Ben McGrath
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Ben McGrath replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'What do you do with the irate Candidate?'
"Depends on what they are angry about. If the anger comes from not being selected, this is a result that is beyond teh resruiter's control. If it is about something that was avoidable we must pin point the hang up and not let it happen with…"
Mar 7, 2013
Ben McGrath replied to Will Thomson's discussion 'What is the most thankless career?'
"I believe that Sports Officials potentially receive fewer Thanks than most all careers. Not only is there a lack of Thanks but they are berated quite often if not constantly. All the best, Ben McGrath "
Mar 7, 2013
Ben McGrath replied to Michael Glenn's discussion 'Who is or was the greatest Guitarist?'
"Doug Pettibone. He palyed for Lucinda Williams for 8 years and now tours with Mary Ann Faithful. Great licks."
Feb 28, 2013
Ben McGrath replied to Roni Zapin's discussion 'Health insurance group for sole recruiters to join??'
"If you have Kaiser in your area I believe they have a small business plan option. I think you can get group coverage for a group as small as 1.  All the best, Ben"
Nov 15, 2012
Ben McGrath commented on Jennifer Copley's blog post 'A Remote Recruiter in a Virtual Company – Or Further Reflections of a Rookie Recruiter'
"Jen - Nicely done. Glad you landed talon side down. Here's a song by a couple friends of mine that might be appropriate for your resevoir engineer search. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weBkJWK1Lvw All the best, Ben"
Aug 30, 2012
Ben McGrath commented on Carmen Lapham's blog post 'My Recruiting Bucket List'
"Carmen, Happy to think of it...... You said..........I wonder why I didn't think of that before?........It's because not everyone can think of everything. This is why discussion and collaboration are so important and such a marvelous…"
Aug 24, 2012
Ben McGrath commented on Carmen Lapham's blog post 'My Recruiting Bucket List'
"Carmen, I e-mailed the brewery to see if they would ship to California. I have a store up the street that would act as agent if they do not ship to individuals. I will let you know what they say. Here's hoping we get a positive…"
Aug 24, 2012
Ben McGrath replied to Tiffany Branch's discussion 'Etiquette- Interview Follow-up'
"I agree with Andrew that just dropping by may not be a good idea. It would, however, depend on the situation. Certainly contact via e-mail of some kind is a good idea. Perhaps you are somehow connected to the interviewer or hiring manager.…"
Aug 21, 2012
Ben McGrath replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day: What role does luck play in your recruiting success?'
"There's an old adage that practice and preparation equal luck....... Bill stated it quite well above. I also agree with the statement that bad luck plays a big role.   All the best, Ben"
Aug 14, 2012
Ben McGrath commented on Poonam Bhanushali's blog post 'How to deal with On Hold candidates.Appreciate views.'
"@Bill - Great line. Shelves are also for vases. The job looks pretty but wilts and fades away."
Aug 3, 2012
Ben McGrath replied to Scott Weiss's discussion 'Recruiters - would you pay members of your network to help you recruit on your open reqs?'
"Scott, I would be tempted to extend a referral payment for a cnadidate that was sent to me that reached final interview and/or was placed.    As for every candidate I was sent, I have the feeling my bank would run dry fairly…"
Aug 1, 2012
Ben McGrath replied to Gerard Riforgiato's discussion 'I would really appreciate some advice...'
"Our pleasure Gerard. We are happy to help anytime. All the best, Ben "
Jun 18, 2012
Ben McGrath replied to Gerard Riforgiato's discussion 'I would really appreciate some advice...'
"Gerard,   TSA and Homeland Security come to mind as possibilities. The good thing that you are doing is recruiting in an industry that you are famiiliar with. That in itself will make the transition easier. Best of fortune to…"
Jun 15, 2012
Ben McGrath commented on Gavin Redelman's blog post 'LinkedIn Profile Writing'
"Good post Gavin. I would only disagree with the section regarding recommendations. I personally have none and pay no attention to any in a profile. Garnering good recommendations is, to me, only a measure of how many people you know. Most people…"
Jun 6, 2012
Ben McGrath replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day:What is the most overused word you see in your candidate resumes?'
"Multi-task in any of it's forms. Really!!! You sure walking and chewing gum while thinking about something else really qualifies you? Great question Tim. @Bill that one is a classic. Brisket @Kelly love the…"
May 21, 2012
Ben McGrath commented on Cristina Lewis's blog post 'Advice to a New Recruiter'
"Cristina, There are several excellent individuals that offer training and information. Find the successful leaders and see which one most closely matches your personality and apply those principles and theories. Peter Leffkowitz, Shally…"
May 11, 2012

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Name
Ben McGrath
Job Title
Director
Company
International Search Partners
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
2-4 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Government, Industrial, Technology, Other
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://www.ispards.com

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