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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Keith Nov 11, 2010. 13 Replies

Here are some of my favorite quotations. I even sprinkled in a few of my own. Please add yours and borrow as many as you like. Cheers, BK"Common sense is rarely common practice." - ?"Hope is no more…Continue

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Brian Keith
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Managing Partner
LP Ventures
Which best describes your profession?
How many years have you been in the business?
10 - 14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Services, Technology
How many employees in your company?
Are you interested in split placements?
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
Name someone you most admire
Chesty Puller, Jack Welch
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My MacBook Pro, social networking, and my iPhone.
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I like the ability to network and gain a ton of insight all in one place!
...and what would you change and why?
I would like to be able to track the number of hits my profile and blog posts receive. It would provide some valuable feedback in terms of standings in search results and interest level in content.
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14 Leadership Traits

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 12:39am 13 Comments

Everything I know about leadership I learned in the Marines.

I enlisted in the Marine Corps on my 19th birthday after a half-hearted attempt at college. I spent the next twelve years  learning to lead using the 14 Leadership Traits and 11 Leadership Principles. Nearing the end of my third enlistment my wife and I discovered that she was pregnant with our first child. So, I decided to hang up my guns.

Since then, four children have come and a dozen years have passed. I've read…


Monkey Business

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. of the fittest.

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 2:58pm 0 Comments

S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. of the fittest.

Over the past decade we’ve seen boom and bust, feast and famine in the recruiting industry. The good news is that this cycle tends to cull the flock. The strong survive. The weak don’t.…


12 attributes of kick-ass recruiters!!!

Posted on June 30, 2010 at 11:45am 7 Comments

1. Integrity: Honesty. It is the cornerstone of trust. Without it all else is lost.

2. Will: Failure is not an option mindset. When I was brand-new recruiter (under 90 days) my manager came to me and asked, "So, you ready to quit yet Keith?" I replied, "There's only one of two ways you're gettin' rid of me: a. If you just flat-out fire me OR b. You carry me out of here on a stretcher because I'll eat… Continue

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At 3:39pm on July 5, 2010, audrey chernoff said…
I wanted to send you a message, but had to request the add to do so. I am going to take the post down because the post is coming up very high in the search engines for my name. I am not sure if my new company would like that.
At 3:22pm on December 16, 2009, Amy Preston said…
Hi Brian,
Thanks for the invite! This is my first day on this site--I joined it to learn more about my field of recruiting and how I can become a more successful recruiter. I look forward to reading more interesting blogs from you. Have a great day!
At 11:16am on December 2, 2009, Becky Metcalf said…
Hey, you got featured your first week here! Rock on!

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