n it and no contact base at all- I was able to successfully submit 4 candidates- and I have about 10 candidates working on getting their documents complete and will be submitted pretty soon and 2 referrals:) All just by doing cold calling."…
“I think failure here can be looked at as not seeing the market changes, and adjusting accordingly.” What market changes are we seeing and what adjustments can we make?
Do you need anyone's permission to "admit" to failure- thoughts?
“I think failure is the inability to make a good living and thus you have to live off your own money in the bank.”
“Failure carries a strong taboo-why?”
“As sourcers we're good at assessing motivation. Agree?”
“Is NOT listening one of the steps to failure?”
“If times are lean, and you aren't paying the bills, you should quit and do something more productive in a different field.”
“Do you think personality types key into failure rates?”
“How do you know when you have a problematic personality?”
“At this point in my life my definition of success is much different than it was 20 years ago.”
See you in class!
“I hold a beast, an angel and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, downthrow and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression.” ~ Dylan Thomas…
than good. My point was that sometimes giving a reaction, a controlled one, to a stinky question demonstrates that you care enough about the question to express a concern about it. A "pleasant expression" under fire suggests you may be mute, or in a trance...which is an odd response given the circumstances.
The questions I pose in an interview are not meant to get a reaction other than a truthful response regarding their experiences, education, accomplishments and ambition. I think I can get at that information by not insulting, tricking or stressing a job applicant.
Some job candidates are good at presenting GRAVITAS in an interview due to their confidence gained from work experiences and accomplishments--and some are damn good actors. And some candidates are not so confident, but even those have potential.
Rather than GRAVITAS - I pursue VERITAS because getting as close as possible to the truth of a candidate's background can separates the doers from the actors.
By the way, Mary--so far your post has attracted 403 "view" (the number is listed right beneath you post). That's plenty of interest and my guess is other responses will be coming soon as well.
l forums and discussion boards gave them a voice in the late 90's.
The same confidence of expression is now emerging with employees and potential employees via social media especially - its a natural evolution. And organisations ignore it at their peril.
Sad story, but all too common. Nice post Mervyn.…
t reminded me of an expression I used to hear on a daily basis working for an unnamed recruitment company ..."If you throw enough mud against the wall, some of it is eventually going to stick" - It seems as though in today's technological world we live in it's become quantity not quality.…
many of us have agreements with the companies we place with that we do not recruit or many times represent their current employees unless asked to outplace them. As Barb said, ah but we should have that kind of power to play chinese checkers with people as if they were inanimate objects with no free will. Sheesh!…