Quick synopsis:A longstanding client of ours sought help with a Head of Sales role. My usual contact, the VP HR was especially vague about the role and especially unreliable in communicating…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra McCartt May 14, 2012.
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(This is an entry I originally contributed to our company's site, where the target audience is different from this community.)
It’s common today for senior leadership at companies to dispatch junior team members to interview candidates who, if they successfully make it through the process, would become that interviewer’s boss. Among recruiters, I probably represent the voice of dissent. I’m a fan of it, like I’m a fan of Social Media. It’s entertaining, it’s useful,…Continue
Posted on April 26, 2012 at 11:07am — 1 Comment
I had an interesting exchange via email with a VP level candidate while working to coordinate a meeting/ interview with a client. And I quote:
“Kant do it thurz? can Friday?”
My recruitment work is done primarily in the mobile and digital tech space, I’m a texter, a twitter junkie and into Social Media and totally get the language of microblogging.
There has to be a line drawn and adhered to that separates the quick…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2012 at 4:41pm — 8 Comments
Jesus Christ, I’m on the clock here again. It’s a good thing my wife made me quit smoking. I’d need a carton to keep these nerves at bay. Now, instead I compulsively refresh my stock portfolio. It’s down 40%. In four seconds it’ll be back up.
Just checked. It’s down 45%. Shit, that doesn’t help.
Well, at least I’ve still got Bourbon. As long as I’m in this business I’ll never give that up. It’s noon somewhere for chrissake.
It’s D-day on a…Continue
Posted on January 6, 2012 at 2:25pm — 24 Comments
Like any professionals, Executive Recruiters “talk shop”. Folks like to get together and chat about their wins and losses. And because there’s a significant sales component to this role, we’re judged more by our wins than our losses. As such, when talkin’ shop, it’s sometimes hard to discern what information being shared is accurate. Imagine a Ford Salesperson standing…Continue
Posted on October 26, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments