Jeffrey K. Radt's Blog – February 2008 Archive (14)

Worst States For Job Hunting

If you’re a Recruiter, a good piece was published the other day on CNN’s website regarding the worst states for job hunting that you should spend some time with.



One frequently overlooked, but critical factor in finding a new job is a state’s Unemployment Rate - - hardly a news flash to us in the Recruiting industry.



The Unemployment Rate is the percentage of job seekers in the work force who are still looking for work. The higher the percentage, the more difficult it is… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 29, 2008 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 2/27

This is a good one from Work Joke! May we all consider this as it has both professional and eternal significance.





When a young salesman met his untimely end, he was informed that he had a choice about where he would spend his eternity: Heaven or Hell. He was allowed to visit both places, and then make his decision afterwards.



“I’ll see Heaven first,” said the salesman, and an angel led through the gates on a private… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 27, 2008 at 12:54pm — No Comments

How To Bond Without A Camp Fire

There’s an excellent article today by Ken Forrester over at ERE titled Bond With Your Candidates that boldy asserts that “before the Internet, Recruiters successfully filled jobs without a Resume or Job Description.”



Imagine that!



All kidding aside, he’s absolutely right and this reminder - slash - piece of advice can also be extended to not only our… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 22, 2008 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

Accountability

You know what they say, be careful about pointing a finger at others because you’ll have 4 more pointing back at yourself.



Sadly, there are far too many so-called professionals who fail to take responsibility in even the most trivial circumstances.



“Accountable” can be defined as being “answerable” or “responsible” for one’s actions. Unfortunately, organizational accountability today is lacking.



Specifically, I want to focus on personal accountability of the… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 21, 2008 at 11:01am — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 2/20

The Art of Negotiating in Sales...


Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 20, 2008 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Stop Waiting For Your Life To Begin

Here’s an excellent excerpt I found from Dan Miller who is President of The Business Source and Founder/Author of 48 Days To The Work You Love:



This morning I received a life coaching request from a 28-yr-old, working in the area of professional specialty that match his academic degrees.



In response to the question: “Why are you looking for a change?” he wrote: I am very unhappy with what I do. I am usually a passionate person and like for what I do to have meaning and to… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 19, 2008 at 11:20am — No Comments

Cost of Cupid

Today is the day when us negligent guys slip the hostess a $20 bill to find us a table at dinner because we didn’t male a reservation.

It’s the day when a dozen red roses suddenly cost 3 times as much as they did the day before!

That’s right my friends…Today is valentine’s Day!

According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend $122.98 on V-Day…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 14, 2008 at 10:18am — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 2/13

An oldie, but a goodie!

Turkeys At Work

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 13, 2008 at 10:47am — No Comments

Saddle Up Before That Cold Call

Here’s a true story that took place last week.

I received a phone call last week from UPS telling me that they had an international shipment for me from Canada, but in order to deliver it properly and get it through Customs (we’re based in Buffalo, NY) they needed our Federal ID Number.

We were not expecting a shipment of any kind from Canada so before I even considered giving…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 12, 2008 at 10:38am — No Comments

The Politics of Sales Professionals (Yes, Recruiters Too!)

February may give birth to “Super Tuesday” each year, but there’s another political process that takes place 365 days a year in corporations across the globe that is equally interesting to me.

Of course, I’m referring to the politics of Sales Professionals (and…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 7, 2008 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 2/6

A REAL ESTATE SALESMAN AND HIS BOSS

A Real Estate Salesman had just closed his first deal, only to discover that the piece of land he had sold was completely under water.

“That customer’s going to come back here pretty mad,” he said to his boss. “Should I give him his money back?”

“Money back?” roared the boss. “What kind of a Salesman are you!?! Get out there and sell him a houseboat!”

SOURCE:…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 6, 2008 at 12:53pm — 5 Comments

Time Kills All Deals

The Hiring Sense recently pointed me to an excellent Career Journal article - -…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 5, 2008 at 8:17am — No Comments

We Love Social Networking

As a National Sales Executive Search Firm, Paramount Recruiting Partners, LLC is no stranger to networking. Even so, there was one area where they could use an increased presence: online social networking communities.On the heels of launching their corporate blog …

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 4, 2008 at 10:36am — No Comments

Super Bowl Ads

There is only one television event each year that can hold people’s attention through commercials. In other words, there will be no use of the DVR and you won’t hear anywhere yell for you to “fast-forward” past the paid ads.

Of course, I’m referring to the Super Bowl and I’m sure this is all true simply because the ads can sometimes be more entertaining than the game itself.

The NFL’s title game is famous for being the most watched TV event of the year. With 80-90 million…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 1, 2008 at 12:11pm — No Comments

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