and 35 percent unfavorably…They tilt positively toward the spouse of Republican hopeful John McCain, by 27 percent to 17 percent. In other words: While the two women are about equally liked, Michelle Obama is twice as disliked as Cindy McCain."
That whole article can be read here.
I process this information as a prejudice that runs through the American psyche against strong women. Strength is one of the attributes looked for in leaders. Does this prejudice (if it exists) affect a woman's chances at advancement within organizations?
What do you think? Does this prejudice (if it exists) exist only in the U.S.?
By the way, I asked this question over on ERE in the Lipstick group and on LinkedIn. LinkedIn seems to be catching some wind in its sails (it being early on a holiday here in the U.S) so it looks like it might get some interesting answers. Check them out here.
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ht for respectable recruiting so you guys can pop these silly bastards upside the head. The bottom feeders are easy to recognize. This type of "slick willy" is most of the time worse. You listen to them or read their junk. Your blood starts to boil and you aren't quite sure why for a minute. Your first reaction is to think you need to defend yourself. It's the trap they set with the comeback we just saw here. "well, if it's not you why are you reacting, just move on, but it must have hooked you or you wouldn't be saying something.". "I'm just trying to raise your standards to my own, you poor pitiful shumck.
"slick willy" always starts his pitch to a client off with a diatribe about how most of his peers are only concerned about closing the deal and making a fast buck, but not him. Oh no, he used to be that way because he was trained by a bunch of car salesmen at MRI or Robert Half or any other well recognized name who do a lot of cold calling driving clients nuts. Bing, the trap closes because the client has had all those cold calls been irritated by them. The client says something to the effect that ,yes they call all the time and it's irritating. Then "slick willy goes into the second phase of how he learned the hard way to focus on concern for the client now that he has seen the light and offers up a copy of this blog to reinforce how he is trying to reform his own industry.
The put down sell used to work. Not so much anymore because "slick willy" has multiplied, clients are not stupid and most of them have bought a used car from the guy who says, "now we are not like the guys down the street who try to pressure you, boy I hate that, don't you?"
I can also tell you this. It's. Full moon ,if you haven't noticed, I co manage a couple of non recruiting sites and the poo flinging nuts are out everywhere. In full tilt boogie.
In Texas we see and hear a lot of Bullshit so we don't have to take a bite of it to know what it is. Good luck to "slick willy" and all the others forms of bottom feeders. Lipstick on a pig doesn't get rid of the smell and that gentle readers is what you are reacting to in this post. It's still a pig even if you give it a bath and it says it isn't one.…
ing a chat program with no personal contact between the candidate and the recruiter or the hiring manager. If we get to that point we will only need robots ,so the only interview question would need to be , "how are you programmed?" or "Are all your parts in working order?" (EEOC would probably consider the second question as discriminatory.
I agree and I love the humor!
Sandra McCartt said:Having reviewed a lot of the online applications and hardcopy apps that companies use it may not be that the resume is dead. It occurs to me that the format will be forced to go to a standard that will have the information in the order that the ATS can parse. Most of the systems that my clients are using ask that resumes either be attached or entered into said box or by the time the online application has been completed the candidate has in fact written a short form resume. Entering "see resume" ensures that the application will not process.Candidate name, contact, education, experience by date in descending order looks to me like a chronological resume in the most readable form without all the functional buzzwords that make the current trend in resume presentation so time consuming to review. The current ,wretched ,functional format requires a full time data entry person to get information into an ATS ,so form adjusts to the relative simplicity of technology... Back to the future. Back to the original purpose of a resume before resume writing became some sort of attempt to put lipstick on a pig. Back to more of a data sheet or chronological resume. Thank you technology.Resumes are not dead ,in my opinion, but the flowery , functional format with a page of meaningless stuff may certainly be gasping it's last breath. It seems to me that as we emerge from the mess of this year that the resume is not the only thing that is moving to a leaner, more transparent, consise, clear and understandable way of doing things. For some of us it is back to the future that took advanced technology to get us there with more efficiency at the end of the trip.A well written, hardcopy resume will always be a part of a job search and interview process unless we get to the point that interviews are done online using a chat program with no personal contact between the candidate and the recruiter or the hiring manager. If we get to that point we will only need robots ,so the only interview question would need to be , "how are you programmed?" or "Are all your parts in working order?" (EEOC would probably consider the second question as discriminatory).In my opinion technology can not replace people but it can certainly get rid of a lot of irrelevant people noise. 140 characters anyone! Interviewing without a resume is like taking a cross country road trip without a map.
o the sounds of nature: roosters crowing, coconuts falling or children laughing in the surf. No alarm clocks, as a matter of fact, most mornings I refused to even look at a clock. Sometimes, I woke at 6am, sometimes later.
The demands of daily work, a necessary job, the pressures of deadlines and laundry, the anxiety of an empty refrigerator or the dread of school meetings were nowhere to be found. I also, amazingly, took two weeks off from writing. I did make notes and took pictures but I let go of a challenging routine that I have adhered to for over two years. And after 33 years of never leaving my house without makeup on, ever, I took a chance. I decided I would let that habit rest for two weeks also. I did not wear makeup the whole time I was away, other than a barely tinted lipstick or an SPF lip balm. The first day, it was really strange. I constantly felt like something was missing. But by Day Two, I was digging it and I never once missed it again. It was so freeing. I didn’t wear a whole lot of makeup to begin with, but I did always wear it.
Upon my return, I dreaded having to start wearing makeup again, so I didn’t. I have worn a little mascara on my top lashes, but that is about it. Probably as my tan fades, I may wear a bit more. But here’s the thing, that part of my rest and relaxation came home with me. My morning routine is easier and quicker now. I am happier in the mornings and I can’t really explain why. It may have something to do with the after effects of an actual vacation, a real break from real life. But I like it, one more chink in the chain of insanity. It may seem unimportant to men and even some women. All I can tell you is that I have an unfamiliar sense of freedom and a newness in my life; my life that can be sane, that allows me to remember two weeks of infusing peace.
We all have an anchor that keeps us tied close to the depths of a crazy sea. You may have several anchors, I certainly did. An anchor represents stability and/or immobility. What if that stringent immobility is what is keeping you from reaching your true potential? What if it keeps you from getting the rest you need? Of feeling the love you deserve? Of getting to know the most important people in your life better? And we sometimes confuse anchors with walls. We should stay figuratively closer to our homes, family and friends, and the ties that keep us there. Often, we build walls, thinking they will keep us close. Too often we build those walls on the wrong side, they end up separating us from those we love or want to love.
I am certain that I am done building walls. I am certain that the peace and rest I experienced will continue to change me, mold me into the better person I want and need to become. We so often sit anchored to our pasts or to our desks, when all we really need sometimes is a new wind blowing across the bow or to enjoy the view from the other side of the boat or even to simply look up and see the view. I do now. And I will tomorrow, my quest to mainline sanity will be lifelong.