Carmen Lapham's Blog (5)

We All Sell, We Are All In Sales

By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B

If anyone asks you “What do you do for a living?” how do you respond? Most people answer with their job title and their company, as in “I am the owner of VF Transport” or “I am the head of production with MQ Manufacturing” or in my case, see my info above. Nothing wrong with this type of…

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Added by Carmen Lapham on October 24, 2012 at 5:32pm — 8 Comments

Ask and You Shall Receive

By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B

Someone once asked me to give them some advice about the recruiting business and my thoughts on what it takes to be a successful recruiter.

Most of the answers that I gave were pretty straight forward, namely, you have to be persistent, willing to take rejection after rejection; you have to…

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Added by Carmen Lapham on October 11, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Are We There Yet?

By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B

 

If you are a parent with small children starting out on a road trip of any length you have heard this question numerous times, even if the trip is just across town. Depending on how old you are you may even remember asking the question yourself when you took trips with your parents, perhaps even last week. It’s as though kids have the idea that we live in a Jetson's age where everything happens at hyper speed,…

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Added by Carmen Lapham on September 20, 2012 at 4:15pm — No Comments

My Recruiting Bucket List

By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B

 

A colleague of mine recently had a birthday. He is an avid reader and a beer guy who borders on being a beer snob. His wife gave him a book for the occasion entitled 300 Beers To Try Before You Die by Roger Protz. He calls it his beer bucket list (although he would refuse to drink any of his beers from a bucket) and after paging through the book he discovered a few things.

Over the years he thought he…

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Added by Carmen Lapham on August 23, 2012 at 12:47pm — 11 Comments

On Making a Commitment

By Carmen Lapham, Director of Recruiting and Operations, Q4B

Throughout my recruiting career I have had the pleasure of working with some pretty incredible people, people who have coached me, mentored me, managed me, held me accountable, people who have demonstrated by example how important it is to build strong relationships and how equally important it is to make a commitment and deliver on that commitment.

In my new role as Director of Recruiting and Operations I have an…

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Added by Carmen Lapham on July 17, 2012 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

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