As I write this this forum has been developing and evolving just like everything else in staffing land. Sourcing or as I like to call it sourcering or working the staffing magic has…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
On July 4th, 2007, I visited the USS Hornet. Steeped in History, she sits proudly in the San Francisco Bay. On that day, we witnessed fireworks over the Bay with a wonderful daylight concert, games, and a fun family outing. The Hornet sank the Yamato, a Japanese supercarrier in WWII and recovered the astronauts who flew the first mission to the moon. It was here as I witnessed over the SF Bay…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 3, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
There is power in your direct network. In fact, every individual, every person you may come in contact with is a potential business partner. Don't get me wrong, you must tread carefully and watch your privacy and your very safety, but when one begins with the end in mind - career management, long term goals, financial considerations, filling new requisitions, and on and on and on, one must be aware how valuable a network trully is.
The larger one's network the more apt…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 12, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
I loved "Field of Dreams" a movie that spanned so many different interesting topics and life parallels that even to this day I watch to put myself in a reflective mood. I have been thinking about the ever-changing, and ever-evolving staffing landscape - like a field of dreams - where individuals find their work, eager companies snatch up amazing talent, and vehicles of change drive life's deals and closes - not to mention an ever changing web and technology landscape. When my career began…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 24, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments
This is a blog that has been waiting to get out for some time. There are many definitions about what defines greatness in this day and age - specifically about what makes for recruiting greatness - it is a topic that I find interesting. There are many definitions that one could look at, but at its fundamental core there is a differentiating factor - is it number of fills, is it ones grasp of boolean or superb negotiation skills, is it the ability to close difficult candidates, is it the…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 13, 2011 at 2:35am — No Comments
Bzzzzzzz. Bzzzzzz. That's the sound of a busy bee. Click, send, click, send, click, send, new string, new search, click, send, click, send, all while rocking out to some good country music. Now that is the fun of being a busy sourcing bee. These days my desk is full from 1 side to the other with Job Descriptions galore, and highlighter gone haywire on every keyword, and key point in my VMS client's good and bad written JD's.
Ahh, the Job Description - welcome to…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 2, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments
Okay. So this particular topic has been itching to get out and it has been driving me nuts. Quite frankly, I just can't stand it when I hear people being referred to as Resources, Capital, or anything other than a Human. Does that not bother anyone in staffing. I mean come on now. We are looking for people to fill a project or two, or a long term career interest, and a marriage of two happy customers in a business relationship. We aren't talking about a piece of equipment here…Continue
This was the sign that greeted me on July 1st, 2010, as I reached one the crown jewels of my vacation. I was headed to a family reunion, that would propel me through Yosemite, and onward to Lake Tahoe. It was in Yosemite I had a chance to remember when as a young man, of 10, that visit that had changed my life. I had at that time had the privilege of a Memorial Day weekend trip with my family. On this day, I was on a journey to greet my wife…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 14, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments
Success. Is it defined by actions? How you treat others? The number of fills you obtain?
A month ago we had the privilege to meet the American Idol from last year Kris Allen at an event I had won tickets to from our local radio station, among the perks were the opportunity to discuss success with Kris Allen and what it meant to him. It was a brief exchange, but he said in so many words, that hard work pays…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
You know I sit in awe of the sunset, and I sit in awe of the incredible ride of 2009, and now a promising year in 2010. All of us can have more hope now, as the sun sets on a very bad economic wave, that propelled everyone to near despair at times, and for others, reminded them of just how important life is. I sit at my computer tonight full of perspective, full of new knowledge, the capacity…Continue
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