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Lessons Learned from Stinky

Stinky is my 13 year old cat.  The other day I  was moving some mattresses and had leaned a couple lengthwise…


Added by Bill Schultz on August 23, 2012 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

Writing a Compelling Linkedin InMail

InMails are expensive but quite useful.  If you take your time to devise  compelling text for your inmail, you will reap the benefits.  While each person won't be a slam dunk for the position at hand, you will have impressed them with your style enough to rise above the recruiter fray.  

1. The Subject:

I often spend the most time on this part.  It should clearly convey the reason for the message.  It should be catchy but not salesy.  It should be complimentary…


Added by Bill Schultz on July 17, 2012 at 2:22pm — 19 Comments

Why Recruitment is like March Madness

Next week's Headline for Sale....

Added by Bill Schultz on February 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

When does an Interview become a consulting gig?

I have this client, see.  He is a first time CEO.  NIce company, good product- early stage, angel funded (so cash is king) but profitable.  Going out for VC funding soon.

The issue is he's not hiring anyone.  Well he is for one role but we are sending candidates opportunistically.   He's offering them consulting gigs (which is fine as these are exploso candidates) but when the subject of money comes up, he says something to the effect of "well, i'm letting them peek under the kimono…


Added by Bill Schultz on January 12, 2012 at 6:45pm — 14 Comments

What do We Really Want from Hiring Managers?

If there is one thing that both internal and 3rd party recruiters can agree upon it's that it's always the hiring manager's fault.  They seems to be the universal scapegoat.  Geez, Amy blames one 10 times a day for something or other.  



But, since we will probably never get a hiring manager masochistic enough to come on and get spanked…


Added by Bill Schultz on October 19, 2011 at 10:14pm — 16 Comments


Hi Everyone-

Quite a few of you have asked for the Resignation Package.  Here it is.  As Lisa said, Jeff Skerteny (sp) is responsible for most of it:




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  Give notice  as soon as you sign the offer.…


Added by Bill Schultz on October 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Almost Famous-Recruiter Groupies.

As recruiters, it certainly bothers us when we are calling around and find out that the position we are pitching has been marinating in the market sauce for months.  It kind of takes the spice off the meatball, so to speak (I bring everything back to food or wine eventually)


What about when you have been working with a candidate fairly closely, with good vibes coming in both directions, so you connect with him on linkedin.  

Scrolling through her connections, you find…


Added by Bill Schultz on October 6, 2011 at 10:05pm — 7 Comments

One of the Worst Meetings of my Life

Well 2nd worst.  The first one was when I landed a meeting with this startup in NYC that gad this preposterous idea to start a whole channel devoted to Food!?  We didn't get the account but as I got in the elevator with my associate I said "Yeah, like anyone is going to watch a 'Food Network' "


This past Friday we were called in to make peace with the HR department of an old client.  My partner has been recruiting for them since they were 20 people and now they have 2000.  So…


Added by Bill Schultz on September 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 22 Comments


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