I had the pleasure of being invited as a Guest on the Recruiting Animal Blogtalk Radio Show – after getting thoroughly prepped by Animal the day before and listening to previous episodes; it seemed that I would have to adopt an aggressive stance- not my normal calm consulting demeanour. But I loved it – I brought my 3 nails, a mop and a shovel, in case I had to dig my own hole … Even though I scored a minus 1 to 50/100 by some of the industry experts on the show I would still love to be invited on again I don’t mind getting crucified its fun and you are wired for an entire 1 ½ hours… I LOVE IT !
As a regular contributor to recruitingblogs.com I totally enjoy writing blogs responding to blogs, questioning opinions or positions on the Status quo, old concepts … new concepts - we all have thought out or not so thought out opinions we what to share - we all can learn something from each other and we all bring; I hope some years of experience to the table to lean on when making an informed response to a blog.
It seems however, that a number of bloggers on this site have a problem with a difference of opinion with respect to responses and actually hold grudges over a response that might show a different point of view - to the point of personal character assassination which is crazy in a funny kind of way. Look if you are a blogger and can’t take a new perspective or a challenge then stick to being a spectator. You’re not supposed to take it personally - it’s just in opposition to your posted blog - a proposed perspective. Why would you want readers to only agree with your perspective - if other perspectives can be logically proposed.
I want to be challenged on an idea or position I take in any of the Blogs I write, it makes it more exciting, it keeps me on my toes – why are some people so afraid to be challenged and not be questioned…? How do you learn anything…? How boring a World it would be if we agreed with everyone all the time. So we get into a tussle, and we argue - I have no problem apologizing if I cross the line… I do it every time. But we are “Recruiters First” we have crazy personalities that sets us apart from other Professions... Let’s embrace that not bury it- we are one family…
And, finally, no amount of research of a person’s background can give anyone the right to assume they know someone - so personal character attacks says more about what’s lacking in you than the person in your crosshairs…. Nothing wrong in seeking a little group or individual therapy it really works … (Ok I had to throw that in J).
If you write a Blog be prepared to have your position questioned, challenged or supported with new perspectives … This is why I like recruiting blogs the characters on this site makes it an exciting online property to be on, I welcome constructive criticism and trust me … you won’t hurt my feelings …