Never, ever, think outside of the box...because your...decision may haunt you later.…
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Many years ago I was on the premises of a well known movie studio in Burbank, CA delivering a video tape to a Producer and Board Member of the Minority Community Based Organization I was working for at the…Continue
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Gotta love a cat's curiosity.
It gets them into trouble as well as earns them a hunter's knowledge.
The important thing is they are constantly looking to satisfy their…Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on September 21, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Not all recruiters or recruitment agencies are vultures...or vampires for that matter. When they cold call--they simply want to help in the recruitment challenges an employer faces.
If they appear to be stalking you as a candidate, or as an employer rep--they are simply trying to get access to interested parties, preferably decision makers--and they are 100% dedicated to a mutual benefit.
Yes, there are some bad apples; some…Continue
Thankful Tree, a…Continue
In recruitment it happens to me all the…Continue
Do you have the patience required to herd cats? If you do this may soon become an asset for certain employers (apparently one has actually posted that requirement in their job description). Why? Because patience, among other things, is a virtue, and for some future jobs—it may become an asset.
So start practicing with the family cat or look for Cat Herding Training Schools (CHTS) that may be opening in…
It’s 3:00am and I’m churning away on business, tweets, discussions, blogs and paperwork …suddenly, silently, a brightly lit and light flashing ambulance rolls up just outside across the way…
It immediately reminded me of poet John Donne’s famous last lines from his poem, “For whom the bell…
Added by Valentino Martinez on July 6, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
Is this a:
Carnival Barker? No, but close.
An Evangelist? Sometimes.
A Used Car Salesman? Sometimes.
A Corporate Recruiter? Indeed!
What could this company recruiter possibly be saying to attract the attention of this crowd of job seekers?
I’m guessing your guess would be wrong, but take a guess anyway.
Added by Valentino Martinez on June 12, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments
If a friend tells you, "You have bad breath"--is she now your enemy?
If an enemy tells you, "Damn, you have bad breath"--is he now your friend?
I say yes, to both questions--because knowing your flaws can enlighten your general and specific outlook about yourself and others. And those who approach you with such insights have personal and professional motives. Your challenge is to decipher the difference.
How this applies to recruitment; the selection…Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on May 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
...with apologies to William Shakespeare I adapted his famous words
to scratch an itch featured in a few words of my own here...
To be, or not to be…a Recruiter? That is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
the slings and arrows of outrageous…
Added by Valentino Martinez on March 5, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I responded to a previous discussion on LinkedIn on this subject with an invitation to provide ideas. I replied with:
"So you're working on revamping your "diversity recruiting
initiative". This suggests that you're not happy with your past effort(s).
Sourcing and recruiting diversity is always a challenge, but my initial advice
is to first look within. All to often poor diversity hiring results are driven
by a hiring process…