The Client Side - I need some motivation. Has anyone made a placement today?

I've been working like a dog and I was not feeling particularly motivated today so I put the question out on Twitter.....

Has anyone made a placement today?

I was promptly reminded by Jerry Albright (the Twittering Maniac) that, of course not, not this crowd. Everyone on Twitter is coaching or sharing advice, not making placements. The people making placements are busy doing the placement making work. So I thought if I wanted to find someone who made a placement today, maybe it would be here. I don't mean to sound like I'm crying in my beer over here. I have not made a placement today, but do have one of two finalists interviewing for a position this afternoon so there is hope for Monday.

So give a shout out if you've made a placement today. Would love to hear some good news or a good story.

Todd Kmiec
Todd Kmiec & Associates

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Comment by Pamela Bovaird on May 29, 2009 at 2:24pm
I'll give you some good news. In the past week I have picked up 3 perm requirements, 4 contract requirements, and 2 contracts are going back and forth for signature. 3 out of 4 of those customers contacted me with requirements. 3 out of 4 of the requirements are with existing customers, one is with a new customer, and the two contracts are with new customers. I am also getting one contract extended this week. And, YES, I have been marketing on the telephone.
Comment by Todd Kmiec on May 29, 2009 at 2:27pm
Pamela, that's awsome! Two questions. What industries are the reqs in? And how much time have you spent on Twitter or other Social Media?
Comment by Pamela Bovaird on May 29, 2009 at 2:35pm
Medical, semiconductor, Advertising. I only spend time on Twitter about 10 - 15 minutes a day.
Comment by pam claughton on May 29, 2009 at 3:59pm
We've gotten much busier this week, several new reqs, Director of Marketing, Two Senior Product Managers, Product Marketing Manager, and word that several more coming in next week. All in software/high tech.

Twitter is fun, but agree w/Sandra, lots of noise, people talking at each other. Big time suck if you let it. If people are spending all their time on Twitter or blogging, hard to get much work done!

I've had good luck with the 'tweet' like update feature on LinkedIn. Just heard today from a great candidate who found me that way, a former candidate who is a great match for one of my new searches.
Comment by Todd Kmiec on May 29, 2009 at 4:31pm
Thanks Sandra and Pam. Great feedback and I love to hear what's going on with successful people in this market. I thought maybe all the people doing any business were just checking in here based on the responses, but I've had some people check in on the initial Twitter post that are doing some solid business too, although not the ones you see a ton on Twitter.
Comment by Slouch on May 29, 2009 at 4:47pm
so what do you make of that Jerry?
Comment by Pamela Bovaird on May 29, 2009 at 6:14pm
Here is how you use Twitter. You use it to find qualified candidates for placing in jobs. If you do not know how go to Shally Steckerl

I also use twitter to drive traffic to and to my site The traffic I am driving is people for information and spiders for ranking.
Comment by Pamela Bovaird on May 29, 2009 at 6:18pm
There is a url called where you cut and paste your url from your blog on or on any other site. Once you cut and paste it turns it into a tiny url and then you put some comments after it so people will click on it to read your blog. Then sends it directly to your twitter account and posts it on twitter. After that when someone goes to read more about your post on twitter they click on the URL and end up on or wherever you sent them.
Comment by Chris Reuter on May 29, 2009 at 8:03pm
Closed a process engineer in NYC today, and a project engineer in Philadelphia earlier this week. Best month of the year so far. Also got several job orders from previous clients that haven't been hiring over the last several months. Feels like things are picking up.
Comment by Dawn Skiba on June 1, 2009 at 9:33pm
I work in the hard hit Banking & Automotive Finance industries. I have recently obtained 3 SOLID search assignments. One for a Controller with a key client but in a division that I haven't done business with previously, one from a captive auto finance company that hasn't had any opportunities available to third parties in a year, and one with a new client that I made 3 marketing calls to for the same position. I also partner with a few select and trusted local recruiters. We pool search assignments and candidates for the purpose of speed and penetration. Half is better than zero, right? Add 5 more search assignments due to that collaboration. It has been frustrating sometimes and I feel you. I do feel like things are picking up and I have a renewed energy from the phone ringing and my telephone keys are on fire from smiling and dialing. I personally have never used twitter and rarely comment on RBC. I keep my focus and head down during the day. If there is something that catches my eye, I take a look in the evening or early morning. Here's to you making a placement soon and many successes to all of us!


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