table. Just remember that recruiters are a lot like Luby's cafeteria. We are only as good as the last meal we had there so when you find a good candidate or close a placement call it good and get up and go do another one. History is just dandy but the one you do tomorrow is the one that counts. It's my take that we start a new job every day. That is what makes this job better than any job on the planet. We bring our experience from the last one to the next one but there is no resting on your accomplishments. Each one is just a building block for the next one.
@ Pamela I bet you do based on what we know about each other you will probably look better. :) Working with the legal eagles with either keep you on your toes or make a totally law abiding citizen out of one. I love it when the legals get hot when somebody tries to negotiate with them and how they sputter when one asks them if it isn't what they do to negotiate with the rest of the world.
@Boorman It will make my day when you get rid of that hat. I am meeting with a client today that i made my first placement with in 1978. One of the staff accountants (new grad) i placed with them is now the CFO. I have about 30 to 40 clients who have been in the fold for over 20 years. New ones come along all the time as the result of referrals from the older ones and from people i have placed as they move from one company to the next. I am on my third generation of candidates in the same family with some candidates. Some funny stories about that too.
Before i started as a recruiter i was an accountant in a family owned business in cattle and oil and gas investments. Prior to that i was business manager of a TV station that was a CBS affiliate. I have been the oldest living freshman at WTAM three different times. When i take on a new industry i go back to school and take all the core classes in that major. I have enough college hours for a PhD but no degree because as a generalist in all things i didn't want to bother with taking PE and some boring math classes. My majors have been journalism, accounting, psychology and animal science/equine option. I am a certified animal cruelty investigator certified to testify in court and a professional model and image consultant. A life long Texan steel magnolia and ya don't wear your cowboy lid with a tshirt you duck. : Thanks for the good wishes.
I have never been very into birthdays but for some reason i love this one. My great grand sons refer to me as the dragon lady because i demand no hats in the house gentlemen and you best comb your hair and use the correct fork or you won't live long enough around me to have that baseball cap jerked off your head and smacked with it. John Deere Green is a sexy color but if God had meant for you to wear a baseball cap you would have been born into a family of baseball players.…
a wider net. It is only an example I posted, not the one and only search formula!
Depending on the job title, pre-screening may or may not be an effective tool. In IT for instance, it is most definitely a deterrent for qualified candidates so I would never use one except for entry-level type positions.
In my opinion, the best overall approach is that which addresses the processes for each organization based on the types of positions they fill, the caliber of their recruiting team and their available resources (budget, personnel, etc.). No one search string will fit for all searches, just as no one software solution will work for all organizations, so the process from the users' side must be rock solid independent of everything else.…
s here in the US? I don't know. I've never heard of it - but then again - it's not my world. I'm glad I'm not working with any client who would think it appropriate to invite me and my competitors to the same meeting.
A client meeting is a one-on-one encounter. Or at least ONE recruiter. I'll take all the decision makers in one place as I can get!
I wouldn't have accepted and then been a no-show however. That was a bad call. I would have suggested another time to meet.
The last place I would want to be is in a room full of other recruiters drooling over the same bit of business.
I suspect (and hope) the other two did have better things to do.…
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I imagine if the opposite had happened and they said they don't normally honor those vouchers, but would make an exception. Not only would they probably close a deal that might also include other sandwiches (I imagine you were hungry too), but you would be spreading a different message.
Short sighted'ness like that demonstrated here by Subway, is simply too bad.…
Think about this one before you answer -it's a subject that holds promise to be explosive. I'll go out on the limb here and state that I think working in one's own best interest is the better way to conduct business and I'll stretch out further on the branch and say I believe that's how most successful companies work.
What do you think?…
cellphone that would activate on day of hire, any forms they would need to fill out, links to websites, manuals, orientation schedule, key contacts, etc...It was amazing. We never had one person change their mind on working with us once they received this package. Sure it's a bit more expensive and risky (we only had one problem ever in over a thousand hires).…