Mike Rasmussen's Blog Posts Tagged 'Recruiting' (18)

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 21, 2013 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments

Staffing Comes of Age & The Rise of Recruiting "Purple Squirrel" Finding - Sourcing Ninjas

Around December 2012 this scrappy article appeared on ERE.net and caused a viral stir in recruiting forums, including this one.....http://www.ere.net/2012/12/10/recruiters-your-days-are-numbered/ - it's premise?  Technology would cause recruiters to go the way of the dinosaur.  Ahh - but you see the author Lior Shamir had interesting points, albeit to me a bit misguided.  What he did get…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 23, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

This October - Staffing Ghouls, Ghosts and Sourcering The Good Old Fashioned Way

It's just so hard to believe it will be 2012 before we know it.  Around the corner - November, December and holidays.

 

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 19, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

9/11, The Great Recession, & Recruiting - 10 Years Of Lessons - But America Still Stands Strong

USS Hornet

 

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 3, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Power of Your Recruiting Social Networks - Offline and Online

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 12, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

If You Build It - They Will Come

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 24, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Recruiting Greatness - A Look at What is at the Heart of Success in This Business

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 13, 2011 at 2:35am — No Comments

When A Sourcer Is A Busy Bee - Help a Sourcer by Building a Great JD

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 2, 2011 at 1:39am — No Comments

People Are Not Widgets/Resources or Capital, They are INDESPENSIBLE

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 13, 2011 at 4:36am — 11 Comments

Reaching your Recruiting Apex: What it will take to succeed in Life and Business

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 14, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments

What Success Really Means

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What the Olympics can Teach Us About Career Management, Recruiting Success, And Life

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 19, 2010 at 2:33am — 2 Comments

Social Media At Work & Creating A Platinum LinkedIn Profile-Web 2.0 goes 3.0



Social Media at Work-Linkedin Training-Final-rev.pdf



Well, I just got back from a great event, where some new friends helped put on a great social media and networking opportunity for our professional associations, jointly sponsored by the BYU Management… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 29, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Happy Holidays, and 2009-What about the Economy? Social Networking? Recruiting to a new level? 'Tis the Season to Be Grateful



I will remember 2009. I will remember how Twitter made a new platform Recruiters now use as a means to find talent, I will remember how Linkedin Revitalized and changed and transformed itself. I will remember this as the year that saw my career go in a new direction, I will remember it as a time where I found and retransformed myself yet again, and yet, to think of how much has occurred in such a short space and time, our careers are but… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 2, 2009 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

A December To Remember & A New Year Full Of Promise

Recently, I gave my family as a Christmas gift a copy of my childhood journal kept from the time I was a wee lad.



I reread, and reread and as I prepared this gift it occurred to me that I have seen so many blessings this past year.



2008 will be the year I remember where I turned a corner professionally. I had all the mortar and bricks to build something great, but 2008 was where crucial life decisions, professional turning points, and a foray into and a return to staffing… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 24, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Leaving A Legacy To Be Proud Of-Revving Up Your Recruiting Drive

Tonight I return home with some thoughtfulness and perspective. It would seem I have had a lot of opportunity to do this lately, think, ponder and deliver. I recently sat down to review a few things on my recent list of career goals, revisiting my perspective on what I really, really wanted out of where I was going and where I had come thus far. It is a lively action to do this, I think every time I do, I remember very clearly what brought me to these new days.



I am satisfied, happy… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 28, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

Career Steps in A Down Economy, And Learning From Geese



Recently, I was called by my church to assist others in taking steps to better themselves in thier career situations. In this down economy, many folks are struggling to make ends meet as they strive to find a new opportunity. In this economy it is important as a recruiter to help others define their career trajectory.



I think I have always taken for granted networking. I think as a recruiter this comes naturally, and it is part of our… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 11, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Reaching Your Apex & Finding Your Niche: The True Source of Recruiting Success



The other day I gazed down from the top of the Heavenly Resort Lookout in Lake Tahoe, to a beautiful panorama that made me step back and think about my life and the direction of my career. A bright blue lake gazed up at me, and I was for a moment lost in my thoughts. I had enjoyed a week of utter incredible beauty visiting Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, Watching Fireworks with my Family, going on drives and seeing a scenic rustic ideal landscape,… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 24, 2008 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

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