e Dark Side of Dating) where he bemoaned the fact that his advice was interpreted as manipulative, on the face of it. What he was really bemoaning was the fact that so many people fail to see beyond that to the true message – that, in his words:
It's funny, because now that I teach men how to meet women, I get questions all the time that start with things like "I don't want to use the things you teach because I don't want to be MANIPULATIVE with women".
Ironic, really. Mostly because I think of the things I teach as being NON-manipulative.
And one of the things that I've realized is that being honest with yourself, and honest with women makes you feel like a better person inside.
And I think that the way you feel about yourself determines so many things... from your inner level of satisfaction with life...to the level of trust others have for you when
they meet you.
As far as I'm concerned, the more CANDID and HONEST you can be with yourself and others, the more self-esteem and character you build for the long-run.
I don't want to start sounding like an ethics professor or a philosopher, but let's just say That MORE HONEST is MORE BETTER.
I read it with great interest because much of the same thing can be said about phone sourcing. Read his whole message here and tell me what you think.…
g" as being the return to irrational margins and "piles of cash".
My experience with social media is that it can suck us in - I used to spend an hour or two a day at RBC alone. So I realized I needed to recommit myself to my work, and when I did, my business increased exponentially. 2009 has been my best billing year ever because I made an active decision to pursue social media purely as a multi-channel strategy. Every Tom, Bob, and Harry recruiter wants to use social media as their new business development strategy ("I'll come in and teach you how to use Twitter!") . . . so what I did was stay 'old-school' in my approach. I say that in the sense that my value prop isn't how to teach someone to use Twitter or create a LI group, but rather, to place key talent at my Clients; talent that makes an immediate impact. The result? Clients love those of us that have stuck to our roots and are now sick and tired of recruiters and staffing pros' that want to teach them social media in an effort to earn search assignments - they want us to deliver results! In other words, sticking to the roots of why we exist in the first place has now become a point of differentiation as every new technology tool du-jour comes out, each more hyped than the last (i.e. MySpace 2 years ago, SecondLife last year, Twitter this year, etc.)
So it's "Hi-Ho, Off to work I go" - I have a candidate en route to Milwaukee and 3 face-to-face interviews occuring in the next 3 hours. That's probably why I was on FB and found Geoff's link back here! :)
Again, thanks, Geoff - this post is great.…
I think that creating Boolean search strings is not an art where you create the right string (if you "know the stuff") and collect the results. Rather, it's a process where you come up with a string, take a look at the results, change your string based on the results you're getting, look at the results again etc. till you collect enough info on the subject (such as a good number of online resumes with certain skills). The search art is much more about playing with the string to add or remove keywords than about using some advanced syntax.
Available training materials like cheatsheets are "static" and often address the syntax and give good starting points but do not teach you the process. Do you agree? What is the best way to teach someone the process of searching?
tops. They training available by webinar all the time to teach you new cool tricks and shortcuts or to just refresh your memory on a particular topic. If you need to know how to do something you can either pickup the phone and they'll walk you through it step by step or you can call someone like Tegan. If you get her, she sends me this great illustrated how to sheets that take you through it step by step. I'll admit it, I am somewhat lazy when it comes to reading manuals...I like immediate gratification....but I've been told the same stuff is in the manual too (which is under the help menu). Okay, I have to get working today, but I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you that Sendouts also gave us this really cool free webinar with Barb Bruno (recruiting guru)...so they train beyond just the software. Good luck..be sure to let us know your final decision.…