"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
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
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
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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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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue