Alban's Blog – April 2011 Archive (2)

That horrendous 4 letter word

The other day, a consultant set aside everything she was working on because a client dared to use a 4 letter word on her. She even had the audacity to tell me “This is the best thing to happen on my desk today”



The 4 letter word being ‘asap’ (well it’s not really a ‘word’ in the true sense but you get my point)



So what exactly is asap?



A quick Wikipedia search came up with a hard rock band, a television series in the Philippines and even a Canadian aircraft… Continue

Added by Alban on April 18, 2011 at 2:21am — 4 Comments

Winning Gold & Silver (if Carl Lewis was a recruiter)

1988, Seoul Olympics after the 200 m, Carl Lewis famously told reporters, “I did not win Silver, I lost Gold”. A powerful statement indeed, coming from someone who has won 10 Olympic medals including 9 Gold in his career.



Now, if Carl Lewis was a recruiter, I bet he might have said the same thing because there’s no silver medal, your candidate either lands the job or not. Or maybe there is room for a silver medal………….



2009/10 had perm recruiters bruised and battle… Continue

Added by Alban on April 7, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

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