The HR Capitalist claims that the internet has made recruiters into sissies.

Between 2004 and 2006 everyone had an email account and checked it regularly. All that you, as a recruiter, had to do was email a job description to potential candidates and you would hear back from them toot sweet.

Since 2007 everyone has more than one email address. And the email addresses on their old resumes are rarely checked so you have to track old candidates down by phone.

But after the internet has protected you from direct contact with the public for a few years, you find that you've been transformed into a shy and delicate little wimp. What should you do? Man up and get on the phone. Once you get a few cold calls under your belt, you won't feel so frightened.

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Comment by Jerry Albright on July 22, 2008 at 10:37am
Oh NO! Not that. You mean - TALK to somebody? Like, IRL? What happens if I call somebody and they don't want to talk. That could be embarassing, couldn't it?

Sending emails is so much easier on the nerves. SOOO much easier.
Comment by Maureen Sharib on July 22, 2008 at 11:02am
"Man up"? Hmmm....
Comment by Colin Kingsbury on July 22, 2008 at 5:19pm
How about "cowboy up" instead... erm, ok, not so much.
Comment by Gavin Chase on July 23, 2008 at 6:44am
Whats the internet and emailing?

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