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
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
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
I lease a barn and acreage a few miles outside of town where i keep six horses. I hire high school and college kids to do all the dirty and heavy work that i can't or don't want to do. Since the mid 90's i have had absolute hell (with two notable exceptions) finding kids who would, show up or even call if they couldn't get there, do more than the absolute minimum and that not well, couldn't walk from point A. to point B. without supervision or a map to get to point C or showed any…Continue