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"I Just Got Fired, Can I Come See You?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by John W. Ferneborg Jan 28, 2013. 10 Replies

I hate hearing those words because i know someone is going through almost the worst life crisis in the world second only to the loss of family member or a life threatening disease or injury. ( Oh…Continue

Tags: I lost my job, Yuck, Terminated, Help, Fired

RBC is Like a Breath of Fresh Air Today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Leary Jul 30, 2012. 2 Replies

Just sayin' checked in to the site today after being busy yesterday.  Gone are all the junk posts.  Wish i had time to read through all the good blogs and discussons on the top ten.  Makes me want to…Continue

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Do You Know Why Candidates Think Recruiters are Idiots?

Started this discussion. Last reply by PAUL FOREL Mar 2. 43 Replies

Below is a conversation i just received from a Sr. CFO candidate.  This is what happens when inexperienced little girls do key word searches and can't read a resume. Sandra,I just got a call…Continue

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Sandra McCartt commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?'
"One of the best posts I have ever read."
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Sandra McCartt commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Recruiting: just a series of conversations?'
"Prior and proper preparation prevents piss poor performance."
Apr 9
Sandra McCartt commented on Steve Levy's blog post 'The Modern Recruiter'
"Certifications and degrees don't mean squat. If I had a nickel for every resume I have seen from failed brokers with all their series licensure I would never have to work again. I would much rather see a candidate for a recruiter spot who had…"
Apr 8
Sandra McCartt commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'I'm a Recruiter. No, a Salesperson. NO, a RECRUITER!'
"I am sorta thinkin i could find a software that would replace him a lot faster than his software would replace me.  See there is this thing called "candidate experience"  anybody heard that word before?  Can your software…"
Apr 4
Sandra McCartt commented on Dean Da Costa's blog post 'First It's Writing, Now Faces: Enough Is Enough!'
"I have a not unique talent also. I can tell when people are nuts by what they write."
Apr 1
Sandra McCartt commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'Battle of the Buzzwords: Fighting the War ON 'Talent''
"The "verbing of nouns" is the true mark of a jargon addict. "Let's dialog about this while we are workshopping but we need to caveat it". "Perhaps we can anniversary when we deadline and monetize" We had to copy…"
Mar 31
Sandra McCartt commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'Put This In Your Black Hole: Candidate Boycott Gains Momentum'
"Well, by God. I have been applying for jobs since 2009 and nobody will hire me. I will show old oscar, I will by god, quit applying. Then I'm going to find an attorney whom nobody else will hire and I will by God sue everybody for not hiring…"
Mar 28
Sandra McCartt commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'Battle of the Buzzwords: Fighting the War ON 'Talent''
"Well Matt, my young friend. Many of us have been hammering the nail of the ridiculous buzzwords and jargon that started to become sexy in our industry around 08 '. Seemingly to no avail as it seems that there are a bevy of pitifully insecure…"
Mar 28
Sandra McCartt commented on JWTINSIDE's blog post 'Gamification in HR: Going Beyond the Buzzword'
"Perhaps Jerry, as an "Experience Planner" Pete here sort of didn't plan for this experience very well.  Experience Planner, seriously how could anybody type that after their name?"
Mar 20
Sandra McCartt replied to Kelly Blokdijk's discussion 'Recruiter wants to know all about your status'
"Interesting. I have never seen a native English speaker say, " I look forward to work with you"."
Mar 18
Sandra McCartt replied to Kelly Blokdijk's discussion 'Recruiter wants to know all about your status'
"The email tells me that the writer is not a native English speaker and may be with an offshore firm. Delete"
Mar 18
Sandra McCartt commented on JWTINSIDE's blog post 'Gamification in HR: Going Beyond the Buzzword'
"My opinion.  Gamification = mental masturbation and there are a lot of folks trying to sell it."
Mar 18
Kelly Blokdijk liked Sandra McCartt's blog post People who take down comments when they get caught in a big fat Lie
Mar 17
Matt Charney commented on Sandra McCartt's blog post 'People who take down comments when they get caught in a big fat Lie'
"I like it when communities are self policing. Thanks for this, Sandra! "
Mar 17
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Mar 17
Sandra McCartt posted a blog post

People who take down comments when they get caught in a big fat Lie

Should be banned from the site. Yes Nicholas of espammer fame, I am talking about you.After Nicholas posted his diatribe about being twitter busted by the guy who invented Ruby on Rails, I suggested to him that he had put his foot in his email mouth. He came back saying he knew exactly who he was sending to was recruiting for a CTO and had many billionaires in his email list.When I reviewed the email he is credited with sending to ROR inventor I suggested to him that his email clearly was…See More
Mar 16

Profile Information

Name
Sandra McCartt
Job Title
Executive Recruiter - Firm Owner
Company
Professional Search, Inc. International
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries, Financial, Healthcare, Industrial, Services, Technology
How many employees in your company?
<10
College/University
University of Arizona/West Texas A & M
Are you interested in split placements?
Yes
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
I am Sandra McCartt, i am a recruiter. I have been in this business since 1975, started my own firm in 1978
Name someone you most admire
Jay Coile, SVP of Distribution, Anderson Merchandisers
Which blogs would you recommend people read?
Ask The Headhunter, The Cynical Girl
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
Job Boards, Linkedin, phone, networks.
What do you like best about RecruitingBlogs.com...
It's alive.
...and what would you change and why?
Nothing as of today
Website
http://www.prosearchtexas.com
LinkedIn Profile
http://linkedin/SandraMcCartt
Twitter Profile
http://twitter/SandraMcCartt
Facebook Profile
http://SandraMcCartt

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People who take down comments when they get caught in a big fat Lie

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 2:57pm 1 Comment

Should be banned from the site. Yes Nicholas of espammer fame, I am talking about you.



After Nicholas posted his diatribe about being twitter busted by the guy who invented Ruby on Rails, I suggested to him that he had put his foot in his email mouth. He came back saying he knew exactly who he was sending to was recruiting for a CTO and had many billionaires in his email list.



When I reviewed the email he is credited with sending to ROR inventor I suggested to him that his… Continue

It Could Only Happen to a New Recruiter

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

Most of us remember the first few weeks or months of our start in recruiting marked by the horrific memory of the first mistake we made or the first weird happening.  Although somewhat lost in the mists of time there are two that i will never forget.

I was preparing for my first cold call presentation of a candidate.  Went over my candidate's resume and interview notes for at least an hour.  Even wrote myself a script with the fellows name i was going to call.  Will never forget his…

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When Management Should Be Fired..Immediately!

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 3:11pm 18 Comments

Pay close attention AT&T. If you monitor mentions on social media print this one in Red.



I received several emails starting early this morning. The subject lines were some variation of "What Should I Do"?



The emails all related to the AT&T area manager telling all employees of the sales call center that they must report to work today. What's wrong with that? Just one little thing. Amarillo, Texas is in the middle of the worst blizzard we have had since 1903. It… Continue

A Eulogy for My Friend and Client

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 5:30pm 11 Comments

Twenty Five years ago i placed a young man with a state cattle feeding organization.  He quickly rose to head of their marketing department.  He moved on to manage a large cattle feeding operation in the South.  I was contacted by the representative of an international meat production corporation from Japan who needed a U. S. manager for their operations they wanted to open in the United States.  I tracked this outstanding young man down and presented him to my Japanese client.  It was a…

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At 6:32pm on December 19, 2012, Barbara Goldman said…

I tried to send you a personal message, I haven't seen you comment in a while, and I wanted to wish you all the best. Sometimes life just sucks. 

At 10:35am on November 13, 2012, Norm Lacroix said…

Sandra,

This is the first I've heard or read of you... your Eulogy for your friend touched me dearly.

You are a Class Act.

You are an example to us all as was your friend.

Wish you the best,

 

Norm Lacroix

At 9:25am on May 8, 2012, Marnie W. Katz said…

KATZ3B.doc

Sandra,

Please let me know if this worked. I have attached the resume of my husband Brian Katz. Thanks again. If this didnt work send me your direct email and I will send it to you the normal way from Email. 

regards,

Marnie 

At 4:45pm on October 14, 2011, Charlie Davenport said…

That's 221B in Tennessee

At 4:44pm on October 14, 2011, Charlie Davenport said…

Sandra, thanks for connecting.. I didn't even know we could have "friends" on the Recruiting Blog.

I think you followed that I was thinking our friend was pure bull... he was looking for us to tell him some new tools and techniques that he could go tell his clients to use, and then he would charge them big bucks for "consulting" services.

He did reply with "I'll match your 30 years" and I found that interesting, because his profile only says 15.. but, I get too argumentative and sometimes don't really want to waste the time..

Hope all is well in Amarillo - If you ever go too far East on I40, get off at Old Hickory - mile marker 221B... I'll buy you a Margarita at Cinco de Mayo about 2 miles from where I live.

Charlie (Feel free to connect on LinkedIN also.. that's where I keep track of most..

At 9:02am on September 14, 2011, Chantelle Legg said…
Thank you for connecting, and thank you for the entertaining blog posts :)
At 12:02pm on September 09, 2011, Louis Bina gave Sandra McCartt a gift
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Thank you for the add Sandra, and Happy Birthday! 7 more years for the ultimate number!
At 12:33pm on August 3, 2011, James F. Jeter said…
Sandra, Sandra, Sandra...why is it that when I am at work and need a good "pick-me-up" I can always get what I need by reading your posts? Thanks for your insight and sense of humor! 
At 3:56pm on May 12, 2011, Peter Civardi said…

Sandra - thank you for inviting me to be your friend on RecruitBlogs.  I very much enjoyed your "Dear Katie" letter.  Your postings are always original, well written, and thought provoking.  Would be interested to know your opinion on WordPress.com as an alternative to Facebook.  I decided to post on the WP, but not Facebook.  Your thoughts?   

At 7:38pm on March 24, 2011, Luke Toland said…
The lady with the hat! Pay attention to this one. Thanks for connecting.
 
 
 

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