Jeffrey K. Radt's Blog – May 2008 Archive (6)

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

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