Mike Rasmussen's Blog Posts Tagged 'Economy' (7)

What The Economic Future Holds

It is anyone's guess.  In the wake of the week I heard many negative diatribes from Monday Morning Quarterbacks who think the US is going to hell in a handbasket.  Among these important and tell tale moments this week:

1.  A sad situation regarding a disgruntled employee who turned guns on fellow co-workers in my home town in Silicon Valley.  It ended with police having to shoot back and eventually leaving the tragedy in an end with the gunman dead.  The news media focused on this…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 7, 2011 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

Today's Economy - Is There Hope?

It is without a doubt one of the most historic times of our economic windfall.  Everywhere you look there is doom and gloom discussion, individuals getting overwhelmed, and political rumblings, and a historic downgrade of the US credit rating.  The Dow dropped 600+ points, but yet there is still hope.

 

We need to look long and hard these days at giving individuals hope.  Is there any wonder that the Recruiting/Staffing professional of today can be a powerful voice that gets…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Staffing X Factors - As The Times Change So Do We

X - it's a variable that leads to multiple scenarios.  In math x is the number or goal we are trying to uncover to lead to the balance of the equation, in life x is often the hurdle or problem, solution or scenario that gives life it's most interesting choices, options and sometimes leads us to do more research to look at past variables, and similar scenarios to uncover what may need to be done.  In old pirate films, and The Pirates of The Caribbean or in popular culture, x marks the spot -…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A January Unlike Any Other - 2011 - The Year of Recruiting Success's Brightest Beacon

The time has come.  It will be a year unlike any I have seen in my life to date.  So full of hope, so full of promise, and with an incredible amount of opportunity.  This picture shows one of my favorite places in San Jose.  Belgatos Park.  It is here on a hill before you reach a San Jose Mountain known as Mt. Umuhnum, you can…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 9, 2011 at 3:54am — No Comments

The Economic Mt. Everest: 3rd Quarter Analysis

Earlier this year, I analyzed what I called the Economic Mt Everest. I find it interesting to keep an eye out on very key economic indicators. The economy has certainly been a challenge for many, with frustrated job seekers seeking assistance. I know I have been one of those staffing professionals turned career counselor, and using my knowledge of social media techniques to help job seekers find their way. It has been a very interesting time. There are some interesting statistics that both…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 22, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Career of Champions: When Economic Circumstances Teach You How To Reinvent Yourself

This blog post is going to be exceptionally personal. You have been warned. A few months ago, I stood looking down on the San Francisco Bay, at Sunset looking west from the Oakland Hills-when I snapped this picture. It was at that time I told myself, I had what it takes to make a difference in my profession, I could put people back to work, and really help propel myself forward to a career track of greatness. I thought of the beautiful…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 6, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Where the Rubber Meets The Road

So here you are, in the midst of a down economy. The question, what now?



I tell you it's all about how much passion you deliver on a daily basis, it is the epic defining moment for a professional to add value and build rapport that unearths a deepening resolve to find the quality that is needed. Can you make a difference? Absolutely.



Can you build a new direction? Absolutely.



Can you become competitive when all around you says that this is a time where business… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 24, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

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