Sandra McCartt
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Consumer Class Action filed Against "The Ladders"

Started this discussion. Last reply by PAUL FOREL Mar 3, 2014. 1 Reply


"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

Tags: MarketersJunkGone, GreatPostsonRBC

Do You Know Why Candidates Think Recruiters are Idiots?

Started this discussion. Last reply by PAUL FOREL Mar 2, 2014. 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

Tags: idiots, recruiter, keywords

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Crystal Redwing liked Sandra McCartt's profile
Feb 9, 2015
Sandra McCartt and Kurt Hynes are now friends
Oct 20, 2014
Sandra McCartt and sarah mcgraw are now friends
Oct 1, 2014
Sandra McCartt commented on Nathan Vance's blog post '3 "Crazy" Ideas For Sourcing Talent (Not Using LinkedIn)'
"I retained Nathan to work with my top recruiter. First session this morning. Her feedback is outstanding. You should hear a texas gal who never heard the word boolean until today try to pronounce it. We can't help it, it's a Texas thing,It…"
Sep 25, 2014
Sandra McCartt and Nathan Vance are now friends
Sep 18, 2014
Sandra McCartt commented on Nathan Vance's blog post '3 "Crazy" Ideas For Sourcing Talent (Not Using LinkedIn)'
"Excellent. I just sent this to my recruiters and sourcers. And this old dog may have learned a few new tricks. Thank you for something relevant and valuable."
Sep 18, 2014
Sandra McCartt commented on Julie Salerno's blog post 'Interviewing Techniques that Pique Millennials’ Interest'
"Suffice it to say that perhaps Kelly is piqued by yet another offering to pique the interest of recruiters in buying some software that promises to pique the interest of some demographic and now she's really piqued about another marketing…"
Sep 11, 2014
Sandra McCartt commented on Mitch Sullivan's blog post 'Lessons we can learn from dead people'
"Not only funny but true. If blogging about the famous dead fails just pick up a worn out topic like HR getting a seat at the table,secrets about hiring good employees and or writing a job description. I am waiting for the blog entitled "if Joan…"
Sep 6, 2014
Sandra McCartt commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"Kelly, maybe you should run your whole profile through one of the plagiarism checkers to see how many admirers you really have. It's fun to do with resumes. You find resume writers who put the same things in multiple resumes."
Aug 3, 2014
Sandra McCartt commented on Chris Bell's blog post '5 Reasons Why a LinkedIn Profile Shouldn’t Replace Your Resume'
"We have learned the hard way, to check a candidate's profile to be sure it matches their resume. We have had client's turn down a candidate because they looked at their profile, dates were different or job titles not the same. Most people…"
Aug 3, 2014
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…"
Jul 27, 2014
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…"
Jul 26, 2014
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…"
Jul 25, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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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…


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 10 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…


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…



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. 



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
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 as an alternative to Facebook.  I decided to post on the WP, but not Facebook.  Your thoughts?   

At 2:07pm on February 4, 2011, Al Merrill said…

Thank you for the invitation- a final thought for you re: hats and that "many are called and few are chosen", ranks right up there with "age is a state of mind over matter, and if you don't doesn't matter!



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