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Did Someone Step on a Duck?!?!?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Watson Nov 20, 2011. 16 Replies

I was filling a Company Auditor role a couple of years back - lovely company, team of 6, but in a pretty tight space.I went through the process and identified a candidate that ticked all of their…Continue

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Craig Watson commented on Scott Wintrip's blog post 'Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves'
"@Nicholas Meyler I find your comments about Australia and Australians pretty offensive. 'I've had some experiences with Australians who were, to say the least, extremely misinformed and mistaken, highly belligerent, and even…"
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"I love Ken Forrester's suggested improvement to your exchange with the Australian grade school teacher.  Then you wouldn't have had to resort to fake statistics about the recruitment industry (reminds me of stats like "the…"
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"Thanks, Craig. Keep blogging. I've been saying for years: “If you're not prepared to *pay someone USD $50+/hr to do a given recruiting task- it can be (and probably SHOULD BE) "tran-sourced"- no-sourced (eliminated),…"
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"Maybe you should have told her that you were in sales.  And when she asks what you sell, you tell her that you sell two of the greatest products ever conceived by man.  That would have got her full attention, and then you tell her that you…"
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Tim Spagnola commented on Craig Watson's blog post 'When I Grow Up I Want To Be A… Recruiter… Really?'
"Awesome post Craig. Great to hear your voice around the RBC. It has always been appreciated. I'm curious to how RBC members would have responded to this question when 8. Recruiting is a interesting career path, and the stories as to how folks…"
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Amy Ala commented on Craig Watson's blog post 'When I Grow Up I Want To Be A… Recruiter… Really?'
"Recruiters will always be the bad guy as long as we have to reject people. Doesn't matter how nice, transparent or communicative we are. Human nature to shoot the messenger."
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Matt Charney commented on Craig Watson's blog post 'When I Grow Up I Want To Be A… Recruiter… Really?'
"Great post, Craig! I've always thought it was interesting how no one planned on falling into this industry - it's kind of existential, as career paths go, but think that more kids would likely want to be recruiters if they also knew we…"
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Profile Information

Name
Craig Watson
Job Title
Director
Company
Scott Recruitment Services - Victoria
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Services
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://www,scottrecruitment.com.au
Blog
http://rectorec.wordpress.com/
LinkedIn Profile
http://au.linkedin.com/in/craigwatson68
Twitter Profile
http://recguruoz

Craig Watson's Blog

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A… Recruiter… Really?

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 6:00am 7 Comments

I took my 8 year old nephew to school last week.  He took me into his classroom, introduced me to his teacher and showed me some of the work they were doing.

On a wall at the back of the classroom there was a display entitled – When I Grow Up I want to be a…

Being a…

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Recruiters… If Greece was a company it would be in receivership…

Posted on May 11, 2012 at 8:36am 0 Comments

I consider myself to be extremely lucky.  I have had a long career as a recruitment consultant, manager and - most recently - company owner.  I am now in a unique position where I talk to recruitment people all day long… Don’t feel sorry for me – I kind of like it.  Some people like listening to East 17 cd’s… me?...  I like talking to recruitment people… and… listening to East 17 cd’s… sometimes at the same time…

Point is that quite often in our industry there is…

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Recruitment… Champagne or Razor Blades…

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 9:30am 7 Comments

I was going to entitle this post Why Recruitment is like the Titanic… but I didn’t.  However, sometimes you do really feel like DiCaprio – you remember, the king of the world scene - standing on the bow of the ill-fated liner, fists pumped and happier than a pig in you know what.  But in the recruitment world you are always only one submerged iceberg away from disaster… in hindsight Why Recruitment is like the Titanic would have probably been a far more apt and…

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Recruiters… To Tweet or not to Tweet?

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 7:17am 2 Comments

This is not another blog espousing the virtues of social media… no social media, in particular Twitter can be a bitch.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Twitter… I dedicate a couple of hours a day to the Twitterverse - usually early in the morning, or late in the evening. I love finding out recruitment news as it happens – and retweeting appropriately.  I enjoy seeing what roles are available and trending, and the witty banter between recruitment industry heavy…

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At 8:50pm on February 1, 2012, Tracy TC said…

Hi Craig!  Thanks for checking in!  I didn't see your comment until now.  100% forgiven!

At 10:25am on October 19, 2011, Tim Spagnola said…

Thanks for the connection Craig!

At 11:08am on October 7, 2011, Tom Dimmick said…
Thank you very much for the connection Craig.  Much appreciated - Tom
 
 
 

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