Had on average 5-6 employess while I ran Military Recruiters. Civardi Associates is a one man band.
Most of my career has been spent supporting elite Fortune 500 management training programs by providing high potential junior military officers, recent college grades with a few years experience, and newly minted MBAs. The programs involved career paths in sales, marketing, manufacturing, operations, engineering, and even on occasion HR. Also, will take (and often enjoy) one off retained search projects now and then.
Name someone you most admire
Steve Cherry - just met him. Was super impressed with everthing about him, especially his mission rather than ego driven style of leadership/coaching. Any young person serious about learning technical recruiting as a profession would be lucky to work under Steve's direction from what I observed at a recent training session he provided and his posted background information.
Which blogs would you recommend people read?
I enjoy the NYT Technology blogs - especially David Pogue's. Read several newspapers almost every day, including NYT, Newsday, WA Post, LA Times, Albany Times Union, and what is left of the SDUT.
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
Very few, other than the Internet, my address book, a telephone, and a computer. I see the majority of what most people would call "recruiting tools" as really first step sourcing devices.
What do you like best about RecruitingBlogs.com...
I enjoy reading things written by very intelligent people that relate to the craft of recruiting. Have just sampled your blog for the first time today.
...and what would you change and why?
This is a very minor point - I liked everything I read on your web site and LI profile, however one statement jumped out at me.
I would change your LinkedIn profile statement "behavioral or competency based interviewing" to "behavioral/competency, rather than experience based interviewing". The way you put it makes it sound as if behavioral and competency based interviewing are two different processes, and of course you know that they are not.
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