Jeff Baumgarten
  • Redmond, WA
  • United States
  • Tricendent
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Jeff Baumgarten commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'My 3 Favorite People from 2012'
"Shock and awe indeed! Amy you draw people to you who want to help out because you really exemplify so many of the things you describe as evident in us. I look forward to meeting Paul and Mr. Nasty as I am sure that meeting the will be an enriching…"
Jan 3, 2013
Jeff Baumgarten replied to Amy Ala's discussion 'Why I Love Recruiting'
"Tricycle moments. Love that Amy!"
Feb 7, 2012
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Jeff Baumgarten replied to Amy Ala's discussion 'Why I Love Recruiting'
"OK Amy, this is just amazing. The exact reason Tricendent exists is because of my need 2 years ago to devote time to caring for a sick family member. So on that hand I can relate so much to your perspective. On the other hand, even if that…"
Feb 7, 2012
Jeff Baumgarten commented on Jeff Baumgarten's blog post 'Hiring for Grit vs Pedigree...'
"Well put, Lisa, thanks for the feedback!"
Oct 14, 2011
lisa rokusek commented on Jeff Baumgarten's blog post 'Hiring for Grit vs Pedigree...'
"Gritty grace is the best!"
Oct 14, 2011
Jeff Baumgarten commented on Jeff Baumgarten's blog post 'Hiring for Grit vs Pedigree...'
"Thanks Tim. It takes time to learn that intuition...to read between the lines to even get that person in to see the grit! "
Oct 14, 2011
Tim Spagnola commented on Jeff Baumgarten's blog post 'Hiring for Grit vs Pedigree...'
"A great story Jeff. Nice to see someone go a bit beyond what is on paper to get a real feel. I agree with you 100% in that you can't teach character. Kudos for the hiring manager for recognizing that as well."
Oct 14, 2011
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Hiring for Grit vs Pedigree...

Today I had the chance to do one of my favorite things…go to the other end of the hiring specturm and provide a reference for a former employee named Melissa whom I truly admire and believe in. During the conversation with the hiring manager, who was the president and co-founder of a small company making a significant investment in this applicant, he said something that struck me as worth sharing. He said that out of the over 100 resumes he had viewed, there were plenty that had better…See More
Oct 14, 2011
Jeff Baumgarten commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'How the Economic Downturn Has Really Screwed Up Recruiting'
"  Great points Amy. It's much like decision paralysis when you have 200 channels to choose from...and as you mention, there's no effective way for the HM to hit the pause button on the candidate DVR while they go looking for a better…"
Oct 14, 2011
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Profile Information

Name
Jeff
Job Title
CEO
Company
Tricendent
Which best describes your profession?
Consultant
How many years have you been in the business?
5-9 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Technology, Other
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://www.tricendent.com
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreymbaumgarten
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/#!/Tricendent

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Hiring for Grit vs Pedigree...

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Today I had the chance to do one of my favorite things…go to the other end of the hiring specturm and provide a reference for a former employee named Melissa whom I truly admire and believe in.



During the conversation with the hiring manager, who was the president and co-founder of a small company making a significant investment in this applicant, he said something that struck me as worth sharing.



He said that out of the over 100 resumes he had viewed, there were plenty…

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