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With the Pressures That Come With A High Stress Job like Recruiting - How Do You Keep Your Sanity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mack Feb 3, 2012. 18 Replies

Recruiters--we work hard all day and some of us work into the night.  We tend to be dedicated to getting the job(s) done come hell or high water.  The work burns hot and cold and very hot sometimes.That said, what are those things you do besides momentarily stepping away from the phone and the keyboard or taking a vacation?  What do you do that satisfies your other interests, that are legal in 50 states and Puerto Rico? I'd like to know and I think others in the RBC would be interested to know…Continue

OT - Road to the 2012 London Olympic Games

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentino Martinez Jul 19, 2012. 13 Replies

Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee: My Bronze Medal Means More Than the GoldPosted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:46 am | Updated: 6:19 pm, Wed Jul 18, 2012. Track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee took the Olympic world by storm from 1984 to 1996. Now, the gold medal winner and her husband Bob Kersee (who was her Olympic coach), raise funds for the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation in East St. Louis. Jackie, 50, talked to PARADE about her favorite Olympic memory, how she handled being coached by her…Continue

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OT: Movie "TOP GUN" - One of My Favorites - Played Last Week on the AMC Channel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentino Martinez Oct 20, 2011. 12 Replies

Top Gun (1986) - For the movie buffs in RBC and particularly the Top Gun movie trivia fans - next-under are a couple of photographs I took of pictures (four others are featured  in the “photo” section of I noticed hanging on the walls of a restaurant called the "Kansas City Barbeque" located in San Diego, California.How this relates to recruiting is the fact that in 2006 I accompanied a group, of HR…Continue

OT - Cardinals advance to NLCS after stunning Nationals with four, two-out runs in 9th inning of Game 5 - Follow the following updates...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Valentino Martinez Oct 25, 2012. 11 Replies

Cardinals vs. Nationals: St. Louis completes epic comebackNick WassCards score 4 in 9th, beat Nats 9-7, reach NLCS St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese, right, reacts as he and Daniel Descalso score on a single by Pete Kozma in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League division baseball series against the…Continue

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"Belated Happy Birthday, Will. Interesting, turning 41....  Looking back now, from a more experienced vantage point, reminds you how fast time seems to have zipped by.  Yet you count your blessings and your losses -- and gird-up for…"
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Valentino Martinez
Job Title
National Award Winning Recruitment and University Relations Consultant & Former Corporate Manager, Staffing and University Relations; Diversity Pioneer and All American Athlete
Current: Valentino B Martinez - Prior: V B Martinez Group, Inc; Nestle Purina Company; Nestle (Retail Operations Company-NROC); Ralston Purina Company; Dow AgroScience Company; Pharmacia; Searle, NutraSweet; Monsanto Agricultual Company; Rockwell International - North American Aircraft Operations Company; Mexican American Opportunities Foundation; U.S. Army - Department of Defense (Pentagon level) - Officer Personnel Directorate - Military Personnel Center (MILPERCEN) & Adjutant General, Fort Ord., CA
Which best describes your profession?
How many years have you been in the business?
More than 15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries, Basic Materials, Conglomerates, Consumer Goods, Financial, Government, Industrial, Services, Technology, Utilities, Other
How many employees in your company?
Cornell University - College Relations and Recruitment Institute; MS-Human Resources and Operations Development Degree Cousework completed - Research Project Remains for Degree Completion; BS-Psychology - University of San Francisco and BS-History & Cultural Anthropology - Eastern New Mexico University
Are you interested in split placements?
Which conferences do you plan to attend in the next year?
Onrec, SHRM
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
With respect and confidence.
Name someone you most admire
One is too limiting. In no particular order, I listen to: family members (past & present - majority are highly accomplished in traditional and nontraditional ways); Pericles, Albert Einstein, Abe Lincoln; Kurt Vonnegut, Martin Luther King, Martin Luther, St. Augustine, Bob Dylan, Ghandi, General George Marshall, General Joe Engle, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, General George Patton, John Glenn, Col. Buzz Aldrin, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Dr. Jesse Thompson, Marty Robbins, Cesar Chavez, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Maher, Dr. Ruth Benedict, Robert Bly, James Joyce, Bishop Sheen, Yogi Berra, Jonathan Carroll, Sandra Day O'Connor, Clint Eastwood, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Merle Haggard, Al Oerter, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata, Samuel Clemens, Edgar Allan Poe, Matt Damon, Marshall Mcluhan, George Orwell, Mark Twain, Sitting Bull, Jonas Salk, Madame Curie, Geronimo, Crazy Horse, Thomas Wolf and LBJ, JFK, Gordon Lightfoot, Linda S.Martinez, Regina Marie, Mario Valentino, Thankful Tree, Galileo, Capernicus, m, Bill Maher, St Augustine, Matt Damon, Edward James Olmos, Joan of Arc, Padre Pio, Matt Wilkins, John Powell, Delfonics, Mother Teresa, Jonathan Carroll, Mel Kohr, Steve Degnan, Quentin Tarantino, Jon Solmons, Dr. Jesse Thompson, Dr. Jimmie Clark, Herman Hesse, Al Oerter, Carlos Castaneda, Ed Coen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dionicio Morales, John Steinbeck, Annie Leibovitz, Jiame Escalante, Marco Polo, Columbus, Pancho Villa, William Bonney, Aristotle, Ulysses, Ani Difranco, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mozart, George C. Scott, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kingston Trio, James Brown, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Robinson, Robert Di Niro, Jake Lamotta, Nat King Cole, John Wayne, Lon Cheney, Jimmy Stewart, Truman Capote, Madame Curie, Joan of Arc, St. Christopher, Gunk, Takki, Treesee, ReddRabbit, JoAnn, Arnold, Augi, Monica, Maria, Christopher, Kristopher, Albert, Joseph, Glen, Phyliss, Bobby Darin, Lance Armstrong, Jim Ryan, Adolph Plummer, John Glenn, Jules Vern, Lon Cheney, Marty Robbins, Peter, Paul and Mary, St. Peter, Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Ivan and Montee, James Joyce, John Wooden, Rembrandt, Picasso, Neil Diamond, Mahailia Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Amelia Earhart, The Animals, Queen, Johnny Depp, Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix, John Hamm, Elton John, Santana, Casper the Friendly Ghost, John Grisham, Judge Roy Bean, Wyatt Earp, William H. Bonney, Herman Hesse, Geoge Orwell, Babe, and more to come...are a few of the people I most admire...
Which blogs would you recommend people read?
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
Jaws of LIfe
Fishing nets
Terms of endearment
Varnish w/brush
...and tools so classified it I told you about them I'd have to have you whacked.
What do you like best about
Broad Scope
great contributors
sage advice
back & forth--VERITAS
Off Topic
global interface
...and what would you change and why?
From where I sit I would not presume to recommend changes to a professionally run entity that the RBC is. Kudos to Tim and Noel and their working partners.
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Valentino Martinez's Blog

If you like MAD MEN & Advertising & Recruiting -- you might like this recruiting result…

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

"Mad Men has a new hire: 75-year-old ad man straight from the swinging 60s"

"New series of hit show has called on British artist Brian Sanders to draw ad campaign heralding return of Don Draper and co"


Puppy Appeal Recruitment Advertisement - Ralston Purina Company - "Your Pet Our Passion"

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Photo by Valentino Martinez - Ralston Purina Recruiters & Recruitment Booth - NSHMBA National Job Fair…


A Recruiter's Regret - It Goes With the Job...And When Done Professionally…It Not Only Makes a Good Impression - It Establishes a Strategic One

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 12:17am 0 Comments

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While we do not hand out “Courtesy Regret Cards” (that would be bad form and insensitive) -- an important part of a recruiter’s job is the effective handling of regretting those job candidates who will not be…


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At 2:07pm on October 2, 2013, Richard Peterson said…

Dear Valentino:

I "DIDN'T" do "Business" with Bill directly.

He was simply involved in the decision making.

At 10:54am on June 26, 2012, Todd Wilson said…

Hello Valentino,

Thanks for commenting on the cartoon. It was meant to be taken in a loose context & the graphic nature of your response seemed to change its meaning.

I appreciate the response & look forward to communicating in the future.

At 10:04pm on June 6, 2012, Gordon Basichis said…

Thanks, Valentino.  That posting RE: Ray Bradbury is so true and so cool.

At 8:15am on November 7, 2011, Scott Burgess said…

Valentino...thanks for commenting on my first blog.  I always appreciate the feedback.   

At 12:44pm on September 22, 2011, Ryan Pratt gave Valentino Martinez a gift
At 8:25am on September 22, 2011, Chantelle Legg said…
Thank you for the connection! Humour is always appreciated
At 10:32am on August 24, 2011, Christopher Perez said…
Thanks for the interesting post and the invitation to connect, Tino. Looking forward to staying in touch.
At 12:22pm on August 23, 2011, Richard Cialone said…
Happy to connect with you, Tino.
At 1:42am on June 29, 2011, Lilia Tereshchenko said…
Hola Valentino! Thanks for your invitation and connecting with me. I would also like to thank you for your opinion to my question. I'll reply in the topic.
At 5:12pm on March 16, 2011, Julie Closter said…
Thanks Valentino...AMEN!

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