your tactics. I put up a page a while back and got bumped off the network without warning. I decided to then, actually read the terms of service... which prohibit advertising. I was not spamming anyone.. just joined a bunch of groups... next thing I know, my page was taken down. I'd like to know how to capitalize on their network. Thanks! Jim…
Added by Jim Canto at 10:05pm on February 14, 2008
click the "I agree" button to stop inviting people and keep your account, and if you don't your account will be closed. So now I pick and choose who I invite and always send a personalized message explaining why I am inviting them to connect and giving them and out. Like you Marie, I find it ironic that LinkedIn actively promotes a culture of "get more connections", pushing new connections at every turn, and then expects you to have personally met each one of 5,000 connections? huh? So, I have recently upgraded my account, thanks to my employer, and can utilize in-mail when necessary, and the search function is so much better and effective at identifying possible connections with the most relevant experience. …
t they will receive a warning, and they get banned if they do it a second time. Also, posters would need to immediately accept all comments- no "pending approval" or "closed to comments". As an alternative/supplement: have a "Paid Infomercial" section- we might get the same crap, but at least you and RBC would be making money off it.
2) It's HARD to write a full article,but it's not hard to raise a point/question or two. Perhaps a separate section where people could do (question/point or two) that without submitting a full blog might increase traffic. It could be all "old school" BBS/WELL- retro and ****.
3) While I don't care for all the "Recruiting 101" stuff, it may be very valuable to other, more junior people. Perhaps there could be "harder"/more segregated sections so people can go to either everything if they choose, or just the sections they like. That way, nobody need complain about irrelevant content.
Folks, what do YOU think?
so she is hoping that no one noticed that the backs of her legs were bright red from being stuck to the seat.
We have hydration warnings. Now there's a term for you. My idea of hydrating myself is to turn the hose on and put it over my head. We don't have the humidity that Austin has so we have always sneered a bit at folks from the Southern part of the state. "Sure it's hot in the panhandle, but it's a dry heat so it's not as miserable as it is where it's humid" Yeah right, today is going to be between 105 and 110. When they start giving you ranges of heat they might as well say, "You're gonna die sucker".
I had a candidate in yesterday from the NorthWest. After her interview i asked her if she had any questions. She looked at me and said, "Just one, is my skin ever going to puff back up?" I said, "Sure, just look at me, I don't look bad for somebody who is 28." She got on the plane with a stricken look. I don't think she is going to become a Texan this year.…
ents and industries--and thinking you can avoid them without making some adjustments, especially to those changes that may directly affect you, is asking for trouble. I live up the road a ways from Joplin, Missouri where a tornado destroyed lives and a good percentage of the town. Some of the folks who escaped the disaster—admitted that they “heard the sirens and the warnings…but never imagined they would be hit” so they made no effort to seek shelter until the last minute (they were lucky to tell the tail). While this is an extreme example of an event that has nothing to do with staying current with job skills, etc., it’s a simple reminder that everything can change in an instant. So, with my forty years (going on 41) in the discipline of recruitment, I remain a student of the recruitment process and also of fast moving cloud formations that loom up out of nowhere.
My "scar tissue", earned mostly in the trenches, reminds me to pay attention particularly in redundant situations—where a slight variation, if noticed, can be a learning event.
Just as importantly, learning from others, particularly from many of the active Pros in RecruitingBlogs.com, is a rich resource for tips, DOs and DON’Ts, etc., that can be instructive even for an old dog like me.…
itive about us- as there will be with any major vendor.
Human nature demands a Ford for every Chevy, and some folks won't like one or the other no matter what you do. Mac v. Windows, Tom v. Jerry, Bush v. Gore- the world is full of em.
Plus sometimes we just screw stuff up- not afraid to admit it or talk about our mistakes because we value transparency, and we try not to make the same ones twice, which is more than twice as bad. Not going to go out of our way to draw attention to them, but not going to try and spin them away either. Most vendors don't get out in front about their issues, but we all have them, because we are all human beings and no enterprise of any nature is flawless (to say the least).
It's a little odd these days to have a personal motto, but I do have one; "knowledge is a hard won thing".
That's why I find your post problematic- why type it out in the first place ? If you won't name the vendor, your complaints are without context, and in this case, to ponder any sort of vetting that could or should have happened and yet be unwilling to provide some yourself is in a real sense inviting more trouble for your fellows by withholding what may be a useful warning.
As to the harm to Jason's revenue stream that could occur with a negative review of this offering; not only can he take good care of himself, but I would highly doubt that such a thing would impact any advertising decision anyway, unless it were from Jason's own hand, which is another aspect of your vetting post.
As of now, your position does not help the vendor or the RBC community- I hope you reconsider it.…
t gets to be a sticky wicket because these folks get calls all day from who knows how many recruiters who are on their list plus those who want to be.
Here is my suggestion. Instead of calling any of them direct find someone you know personally and who knows you personally who also knows one of the internal recruiters. Ask that person to give the internal they know a call and give you a recommendation or if you are in the same city have the person you know invite the internal to join both of you for coffee or lunch.
You mention having spoken with several hiring managers to find out about the business and were well received. It appears that they mentioned it to the internal recruiters or HR. Might have been even favorable mention that you seemed genuinely interested. What that does is make the internals and/or HR go on point like a birddog that a TPR is calling their hiring managers. It sounds like you were contacted and told that was a no no. Ok. got it, don't do that again. They may accept that you were only trying to learn about the business but that is normally a thinly veiled way of making contact with the hope that the hiring manager will ask HR/internal to call you.
This castle is closely guarded, you have made attempts to get to know the kings and queens of recruiting and the keepers of the keys and the generals and you got shoved back into the moat with a warning that if you cross the moat and enter the castle without invitation the queen will not be amused. Take heed fair princess of recruiting. Dont' do any more or they will feed you to the alligators. All may have noticed that you are indeed a fair princess and the objective is to hope they will call upon you to come for an audience. Wait until you are summoned unless you can find a knight who knows one of the kings or queens of recruiting and can intercede for you. The dowager empress here advises that jousting with the kings and queens of recruiting is not suitable for princesses of recruiting. They have bigger horses, sharper lances and the favor of the monarch. Wait and hope that you have made enough impression of a favorable nature that they will invite you to the ball. Should you become a thorn in the side of the kings and queens of recruiting they will indeed cast you into the dungeon. The generals will not be able to save you even though they may find you fair indeed. They fight bigger wars than saving princesses.
There are many castles in the kingdom. Move on temporarily to another castle. You may find that instead of kings and queens of recruiting the next castle will have princes and princesses of internal recruiting who would be only too glad to meet with a princess of recruiting for a bit of ale or a touch of the grape.…