Jeffrey K. Radt's Blog (67)

The Goal of Life

As a first-class professional in your particular industry, what is the goal in life? What is your goal in life?



For many people in the world, real meaning in life is the next vacation, career success, or stepping up the income ladder. It is a life based on pleasurable experiences.



Many a human being has toiled their whole life to gain a pleasurable lifestyle only to find a life that is empty and meaningless. You only have to watch television for one evening to discover… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on July 12, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

TMI?

That's shorthand in this text-message obsessed world (would you believe I've NEVER sent a single text message to anyone in my life and I'm supposed to be part of this tech saavy generation? I'm already a "freak" with my red hair, but now I'm beginning to wonder if I should add "weirdo" to my Bio!) for "Too Much Info" and I've been thinking a lot about transparency as it exists today in corporate America.



Obviously, we're all well aware of the impact that social networking sites have… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on June 19, 2008 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Speed Doesn't Kill

In Recruiting, speed doesn't kill. In fact, it's absolutely critical to success. When's the last time you heard a new hire criticize their new employer for moving too quickly?



Don't believe me? Just stop and think about all the times you lost the perfect candidate to another employer - hopefully not a competitor - simly because your interviewing/hiring process was too long.



Still don't believe me? Then take a moment to read John Sullivan's recent ERE article titled… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on June 19, 2008 at 12:29pm — No Comments

New Beginnings

I am writing to this today to formally announce that I have left Paramount Recruiting Partners, LLC as a Founding Partner and will be joining my other prized possession – Kingmaker International, Inc. – on a full-time, permanent basis as President/CEO. Whereas Paramount Recruiting Partners, LLC was akin to a crown jewel, Kingmaker International, Inc. is the crown itself!



This decision… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 28, 2008 at 12:55pm — No Comments

What Motivates You?

Performance Advantage, Inc. recently conducted a nationwide survey of employees that asked what factors motivate them to come to work and give it their best.



The results may surprise you.



EMPLOYEES’ TOP 10 MOTIVATING FACTORS



1. Appreciation/Recognition for a job well done



2. Feeling “in” on issues



3. An understanding attitude from their…
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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 9, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Talking Points

You’ve bought a new suit for your interview and you’ve practiced your answers to possible interview questions, but that isn’t where the preparation ends.



You might want to also practice your speaking abilities so you can leave a great and lasting impression.



I’m not talking about learning and using big, elaborate, “10-cent” words, but rather following some basic rules of speech:





* SLOW DOWN

* BE CONFIDENT IN WHAT YOU ARE SAYING

* AVOID FILLER…
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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 8, 2008 at 7:47am — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 5/7

JOB INTERVIEW



Employer: “How long did you work during your last job?”



Candidate: “30 years.”



The Employer hesitated for a moment because the Candidate was obviously only in his 20’s, but he wasn’t sure how to proceed.



The Candidate sensed some confusion.



Candidate: “You’re wondering how old I am, right?”



Employer: “Yes…”



Candidate: “I’m 27 years-old. Now you’re wondering how… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 7, 2008 at 10:53am — No Comments

Performance Objectives VS. Requirements

Today’s ERE article by Lee Salz speaks to the importance of creating the right Job/Candidate Profile so you can attract the best-of-the-best.



One quote sums up the challenges we face quite nicely…



“I really want to help my client, but I feel like I’m searching for a needle in a haystack. I don’t dare send any candidates unless I find an exact match to what they’ve given me. I don’t… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 6, 2008 at 3:19pm — No Comments

LinkedIn Flexes Its Muscles

I came across a newsworthy post this morning on RotorBlog, which is a “Social Networking and Online Communications Blog” written by Andrew Rosen who is also the Founder of one of our favorite sites Jobacle.



Rosen is spot on when he states that “LinkedIn has been dominating the business social network niche, there’s nothing wrong with that since it has been able to answer the social networking… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 1, 2008 at 10:26am — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 4/30

Today’s cartoon comes to us from Grantland. For over 20 years, they’ve been creating buiness cartoons (specifically for the workplace) as a unique way to reach large audiences and their work has been used by thousands of organizations with great results.



With 2,900+ cartoons in their archives give them a call today to get their permission to use their materials if you need help spicing up your presentation, newsletter, or blog.…



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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 30, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Don't Be Afraid Of Change

I’ve always been a big proponent of self-assessment and of constantly evaluating and reevaluating things to ensure that I’m being and doing my very best in everything I set my mind to.



There is no distinction between my professional and personal life as I truly believe this philosophy should apply to both.



In today’s world, this approach should be absolutely critical if you seek long-term success (not to mention your very professional existence as a Peak Performer in your… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 29, 2008 at 10:35am — 3 Comments

Food For Your Soul

In work and life it’s easy to allow yourself to become overwhelmed, which can lead to burnout if left unchecked.



Obviously, there are many Sole Proprietors out there in this world who are even more susceptible to this very scenario simply by the nature of who they are and what they have to do on a daily basis.



You may be a Sole Proprietor, but are you a Soul Proprietor?



Well, Marty Marsh (”The Soul Proprietor”) of… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 28, 2008 at 11:16am — No Comments

Notable Quotable

Here’s a good quote I recently stumbled upon from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.:

“Recession proof your job by making sure that others, above and below, know about your recent achievements.”

Good advice from the best-of-the-best.

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 28, 2008 at 8:41am — No Comments

Viva La Revolucion!

In his recent article Let’s Revolutionize the Standard Recruiting Model Mark Bielecki aptly sums up the frustrations that many of us Contingency Recruiters experience on a regular basis in his very first sentence:



“THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY TO DO THIS.”



While it’s true that we have the power to select the types of companies we do business with that’s no guarantee that they… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 24, 2008 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 4/23

Today’s cartoon comes to us from Grantland. For over 20 years, they’ve been creating buiness cartoons (specifically for the workplace) as a unique way to reach large audiences and their work has been used by thousands of organizations with great results.



With 2,900+ cartoons in their archives give them a call today to get their permission to use their materials if you need help spicing up your presentation, newsletter, or… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 23, 2008 at 8:21am — No Comments

Gut Feelings

Every now and then we’ll have a client who will talk to us about their “gut feelings” following an interview with one of our candidates.



Quite frankly, that’s one of the more common challenges we run into as a Recruiting Firm especially when dealing with new business partners.



Consequently, it’s one of the most common hiring mistakes made by employers and I’d say it’s even more pronounced when it comes to hiring Sales Professionals.



Has this happened to… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 22, 2008 at 1:58pm — 3 Comments

How To Keep Going During A Slump

Everyone depends on you. Your sales efforts impact everyone. Without them, everything stops.



That’s how important you are to your company and the people in it.



Each sales week and month, you and your team will almost certainly be presented with sales challenges and periods of time that test your resolve to make the next call and, in some extreme cases, even question your career choice.



Perhaps this happens more for those of us in Recruiting and Sales because our… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 17, 2008 at 8:41am — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 4/16

Today’s cartoon comes to us from Grantland. For over 20 years, they’ve been creating buiness cartoons (specifically for the workplace) as a unique way to reach large audiences and their work has been used by thousands of organizations with great results.



With 2,900+ cartoons in their archives give them a call today to get their permission to use their materials if you need help spicing up your presentation, newsletter, or… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 16, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments

Notable Quotable

“When you go in for a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges…”

Jack Handy (American Writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1991-2003; Famous for his “Deep Thoughts” sketches)

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 15, 2008 at 11:19am — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 4/9

Today’s cartoon comes to us from Grantland. For over 20 years, they’ve been creating buiness cartoons (specifically for the workplace) as a unique way to reach large audiences and their work has been used by thousands of organizations with great results.



With 2,900+ cartoons in their archives give them a call today to get their permission to use their materials if you need help spicing up your presentation, newsletter, or… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on April 9, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

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