information out there. I agree, the media is what we all used to have, which was very one sided. My concern is what @Alasdair said- many aren't even seen because of mass number of people self promoting. Do you see this happening or do you disagree strongly? I like when people challenge me and my thinking- even if I am incorrect. We all learn. The sadness is when things go unchallenged and even unnoticed. People will cease to write eventually in this type of forum. …
tly on the lookout for all manner of training and coaching, but seem to make the same mistakes over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with training, as long as there’s some LEARNING going on.
Of course, at the other extreme are the recruiters who are totally self-taught. As a trainer, self-taught recruiters drive me crazy, because you can't teach them anything. By nature, people who are autodidactic—that’s a fancy word for - self-taught—are pretty much resistant to any way of doing things they didn't figure out for themselves. No matter how you advise them, they just go back and do it their own way.
Striking a Balance
I've found that the most successful people—recruiters or otherwise—are people who are receptive to training and eager to stand on the shoulders of giants. They're comfortable working within a system, as long as they get good results.
But people also have a sixth sense for when a system breaks down, or they need an answer that can’t be found online or in their training materials. At that point, their inner coach kicks in, and they begin to look for ways to solve problems, or at the very least, learn from their mistakes.
That's why I love the expression, "Success is a poor teacher." No matter how rigorous your training, there's no better—or more personal—learning experience than a setback or a failure. Being forced to learn on the fly can be difficult and frustrating. But as Tony Robbins once observed, there's a lot to be gained from turning the frustration of a problem into fascination for the solution.
Giant leaps in proficiency rarely occur as a result of preparation alone. Rather, success has a way of arriving just in the nick of time, at that lonely intersection where formal training and the need for self-preservation collide.…
ng a tat or piercing or manipulation somewhere in your body has nothing to do with how well you can do your job and has everything to do with self expression and individuality. The conformity police that thinks everyone should look/be the same (um...boomers) and then the socialist group wants mommy and daddy (ie Government) to come in and save the world and protect us from being who we want to be.
Moral of the story -
1. This guy just needs to set his profile on FB/Myspace to private like the rest of us do
2. The manager is a pompous jerk who deserves not to get a top employee anyway
3. People on here love to get the chance to talk politics (ie government regs) every chance they get - ITS ABOUT A TATTOO PEOPLE
4. Soon, Gen Y'ers will rule the world and then you will be looked at funny when you come in wearing a suit/tie to an interview (YEA!)…