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Why Do You Recruit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Calverley Oct 27, 2013. 15 Replies

So inquiring minds want to know.  Why have you chosen recruiting as a profession?  I would love to see what most say.  Is it one of the following?  Do you have another reason?1)  Money 2)…Continue

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

Started Aug 29, 2013 0 Replies

What 1 game are you looking forward to watching this weekend.  Happy Labor Day!  …Continue

LinkedIn Inmails or Invitations? What works best for you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irina Shamaeva Feb 6. 28 Replies

So I have been trying an experiment.  You try it.  I haven't sent an inmail in 2 months.  I have only sent invitations to connect with a brief explanation of why.  It seems to be working well.  It…Continue

Really, Really Bad Recruiters!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Thomson Jul 16, 2013. 28 Replies

O.K.  I just had it happen to me.  I had to share.  If someone calls me, I usually will politely call them back.  Who knows?  Connections for the future at the very least. Right?"Hi, Will.  I am…Continue

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"I am amazed that people are still reading this.   I like your picture Robye!  TY Jeanna and Matt.  I guess it was more of a hot button than I realized."
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"Reality check, Will. Bad asses are usually unemployed. Why, because there are so many wimps out there in positions of authority which can spot a bad ass a mile away and sends up a flare so the other wimps can help circle the wagons in order to keep…"
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"Great Reminders Jeanna!  Recruiters should never to busy to fill their end of the bargain."
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Will Thomson
Job Title
Sales and Marketing Recruiter
Rosetta Stone
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Government, Healthcare, Services, Technology
How many employees in your company?
University of Mississippi
Are you interested in split placements?
Which conferences do you plan to attend in the next year?
What kind of networking are you open to?
Invitation only
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
I am a builder of winning teams. I love the business aspect of recruitment. I love seeing individuals and companies realize their goals. I love blogging about the recruitment industry.
Which blogs would you recommend people read?
10 Reasons Every Recruiter Must Start With An Agency, The Walk, Why Candidates should interview the interviewers, The Similarities of Recruiting and Hunting
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
Linkedin, Twitter, Google Custom Search
What do you like best about
It is an avenue to talk about the latest trends in recruiting.
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The True Definition of a Bad Ass

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:30am 25 Comments

I have been thinking about writing this post for quite some time.  There are people I encounter in life that I consider a Bad Ass.  I encounter…


Proximity and Relationships in Recruiting

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

The other night I was out having dinner with my wife and friends.  It is always interesting when our group gets together.  The guys sit on one side of the table and the women sit on the other. The guys talk sports, talk about our favorite beer and whiskey, and work.  The women talk about kitchen redesigns and…


Austin- The City I Call Home

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

Austin.  What a great city.  I grew up here.  I still live here. It is home to me, my wife, and two kids. My parents live in the same house I was raised.  They have never moved.  My brother, wife, and his two kids live here.  This is not something that you see every day.  The only time I lived away from Austin was…


What the Hell is Success Anyway?

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 12:49am 14 Comments

"I want to be successful when I grow up". Isn't that what we are taught at an early age? When you are younger you aspire to do so much and achieve so many great things. You are full of vigor and stamina. You have goals, and you start knocking them down one by one. You are determined to be somebody. You are…


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At 2:21am on April 20, 2013, Shawn White said…
Thanks Will !! Your blog post are Very Educational and informative!!
At 11:08am on September 6, 2012, HRNasty said…

Thanks for reaching out.  Looking forward to hearing your updates!

At 10:22pm on August 9, 2012, Noel Cocca said…

Welcome Will...Noel

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