What a great year...2013! I'm sure for many of you the lump of coal for 2013 will the be taxes you owe. Obviously, the flip side of that is that if your recruiting practice isn't on an upward climb right now, you might want to review what's going on. I just finished working out on the elliptical for an hour and watched a documentary on the initiating boot…Continue
So here's the thing. I'm going to do my darned hardest to scrub any USA politics from this and keep this zeroed in on recruiting. You people are bright and will get it. But please, even when you solve the equation, don't try rallying political debate below. I won't play.
Last night while walking the cockapoo, I was…Continue
Have you ever seen the movie Platoon with (cough, cough) Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Charlie Sheen from a million years ago? Sheen’s character in the movie moves quickly from one vignette to the next leaving watchers of this nail biter breathless for two straight hours. I remember way…Continue
Indulge me while I play a bit of make believe. If I didn't live and breathe this business (including an occasional dream about it at night), I think I might actually enjoy reading. Unfortunately, four score and a zillion years ago when I took the ACT's, my…Continue
Mere moments into the new day, I'm already thinking and planning my morning activities at work. Momentum in my mind builds as I travel mentally through to-do's with…Continue
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Over the weekend, inspired by a recent visit to a spa on vacation, I invested in several very expensive Hungarian goose down pillows. We happily took…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on August 27, 2013 at 8:31am — No Comments
I'm a headhunter in Detroit and 20 minutes ago I received an e-mail from Indeed.com enticing me to search resumes in their database. There's a big, BOLD announcement that they're getting 2 Million resumes per month. (Wow!)
I clicked on the conveniently provided link to "Search…Continue
Sometimes I go to the local casino. All around me are obnoxious “ding, ding, ding” sounds of those around me suddenly winning millions of dollars. Or ten. I digress. …Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on August 25, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments
I'm still in a pissy mood after participating in today's Recruiting Animal Show starring Michael Kelemen and with guest (I'm not saying). For those of you with iPhones, you can listen to it at 1.5X speed to cut the pain to your mind shorter.
This has been an interesting summer for me as a headhunter. I discovered two things dedicated to recruiting (in general): The Recruiting Animal Show (hosted by Michael Kelemen supposedly somewhere in Canada) and recruitingblogs.com. I’ve learned so much! In addition to that, I've gotten to read and hear all about how so many out there hate recruiters/headhunters…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on August 13, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on July 6, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I have to admit I'm in PARADISE.
I have my doubts if anyone followed the past 30 days journey into an unknown future when a month ago I decided to dump what I was working on as a recruiter and start from "start".
For the past four days, I've been tucked away in a little corner of the USA. There are palm trees, little signs of humanity, gourmet food,…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 26, 2013 at 8:44pm — No Comments
Any fan of the Sapranos would know that those two words were what we were left with after however many seasons of the show. And knowing our state of shock as we watched the clock, waiting and hoping for answers, and the damn minute hand kept creeping towards the end of the hour...the director not only tortures us with slicing a chain saw through the Journey song, but then leaves 30 seconds of black screen to stare at.
The magic of the Sapranos really circled around the character…Continue
Sometimes I wish I would wake up and be one of those recruiters with $5,000 suits from Dubai who tool around in their choice of Ferrari to get to the office.
I've had this client since 2005. Back then, I cleaned up, threw a suit on, and made my way to their office. I met their VP of HR at his office and he was half my size. I remember. They were in a mode of expansion. Within a few months, I had a few placements and soon enough he had hired an HR Generalist to take over the…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Oh, man, cue the circus music! It's our annual "Let's FBI'nd Hoffa!" festival. This year it's being held at a farm field in the neighboring Oakland county. The Feds were sneaky once again and it wasn't until some of our brightest scholars in the area noticed the huge piece of earth moving equipment and all…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 18, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
This Father's Day, I'm officially admitting that I'm a "prude". While I'm at it, I'll also admit that I'm one of those people who doesn't really "get" most song lyrics and if you heard me sing (God forbid) a favorite song, there's no doubt I slaughter the lyrics. I'll get to that in a minute...
Got a call yesterday from a guy who's a bartender at a local trendy restaurant that we often go…Continue
Another shot weekend. I'll be weeding through a ka-zillion resumes over the weekend once again. Though as a personal highlight I'm looking forward to seeing the Superman movie. We're cheap so we'll probably hit the matinee. (Christopher Nolan and comic flicks is a great combo.)
OK so I got the story from one of my clients which is a combination of four companies that merged in the last six months. They have plants sprinkled throughout the Midwest and guess what... they need…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 14, 2013 at 5:28pm — No Comments
I was involved with a group of professionals and influencers in the metro Detroit area working together on a mission of hope and renewal for the city of Detroit. It was a volunteer thing and was fun while it lasted but after a while I had to back away because I simply couldn't dedicate the right amount of time on it.
We had a "speed networking" event among the membership to make super-quick introductions between each other. There was such a variety of people with really diverse…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 13, 2013 at 5:25pm — No Comments
I want to draw a parallel and analogy that may confuse some people. I have a total attitude today and I think I figured out why a lot of people have attitudes about Recruiters (headhunters).
I hate it here (sometimes). I live in the most dangerous city on Earth. Exaggeration? I think not. Since I consider myself eternally out of shape, I fired up my jogging program a couple months ago. I'm up to six miles a day now. And I live in a city.
When I chose this place, I…Continue