Thomas Patrick Chuna
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"blind" resumes when marketing candidates?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Patrick Chuna May 9, 2009.

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Thomas Patrick Chuna commented on Sandra McCartt's blog post 'A Eulogy for My Friend and Client'
"Sandra, I just saw this, I am very sorry for your loss. :("
Dec 5, 2012
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day: Can a resume gap deem a candidate unworkable?'
"Only three things make a candidate unworkable in the case of "resume gaps"   1) not being a fit for the position in the first place   2) the candidate being unable to explain the gap properly during the interview…"
Nov 27, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Marcus Edwardes's discussion 'resume writing/editing services'
"I like what Amber said..whether one pays five bucks, or one pays a thousand for a resume, if it doesn't convey "you", it's a waste of money..if the writer isn't asking the questions, it's a waste of…"
Jul 27, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Looking For RBC Feedback'
"Valentino, I agree 100%..I wouldn't want a blanket policy about promoting stuff within the context of a blog, but the ones that cross a line are easy to see..I really don't want to see them banned, maybe just returned to the sender for…"
Jul 13, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Looking For RBC Feedback'
"Weed out the blogs that are more advertising than useful content."
Jul 12, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna commented on Jessica Lunk's blog post 'Unleashing the Networking Potential of Facebook Places.'
"What about those who would prefer to eat their lunch in peace? There's kind of a taboo against interrupting someone while they are eating, or has social media done away with that too? That's why god gave us voicemail and we can…"
Jun 22, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Mikal Jackson's discussion 'Hey Your Recruiter types - Got a Question!'
"Tell jobseekers to quit asking if recruiters are contingency or retained..coaches seem to think that's important for jobseekers to know and it's not...if the jobseeker is qualified and committed, AND the client wants to talk to them,…"
Jun 19, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Mikal Jackson's discussion 'Another Question From A Career Coach'
"I like what Amy said..older workers need to understand that the world has changed, and they need to adapt or be forgotten..another meaning of "experienced" is "set in their ways".   I would also caution them not to over -…"
Jun 19, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Sandra McCartt's discussion 'A Story That Needs to be Told - Part I'
"Damn..can't wait for part II.."
Jun 11, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Keith Plesha's discussion 'Salary Objections'
"I just tell the candidate that knowing their range helps me protect their interests going forward...never fails. I tell them, "if this gets to the point where you are talking money and they lowball you, we walk and find a serious company, so…"
Jun 3, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Simone Yard's discussion 'Getting on the Vendor List'
"How are you approaching these companies?"
May 31, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna commented on Bert Shimabukuro's blog post '5 Tips on Recruiting or Working with Asian-Americans'
""The last thing I want to talk about is another conversation about ethnicity, a sushi place, or karate" See, the whole time I was reading your original post, I was wondering why "don't ask me if I know karate" wasn't #6…"
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"Yes Paul! great point: "the latter does not come across as self-serving and users love that" this is key to's about the community, not those who seek to profit from it. Not that we can't profit from a community,…"
May 14, 2011

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The most important thing..

The other day, I was thinking back to a factory job I held from 1987 until 1995..I worked the afternoon shift at an aluminum casting foundry, where we made parts for things like autos, fighter jets, and tanks..

Anyway, my job was to take the rough edges off of the castings, done by holding the casting "just right" on a rotating belt of very coarse sandpaper..the belt moved fast enough that if one was careless or in a hurry, a casting could be destroyed in seconds, or worse yet, one's… Continue

Posted on September 29, 2009 at 8:52am

Now THAT'S what I call social media

So I'm playing with one of those online resume searching deals ( CV fox for those of you keeping track), and about ten pages into my returns, I find a PDF that's actually an attendee list from a convention held by professionals within my specialty.

So, I'm going to like, socially reach out to them and see if I can't change someones life for the better.

Just thought I'd offer encouragement to the sourcers out there - keep on digging. :)

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 8:51am

The bottom line - does it work?

" did the technique work? - then it was the right technique".

These words of wisdom came from my martial arts instructor..The point being it is fruitless to worry about adhering to a particular "way", when the goal is survival.

What does this have to do with recruiting you ask? Well, ones recruiting methodology most likely mirrors that of the people who taught you to recruit, and much like habits, methodologies have a direct impact on ones success,

Methodologies… Continue

Posted on August 6, 2009 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

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At 11:23pm on October 14, 2009, Slouch said…
That was a great comment you left here about I'm glad you like it.


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