at times without getting flustered will be a plus."
The ad went on a bit to mention the other skills, describe the industry as a wholesale distribution firm with international locations, etc. etc.
I received an interesting resume so sent back an email asking for salary and reasons for change and a time to speak with this candidate.
Here is what i got back:
Thanks so much for your reply; unfortunately, my husband read the ad and saw that there are "cats" involved. He is allergic and doesn't want me bringing cat hair into the home."
Now i realize that we use all kinds of expressions that some people never heard of but..
When i wrote back and told her that there were no cats involved in the job it was just an expression meaning that one would at times have three people asking for something at once and going different directions so might be a little frustrating. The only cats were the ones that sometimes come up on the parking lot that they run off.
She came back and asked, "Would i have to be the one to run them off the parking lot and my other concern is that if i work for three people would i ever be able to take a vacation?"
My response, "I don't really think this is the right fit, the cats and the vacation might be a problem so let's move on."
Let's hear the funniest turndown/questions you ever got from a candidate.…