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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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Will Thomson commented on Greg Savage's blog post '10 words you must NEVER use to describe yourself'
"I guess that means Rosetta Stone should take "Rock Star" out of our job description for sales people.  Great post Greg, as always."
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"Thanks Matt.  "
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"Shane, I really enjoyed this.  Thanks!  Will"
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"Holy cow.  I am speechless. "
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Will Thomson commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Keith, Amen.  And.... As long as companies continue to pour their entire life savings into LI.. Read my RD post next week. "
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Will Thomson commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Kelly, I love this!  LinkedIn has become an Outhouse.  It is very unfortunate.  Still, people continue to invest in it.  I am just amazed.  Thanks for writing. Will"
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Will Thomson liked Recruiting Animal's blog post Recruiting Animal and Jerry on The HR Latte Show
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Rchilli Parser liked Will Thomson's blog post We Aren't Playing Backyard Football Anymore
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Keith Halperin commented on Will Thomson's blog post 'We Aren't Playing Backyard Football Anymore'
"Thanks Will. I hear you- we're both "too old for that ****". However, since my phone isn't yet ringing off the hook with lots of wonderful $100+/hr contracts/consulting gigs I still have to eat some of that **** from…"
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Will Thomson commented on Will Thomson's blog post 'We Aren't Playing Backyard Football Anymore'
"Hey Keith,  as recruiters, we know what people "want" to hear.  At this stage in my career, I just don't want to do that anymore.  It saves a ton of heartache down the line.  Made some real mistakes by answering…"
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Keith Halperin commented on Will Thomson's blog post 'We Aren't Playing Backyard Football Anymore'
"Gentlemen (and observing Ladies): I'm glad you've been in situations where you can be true to yourselves, without having to "compromise" or "pass". That hasn't often been the case with me.... That's why I like…"
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Profile Information

Name
Will Thomson
Job Title
Sales and Marketing Recruiter
Company
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?
>5000
Website
http://www.bullseyerecruiting.net
Blog
http://www.bullseyerecruiting.net
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/willthomson
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/WillRecruits

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We Aren't Playing Backyard Football Anymore

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:30am 5 Comments

Remember growing up playing a little backyard football with your neighbors?  Two people were selected to pick teams. You always knew the person who was going to be selected first and typically the person who would be selected last. The most athletic, most capable individuals were picked first. I know I always wanted the…

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Can Someone Please Explain to Me What Linkedin Is Doing?

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 6:14pm 12 Comments

I don't get it.  I truly don't understand what LinkedIn is doing.  I do know that they are gaining new members at an astounding rate EVERY DAY.  They are gaining more market share and becoming more and more invincible.  No one can compete with LinkedIn.  Google Plus tried to compete with them.  Can you say #Fail?  I…

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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…

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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…

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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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