Ken Forrester
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The Longest Deal

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I Did Not Accept Your Invitation because you are a Recruiter

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LinkedIn Profiles-Same as "Already in our Database"?

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Ken Forrester commented on Justin Miller's blog post '5 Things My Vacation Can Teach You About the Candidate Experience'
"Great vacation Jason...but going on a cruise and gambling with your lively hood are two different journeys.  On the cruise, you are paying a weeks salary  up-front and your only risk is that you might not get the enjoyment you were hoping…"
Tuesday
Ken Forrester commented on Alasdair Murray's blog post 'Job boards Aren't Dying (but a lot of advertisers are doing their best to help kill them off)'
"Alasdair, You may have a good point, but I would definitely like to see an example of what you consider a quality job advertisement.  And what is the psychology behind  how a quality job ad will motivate the "A" players to apply?"
Jun 23
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Hey, Ken... I was taught to know as much as [is relevant] possible about someone prior to calling. Everyone understands that- we should not be asking someone how long they've been on the job/how long they have been at their company when we can…"
May 6
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Keith, Yep, I was going to say that you and I have different markets....I had read your '...putting butts in seats...' which I took to mean volume recruiting, something I can't do..... Niche recruiting, yes, that is my lazy approach…"
May 6
Keith Halperin commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"@ Paul: I work a different way than you: I'm a contract recruiter who is a recruiting generalist (or multi-specialist), I'm not a niche player who knows everybody, since I've recruited for over 200 different types of positions over…"
May 6
Ken Forrester commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Paul, Some people like to run their mouths; repeating things that they hear; trying to impress anyone who will listen.  Obviously that is not the case with you-you definitely bring a different perspective, some keen insights into the issues of…"
May 6
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"King Kong Savage Ain't Got Nuthin' On Me... LOL!"
May 6
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Ken, Since there is no 'edit' button here- A key area that I left out is to have as part of our operating system value-added [to our clients] components such as Interviewing technologies and Strategic Partnerships with the F1000 so we are…"
May 6
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Ken, Ack! Dodging recessions has mostly been a matter of switching industries until the smoke clears. When in the eighties we got hit, many of the old timers did not re-invent themselves and we lost half or more of the agency/search firms in Los…"
May 6
Ken Forrester commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Paul, thanks for participating on this blog.  I really appreciate it.  Sounds like you are the type that has been around for quite some time and has survived a few recessions and seen a lot of attempts by technology to disrupt the…"
May 6
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Keith, I 'hear' you but I still don't understand- My training was partly based on the concept/premise many people will initially react to my phone calls with a 'no thanks' and they will be hanging up almost as fast as they…"
May 6
Keith Halperin commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"@ Paul: I don't have time to go after/convert everybody, and if I'm paying to go after people who LI SAYS are open to some possibility, I expect that they're ACTUALLY open to some possibility, and not just haven't opted out of…"
May 6
Keith Halperin commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'How the Average Recruiters think when they are Recruiting You'
"Thanks, Paul. You are very kind. Lets see what I can dig up.... Cheers, Keith"
May 6
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Oops, Ken... I forgot to say I had forgotten about that preference to receive email/LI messaging when I had questioned this. Had I remembered I'd not have raised my eyebrows today when I read your note about LI hassles with messaging, etc.…"
May 5
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Ken, Yes, I am aware of your market's preference for email and messaging; I've been told that before. Better you than me, Ken. I can understand your having to deal with the cards they give you...given that is the market you have chosen for…"
May 5
Paul Alfred commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'How the Average Recruiters think when they are Recruiting You'
"Sorry for getting back to this message so late @Keith  .. I will be willing to modify your InMail message ... Please send an example of your InMail to ispeak2u2@yahoo.com  ... "
May 5
Tiffany Branch commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'How the Average Recruiters think when they are Recruiting You'
"I usually get great responses from LinkedIn messages that I send. Even if the person I reach out to isn't interested, I usually get referrals. However, I do ask for referrals instead of coming off like I'm trying to solicit the person I am…"
May 5
Ken Forrester commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Hey Paul, a friend of mine was given a $2 million grant to write the next version of an 8th grade math book.  He said that even though the math remains the same, the math books have to change because the kids that are learning the same math…"
May 5
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"....one of those times I did not take 'no' for an answer....by being persistent....I filled a retained search. Approximately a $46K recruitment fee plus expenses. That person has been on the job/with the same company for nearly fourteen…"
May 5
PAUL FOREL commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'They're Just Not That Into You: 8 Signs A Candidate Isn't Interested'
"Keith, Whoa! Now you guys want LI to screen potential recruits for you? It seems to me that by the very nature of our business, everyone is recruitable, depending on the timing and opportunity. Does that mean you guys would not call on someone who…"
May 5

Profile Information

Name
Ken Forrester
Job Title
Recruiter
Company
A.W. Forrester Co.
Which best describes your profession?
Agency
How many years have you been in the business?
More than 15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Healthcare
Website
http://www.awforrester.com
Blog
http://recruitedtalent.com
Online profile/Homepage
http://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=6078094&lo...
Twitter Profile
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At 10:04am on September 3, 2010, Slouch said…
Thanks. What do you have in mind?
At 4:15pm on March 3, 2010, Slouch said…
Thanks Ken. Thanks also for the blog posts and ideas you contribute. It's great!
At 12:12pm on June 29, 2008, Amitai Givertz said…
Ken, welcome to the mix here at RecruitingBlogs.com and the South Florida Metro Recruiters group.

Let me know if I can help you find your way around the place or if I can lend a hand in some other way.

Ami G.
 
 
 

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