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bill martineau commented on bill martineau's blog post 'No Pot of Gold at the End of This Rainbow'
"Adam, Thanks for your comment. As for your question I can only address it from my industry (IT) perspective where LIFO hiring is really a thing of the past. Companies selection process for who to let go now starts with things like actual…"
Feb 2, 2009
Adam commented on bill martineau's blog post 'No Pot of Gold at the End of This Rainbow'
"Bill, great post. My question is what do you say to a candidate that is worried about leaving their job they have been at for several years and have tenure to go to a new company where, in this economy, they could be the first to go?"
Feb 2, 2009
Maureen Sharib commented on bill martineau's blog post 'No Pot of Gold at the End of This Rainbow'
"Bill, Not gonna happen. What Corporate America lacks in its rank-and-file is an alarming apathy that goes along with an employee mentality and that's how Corporate America wants it, never you mind what they say to the opposite. It's by…"
Feb 2, 2009
Maureen Sharib commented on bill martineau's blog post 'No Pot of Gold at the End of This Rainbow'
"Bill, What Corporate America lacks in its rank-and-file is an alarming apathy that goes along with an employee mentality. That's by design. Our schools don't encourage our kids to grow up to work for themselves - they encourage out kids…"
Feb 2, 2009
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No Pot of Gold at the End of This Rainbow

With more and more companies reducing headcount a trend has emerged that has me baffled. As you might expect we’ve targeted companies that are performing poorly because they are easier to recruit from since logically many more people are looking to “jump ship”, but what we’ve seen is that while many of these potential candidates are expecting to be let go the are actually waiting around for it to happen.The big reason….the severance package…Huh?Yes it seems the belief of most is that a…See More
Feb 2, 2009

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Where's the Sense of Urgency?

Making the placement process, specifically the offer process, all come together can be a delicate ordeal, but during the crunch time that was the holiday season can make it a potential nightmare if something goes wrong.

As a 3rd party recruiter I’m accustomed to sometimes having to push the process forward from time to time, but typically once a company has actually made an offer HR is all on board with the process and moving full speed ahead as to satisfy their customer (the hiring… Continue

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 5:58pm

Interviewing Everyday

It funny how people get so anxious and nervous about interviewing. Sure the people you meet with during an interview aren’t people you know and it won’t be easy to judge the meaning of their words and inflections much less their body language, but is it really that different from what you do everyday?

In your current position you’re constantly making sure your boss, peers and clients/customers are pleased with your work, attitude and effort. So aren’t you really interviewing everyday… Continue

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 9:26am

Go West! (or East, South or North)

For months we’ve been talking with those unfortunate IT professionals that have been affected by the economic downturn through RIF, layoffs, outsourcing, etc. about being flexible in their search. Flexible in the type of work they’ll do, their commuting distance, the salary they’ll accept…and finally we told them to be flexible in where they live and that while selling a house may be daunting there career livelihood may depend on it. However, after hearing… Continue

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

The Hardest Placement in Your Life

Making placements is hard and recruiters always have various theories for their anticipated success or failure on any given position search. Most typically it begins with such things as their depth of knowledge of the company, the hiring process, position requirements, their knowledge of the available talent pool, experience working with the hiring official and the preferred personality traits of the team in addition to many other moving parts. However, the hardest placement that you’re ever… Continue

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 4:07pm

Are You Completely Gracious?

I had a hiring official call me back on a marketing call to discuss a position that was going to be created in his group just six months after his company had had layoffs and he himself had to let one of his team members go. Unfortunately he told me he wasn’t going to be able to use my services to fill the position, and not for a typical reason like no funding for recruiters fees, but because he was bringing the team member he had let go back in as a contractor.

Sure you’re thinking… Continue

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 11:27am — 3 Comments

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At 4:49pm on April 23, 2008, Nancy Ford said…
Ha - You are a Social Distortion fan also? That is excellent! You are welcome. I'm going to take down some of those songs and put up some new ones - if you like Social Distortion, you'll like some of my other music a lot also. So check back! Have a great day!
At 7:38pm on February 27, 2008, Katrina Grant said…
Hi Bill,

I apologize for not getting back with you sooner. I would be more than happy to help with any SAP requirements you are working on. I welcome you to contact me directly at: 734-261-6797

Thank you for thinking of me and I hope we get a chance to speak soon!



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