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Recruiting and Stochastic Processes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Meyler 6 hours ago. 1 Reply

"Stochastic" is a word that comes from the Ancient Greek meaning 'target'.  The idea embodied within the etymology is that given a sufficient amount of time and effort, even purely chance operations…Continue

Obsolete Phrase: "Purple Squirrel"

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Really?  "Purple Squirrel"?Is that the best you can come up with to describe an 'unfindable' candidate?I remember seeing red squirrels for the first time in 1976, in the Vienna Graveyard, while I…Continue

Tags: persuasion, originality, language, linguistics, squirrel

List of Honeypot (i.e. "Spam-trap") Email Addresses on Recruiterspam.com

Started on Tuesday 0 Replies

Now, the Recruiterspam.com email list is available for interested parties.  With your great sourcing skills, I am sure that several others can figure out ways to acquire that email list...  I would…Continue

The Utility of Twitter for Recruiting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Meyler yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm in the 98.7th percentile for most active Twitter accounts.... more active than 281 million other active accounts out of 284 million. I have yet to see any benefit, though. It's supposed to be a…Continue

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Nicholas Meyler replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'Recruiting and Stochastic Processes'
"Complete text of "Musiques Formelles" ("Formulaic Music") for Francophile mathletes who love modern music...http://www.iannis-xenakis.org/xen/write/mus_form.html"
6 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler commented on Katrina Kibben's blog post 'Busting Your Bracket: Why Recruiting Stats Are Crap'
"Math.  Not "match", but same idea.  http://www.iannis-xenakis.org/xen/write/mus_form.html"
6 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler posted a discussion

Recruiting and Stochastic Processes

"Stochastic" is a word that comes from the Ancient Greek meaning 'target'.  The idea embodied within the etymology is that given a sufficient amount of time and effort, even purely chance operations would allow one to 'hit' a target.  Perhaps I oversimplify, and it would be better to look at the issue conversely, such that if I aim at a target, I will "probably" be likely to hit it.The music of Iannis Xenakis was based largely on statistics (i.e. probability), and the ancient tradition of…See More
6 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler commented on Katrina Kibben's blog post 'Busting Your Bracket: Why Recruiting Stats Are Crap'
"Beating the drums to send out the message that I am recruiting Chemical Engineers....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKTF0o6wYhg"
6 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler commented on Katrina Kibben's blog post 'Busting Your Bracket: Why Recruiting Stats Are Crap'
7 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler commented on Katrina Kibben's blog post 'Busting Your Bracket: Why Recruiting Stats Are Crap'
7 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler commented on Katrina Kibben's blog post 'Busting Your Bracket: Why Recruiting Stats Are Crap'
"I liked Markovian statistics, when I learned about it by reading Iannis Xenakis' great book "Musiques Formelles" in the original French.  I could read enough French to figure most of that out, and the match was actually…"
7 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler left a comment for Matt Charney
"No problem.  I'm disappointed to learn that I haven't been kicked out, since I would never want to join any club that would have me as a member."
9 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'The Utility of Twitter for Recruiting'
"And not to forget Followerwonk, which is also a good way to browse for specific skills like "Ruby on Rails": https://followerwonk.com/track"
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Nicholas Meyler replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'The Utility of Twitter for Recruiting'
"Another nice tool is Twitter Audit:  https://www.twitteraudit.com/eCruiter11 "
yesterday
Nicholas Meyler replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'The Utility of Twitter for Recruiting'
"Just to show you that I take Twitter pretty seriously, here are some Analytics: https://analytics.twitter.com/user/eCruiter11/home I review these numbers daily and weekly on different platforms designed for that purpose.  There is clearly a…"
yesterday
Nicholas Meyler replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'The Utility of Twitter for Recruiting'
"Yes, I do that.  I add friends, too.  It just surprises me that (so far, at least), with tweet circulation like 80,000 readers and 250,000 impressions, I have yet to see one resume come through from any ad placed on Twitter, or Google…"
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Chris Russell replied to Nicholas Meyler's discussion 'The Utility of Twitter for Recruiting'
"For recruiting its best to use twitter to create lists of candidates and engage with them. Use it to establish relationships with your target candidate pool. Humanize yourself. You can post your jobs but for every job tweet post 4 other more…"
yesterday
Ross Clennett and Nicholas Meyler are now friends
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Nicholas Meyler commented on Nicholas Meyler's blog post 'A Radical Reductionist Analysis of the "Purple Squirrel" Idiom'
"You seem to contradict myself."
Thursday
Nicholas Meyler commented on Ross Clennett's blog post 'Headhunting: Unethical or a necessary part of a competitive job market?'
"The point that Headhunting is 100% ethical in a free-market economy is important to underscore.  Candidates are free agents, not chattel owned by their employers."
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Name
Nicholas Meyler
Job Title
GM/President, Technology
Company
Wingate Dunross, Inc.
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Recruiter
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
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All Industries, Basic Materials, Industrial, Technology, Utilities
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A Radical Reductionist Analysis of the "Purple Squirrel" Idiom

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:00am 1 Comment

Really?  "Purple Squirrel"?

Is that the best you can come up with to describe an 'unfindable' candidate?

I remember seeing red squirrels for the first time in 1976, in the Vienna Graveyard, while I made my pilgrimage to the tombs of Beethoven, Schoenberg, the Strausses, Schubert, and other great Viennese super-composers.  "Rock-stars", if you will, to reinvent another overused phrase.

I had never seen red squirrels, before, so I was pretty amazed with them, as there were…

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Pymetrics

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:30am 0 Comments

Silicon-Valley superstar/rockstar/billionaire Vinod Khosla (his brother is a professor at Stanford, I believe) has provided an infusion of Venture Capital to an interesting and very different career-oriented website called Pymetrics www.pymetrics.com; which actually provides some very interesting interactive tests to evaluate skills, traits, talents, etc.

I learned that I have a high degree of skepticism, am very undeterred by my own mistakes,…

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"Recruiters Are Only Middlemen"

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Some newbie, "wannabe" (i.e. 'nutcase') decided to weigh in on one of my posts (now deleted and blocked) with the sage comment: "Recruiters are no big deal.  They are just middlemen."  Bright comment to leave on a blog site populated by 50,000 recruiters, right?

I thought about this a while, and came up with a rebuttal of sorts: 

"Please excuse me for being a middleman while I sell you down-river, to someone important, then..."

The very word "entrepreneur" is at…

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Boolean "Keyword" Search and Glial Cells

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

One of the fairly persistent complaints I have heard from non-recruiters about what recruiters do is "You only match buzzwords and keywords. Even a monkey can do that.  You are a talentless fool who could only make a living being a parasite off of gainfully employed people."

Of course, this is a complete fallacy, which we all know.  Firstly, as someone who actually studied Boolean Logic as a Philosophy major at Princeton University (which was the World's highest-rated academic…

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At 10:27am on March 25, 2015, Matt Charney said…

Nicholas: It wasn't intentional - it's probably me mispressing the wrong button on my mobile FB Page Manager. I have fat thumbs, and apologize for the confusion.

 
 
 

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