Maya Walker's Blog (10)

Atheists In The Foxhole

Yesterday I got an email from a recruiter friend announcing his availability for a new position and directing interested parties to a website where the company’s resume book would be available. Blah-blah-blah. There was the euphemistic “company restructuring”, “impacted employees”, blah-blah-blah. My heart bleeds for him. Really. I know how it is.



Out of loyalty to the company who just axed you -- mind you! -- you put the best spin on the situation, not just as a face… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on September 22, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Dave, You Rule!





I had a personal emergency today and didn’t go online until almost 2 PM this afternoon. Lo and behold, there were over 200 linkedin invitations in my gmailbox! And the day isn’t over yet.



WOW! All thanks to Rock Star Recruiter Dave Mendoza, mover, shaker, kingmaker – or queenmaker, to be gender-exact. This phenomenon has nothing at all to do with me or my overnight popularity. Au contraire, it is a reflection of the leadership and strong sway of Dave… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on March 10, 2008 at 9:31pm — 6 Comments

And Audrey Was Her Name





The receptionist buzzed me and said, “Your 1 o’clock is here.”



I cleared my desk, minimized my screen, printed out her resume, checked to see if I had lipstick on my teeth, and got up to meet my candidate in the lobby.



A woman in a gray suit and pearls was seated demurely, reading an old issue of Fortune magazine. “Audrey? Hi, I’m Maya Walker. It's nice to meet you.” I greeted her warmly.



Audrey stood up and held out her hand. She was exceedingly… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on March 7, 2008 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Let There Be Light!

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” -- Eleanor Duse







Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM this Sunday, March 9, 2008, as clocks move ahead by one hour.





Daylight Saving Time is the harbinger of spring for me. Days lengthen, skies brighten, moods lighten... and as spring… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on March 5, 2008 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Customer Love & Diplomacy

I clicked on a website recently and found the words “Customer Love” in the “About Us” section of the page. I was reading the recent press release about the company and when I got to the last paragraph, it said, “For answers not appearing in our FAQs, please contact Customer Love” at such-and-such number.



Customer Love?



That sounds a lot like Dubya saying, “Too many OB-GYN’s aren't able to practice their love with women…”… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on February 20, 2008 at 7:29pm — 5 Comments

Is There a Pedophile In Your Cubicle?





Author’s note: Names and places have been changed to protect the guilty and the innocent.






Things were humming along just fine over at Company Z. Until, that is, after the company picnic.



Over the weekend, the company picnic at Tilden Park in Berkeley near Wildcat Canyon was a great success, well planned, well-attended, with all kinds of fun and games for adults and kids alike. There were pick-up softball games, touch football, a chance to… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on February 18, 2008 at 3:19pm — 4 Comments

Loser!

In one of my recent contract recruiting gigs, I got a resume from a candidate I'll call “Mr. L”, an optical engineer who seemed perfect for the search I was conducting at the time.…



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Added by Maya Walker on February 12, 2008 at 4:37am — 7 Comments

My Shameless Plug: LinkedInPowerWomen On The Red Carpet



Okay, I did say "Shameless Plug" so don't say you weren't warned.



There's a group of incredibly well-connected, entrepreunerial, successful or on-the-way-to-there, creative, talented, beautiful, amazing, awesome women on LinkedIn called... what else... LinkedInPowerWomen! We're the…

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Added by Maya Walker on February 12, 2008 at 3:45am — 2 Comments

Much You Can Do

Blogger's Note: I've been reading Ralph Marston's Daily Motivator for many years now and find that it really gives me a positive kick to start off the day. After two cups of frothy latte, that is. I'm sure today's message will resonate with all you hardworking and dedicated recruiters out there. I wish you all a…

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Added by Maya Walker on February 12, 2008 at 3:42am — No Comments

Just Another Recruiter...Not!

Oh, boy! Another day, another site, another blog, another post, another recruiter.

Nope, not JUST another recruiter! This member, Member #1651, aka Maya Walker, is on sabbatical from the 9-5, or the 8-6, or the 24-7. For as everyone here knows only way too well, the work of recruiting never ends.

Here, you can relate to…

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Added by Maya Walker on February 9, 2008 at 3:11pm — 4 Comments

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