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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 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"It's a matter of timing not a matter of asking. Bankers don't run credit checks until after you fill out a loan application. Doctors don't run tests until after a patient has had an initial consult with the doctor nor does a dentist…"
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Sandra McCartt commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Pete, I have been apologizing to both clients and candidates for the behavior of idiot recruiters since before you were born. So yes it is working well for me and has for just short if 40 years as a recruiter. Let me draw you a picture. An in mail…"
Saturday
Sandra McCartt commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Recruiters never fail to amaze me. You email a person who has no clue who you are, ask them for personal information before they have had a chance to hear what you are selling and you think THEY are mentally ill or volatile. Try this you arrogant…"
Friday
Sandra McCartt commented on Daryl Daley @IntelMinds's blog post 'Discrimination: Tattoos and Body Modification Challenge to Business Casual and Business Attire'
"And besides all that good advice. A lot of people simply find self mutilation disgusting, obnoxious and sickening to look at. Why not just cut off your nose?"
Jun 19
Sandra McCartt commented on Josh Goldstein's blog post 'The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam'
"The only question I have here josh is, when you decided to become a startup company, where did you get your current employees? Unless lightening struck a tree and they stepped out full grown you must have reached out to them in some form of fashion.…"
May 30
Sandra McCartt commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'Why Paying Employees More Is A Great Way To Save Money'
"Keith, if you want to ignore uneducated young women having kids they can't support with two or three baby daddies who contribute nothing or minimal support you are ignoring one of the root causes of poverty. If we pay people more for not being…"
May 27
Sandra McCartt commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'Why Paying Employees More Is A Great Way To Save Money'
"And don't forget that when wages go up so does the cost of goods and services. It won't bother me much if the cost of a happy meal goes up two dollars but I suspect it will bother the single mom trying to feed three kids if it costs six…"
May 25
Sandra McCartt commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'Why Paying Employees More Is A Great Way To Save Money'
"Noble thought Keith, but consider this. All theses people you are talking about trying to support a family or CHILDREN on minimum wage are not. They qualify for and receive in most cases, gov. Assistance in terms of food stamps, wic, chip…"
May 25
Sandra McCartt commented on Adam Krueger's blog post 'Why I Don't Connect With Other Recruiters on LinkedIn'
"My connections are closed because I got tired of people connecting then asking for an introduction to executives within companies I work with. I don't introduce people I don 't know well. Keep in mind that the only "ownership"…"
May 25
Sandra McCartt commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'Life, Interrupted'
"Call you tomorrow . If I miss you, you have my number. Keep in mind (until I get you in McCartt's Big D work through course) that time wounds all heels."
May 20
Sandra McCartt commented on Keith Halperin's blog post 'Why Self-Proclaimed "Recruiting Thought Leaders" are Full of ****'
"Somebody once told me I could lead the charge of the light brigade. Before I could preen my feathers, they reminded me of what happened to the "light brigade". Moment of fame didn't last 15 minutes. People who believe their own…"
May 18
Sandra McCartt commented on Peter Clayton's blog post 'First Impressions Count Online'
"It would be almost impossible to prove that anyone did or did not get hired because of a pic on linkedin or the lack of a pic on linkedin. Don't worry about it. We have not reached the point yet that we can get sued for thinking somebody looks…"
May 14
Sandra McCartt commented on Dan Midwinter's blog post 'Recruiting Blogs'
"How well I remember those ads. In fact those ads were the catalyst that motivated the start of my own firm. One Friday the owner whom I worked for asked for my ads. I replied that I didn't have anything worth advertising. She said, " make…"
May 10
Sandra McCartt commented on Dan Midwinter's blog post 'Recruiting Blogs'
"You made me smile. I remember when a website meant there was a spider web in the corner of the ceiling. Not much interest in going back to the "good old days" of slow communication but in my opinion good recruiters still work the the same…"
May 6
Tiffany Branch commented on Sandra McCartt's blog post 'It's Not You-It's a Negative Flawed Process. Deal with it Positively'
"LOVE IT! "
May 5
Sandra McCartt commented on Paul Petrone's blog post 'The Case Against Having Prerequisites For Jobs'
"And for you Paul.  there is no case for not having a job description or prerequisites needed for a job.  None period.  that is just flat stupid.  You don't even hire a lawn guy without looking for someone who might know how…"
May 1

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
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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