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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

Do Hospitals And Interview Processes Bug You?

I’m writing today’s post not only for anyone and everyone who works in a hospital, but also for every Recruiter, Interviewer and Hiring Manager out there in the Recruitosphere. Let this be a reminder to us all.

Over the course of the past couple of days I have experienced - - first hand - - the sorry state that our Health/Medical Industry is in. Not good. The debate and criticism is nothing new and it’s been in the national spotlight a lot lately in both…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 31, 2008 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 1/30

Job Search: The Plan vs. The Reality.

Job Search: The Plan vs. The Reality

Get excited about your career search again and avoid this trap!

Start here and let Paramount Recruiting Partners, LLC do the…

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 30, 2008 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Video Job Postings

If you haven’t seen them do yourself a favor and check them out. That includes candidates who are looking for some additional insight into the corporate culture and work environment of a particular company.

John Littlejohn (VP and GM of The Employment Guide)…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 29, 2008 at 8:02am — No Comments

Mountain Top Tip #13: Use Common Sense

It’s been awhile since we had to issue a Peak Performance ”Mountain Top Tip,” but something I saw yesterday demanded a brief commentary this morning.

For those of you who watched the new Fox Reality TV…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 24, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 1/23

Does your job stink? If it does Paramount Recruiting Partners, LLC can help!

Does Your Job Stink?

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 23, 2008 at 10:02am — No Comments

Don't Forget The Past

Here’s a quick tip for Recruiters.

If your search for top talent includes any of the many Job Boards there’s an easy way you can find some excellent candidates.

Before you focus your attention on those candidates who recently created their account and added their Profile/Resume (or those who recently edited it) you might want to first check out all the qualified candidates from 1,2,3 and maybe even 4 years ago if the Job Board you’re using gives you that option.

You’d be…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 22, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

Forget Millennials? Employers Want Baby Boomers Instead?

Here’s an interesting bit of information from this past weekend.

“More employers are catching on to the benefits of hiring older workers. They recognize the fact that mature workers bring good experience and skills to the workplace,” said Deborah Russell, Director of Workforce Issues for AARP in Washington.

First things first, clearly, it’s not surprising to hear this type of thing from a political…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 21, 2008 at 10:31am — No Comments

How Should You Interview Sales Professionals?

I’m often asked, “What’s the best way to interview Sales Professionals?”

Let’s face it, these are some of the most difficult people to interview and assess because they’re good at selling themselves and they do so on a daily basis.

As Jim Durbin points out, “so anyone who has ever held a…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 17, 2008 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Wouldja Use A Widget To Advertise Your Job Ads?

Ever since Paramount Recruiting Partners, LLC began exploring the potential benefits of joining the Web 2.0 world we’ve been simply amazed by the sheer innovation and endless possibilities that exist for the Recruiting industry.…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 15, 2008 at 2:20pm — No Comments

2008 Weekly Blog Schedule

There’s been some confusion surrounding the direction and topics found on the Peak Performance Blog as we’ve begun 2008.

This was our first full week of posts in the New Year and I thought I would quickly set the record straight on our goals and plans for our Web 2.0 community in 2008.

First and foremost, Peak Performance is a Third-Party Recruiting…

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Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 11, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Faux Facebook Campaign The Future Of Recruiting?

The big social networking story from yesterday was how the French press fell for a major Facebook prank. Specifically, how a single Facebook user managed to pull off one of the biggest pranks and how the press bought it.

In case you missed it, everything started a few weeks ago when a simple…

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

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