Valentino Martinez's Blog (63)

If you like MAD MEN & Advertising & Recruiting -- you might like this recruiting result…

"Mad Men has a new hire: 75-year-old ad man straight from the swinging 60s"

"New series of hit show has called on British artist Brian Sanders to draw ad campaign heralding return of Don Draper and co"


Added by Valentino Martinez on March 12, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Puppy Appeal Recruitment Advertisement - Ralston Purina Company - "Your Pet Our Passion"

Photo by Valentino Martinez - Ralston Purina Recruiters & Recruitment Booth - NSHMBA National Job Fair

In recruitment advertisement use what works. If the image/message represents a…


Added by Valentino Martinez on March 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

A Recruiter's Regret - It Goes With the Job...And When Done Professionally…It Not Only Makes a Good Impression - It Establishes a Strategic One

Image Source: MrJCarroll

While we do not hand out “Courtesy Regret Cards” (that would be bad form and insensitive) -- an important part of a recruiter’s job is the effective handling of regretting those job candidates who will not be receiving a job offer once the selection process is completed.  Most recruiters and employers…


Added by Valentino Martinez on February 12, 2013 at 12:17am — No Comments

Images of Grimaces - Recruiter Regrets

Any regrets as a recruiter?


A disappointing or disappointed placement?

A missed opportunity?…


Added by Valentino Martinez on March 6, 2012 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

Sometimes Thinking Outside of the Box Is The Wrong Think To Do

Never, ever, think outside of the box...because your...decision may haunt you later.

Source:  The New Yorker Magazine

In recruitment…


Added by Valentino Martinez on February 5, 2012 at 3:19am — No Comments

Best Embalmers & Best Recruiters Have What In Common?

International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral conference - Photo source: Enchantment (Albums) Guy Kawasaki

Exactly what do the best Embalmers have in common with the best Recruiters?…


Added by Valentino Martinez on January 22, 2012 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Recruiters & Hiring Managers BEWARE: Can you be objective in the hiring process?

Photo Source:  The New Yorker magazine

Many years ago I was on the premises of a well known movie studio in Burbank, CA delivering a video tape to a Producer and Board Member of the Minority Community Based Organization I was working for at the time.  During an informal tour of the studio I was struck with all…


Added by Valentino Martinez on December 17, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Alien Abductions: The Real Deal?


Added by Valentino Martinez on November 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A SALUTE TO VETERANS PAST AND PRESENT – And how serving in the military was my introduction into recruitment...

It all started with the military heritage of my family.

On June 16, 1942 the New Mexico Albuquerque Journal had a front page article with photos entitled "GIVE FIVE SONS TO THEIR COUNTRY".  The photos are those of my grandparents, on my mother's side, and their five sons (my uncles-THE CHAVEZ BROTHERS) in military uniform, all in the service (Army and…


Added by Valentino Martinez on November 11, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Beauty and Value and Potential ...are in the Eye of the Beholder - BEHOLD a Photograph that Sold at Christie's for $4.3 MILLION!

This 1999 photograph provided by Chrisitie's shows the Rhine river by German artist Andreas Gursky. Titled "Rhein II," the chromogenic color print face-mounted to acrylic glass was sold for $4.3 million Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Christie's in New York City, setting a record for any photograph sold at auction. (AP…


Added by Valentino Martinez on November 11, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

OT - The Moon Song - beyond the Missouri Sky

Work's at days' end...when it's about to be lights out.  Listening to the mellowest of this Charlie Haden & Pat Matheny construct of:

The Moon Song from their beyond the Missouri Sky album/disc.






Added by Valentino Martinez on October 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Recruiters - What if the one that got away came back?


Most of us have memories of the Good, Bad, and Ugly recruiting experiences related to great candidates who got away.  The painful memory of those great candidates that got away related to:  a predicted outcome; deception on their part; slow to move hiring managers; our (recruiter) missteps…and what else?  Maybe an Act of God would also fit.

How many…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 31, 2011 at 5:38am — 10 Comments

Words to the Wise - "Believe you can and you're halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt

 Cardinals 6, Rangers 2

All the Way Back, the Cardinals Win the World Series

Matt Slocum/Associated Press

The St. Louis Cardinals celebrated after defeating the Texas Rangers to win the World Series. More Photos »…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Leadership Quandary - What Is Worse--Losing Your Followers or Losing Your Way as a Leader?

Losing your followers or losing your way--which is worse for a leader?

Can you be a leader without followers or without a purpose?  Which is more critical?

My view is a leader is a leader with or without followers.  Leaders find a mission—a purpose and pursue it.  Followers, by their nature, need motivation, direction and a person & mission/vision bigger than themselves to…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 23, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Words to the Wise - Recruiter in the Balance

Words to the wise from a recruitment veteran of forty years- besides being dedicated to the recruiter's life (whatever that may mean to you) along with taking care of personal responsibilities with family, etc.--make an effort to have sideline activities such that they take you away from the rigors of recruiting (because traversing the terrain can become rigorous, even difficult).

I say this for two reasons—particularly for…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 21, 2011 at 6:04am — 2 Comments

HUMAN RESOURCES AND EDUCATIONAL CRISES - Can they be averted by applying an agricultural principle?

Employers and recruiters are challenged to find and attract viable candidates for viable opportunities--now and in the future.  But we are realistic enough to know that it's going to be a tough go--even tougher if we keep going down the same roads from an educational perspective.

I was impressed with Sir Ken Robinson's brief presentation on the subject on TED...for your view and comment.  Going back to an organic agricultural theme in education may be an important option going…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 16, 2011 at 2:53am — No Comments

A Lesson for Recruiters, Corporate Gatekeepers/HR and Hiring Managers from Steve Jobs

A Toast “to the crazy ones,” by Steve Jobs


Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments


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