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The “Absolutes” and the “Superlatives” are coming to our pool party this weekend.

Ever notice that the more tired and frustrated you get the more likely you are to start speaking in superlatives and absolutes? I see this happen with increased intensity during an election year and I am sure it has NOTHING to do with the DRIVE BY media’s LEFT-LEANING manipulations!!!!

In the same way that superlatives and absolutes should be ignored when listening to someone trying to sell you on their position or product, you should refrain from…

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Added by Paul Sanderson on July 11, 2012 at 9:37am — No Comments

Once Upon a Time...

Once Upon a Time…

There is a story I heard many years ago when I first got started in the recruiting business. As I recall, it went something like this:

"A reporter asked Bill Gates to name who he thought was Microsoft’s biggest competitor. Rather than name Apple or Oracle or some other up-and-coming technology or software firm, he answered simply and quickly: “Goldman Sachs.” When the reporter inquired further, somewhat surprised with Gates’ answer, he explained that…

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Added by Josh Hale on June 8, 2012 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

Bitten by a Zombie (Candidate)

I had taken a hot job order from a new client, you know the golden type that always picks up the phone when you call, responds to e-mails almost immediately, instant feedback on candidates, basically the best case scenario. In my initial sourcing efforts, I found three solid candidates. I set up interviews immediately and received instant feedback with an offer for one of them. I was excited as the candidate they selected was a perfect personality fit, had the required skills, background,…

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Added by Ryan McCormick on March 29, 2012 at 12:04pm — 3 Comments

Facebook Hiring Part 2: How Hard Rock Firenze Hired 120 people in 4 weeks

Following on from last weeks post, "Send us your resume and we will send you a cow!", there was some concern expressed in some of the comments as to how to manage the volume of response and disapointed candidates. Earlier this year I was involved in supporting a…

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Added by Bill Boorman on August 28, 2011 at 12:55am — 12 Comments

Finding the perfect mate and the perfect employee are more similar than you think !

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Whether you’ve been in this business for decades or are just starting out, you know that recruiting is all about the Pursuit and Capture: attracting qualified candidates, and keeping and retaining the top match.

Kinda like dating.

Think about it.  As a dater, you have a dream: finding that special someone with whom you can spend the rest of your…

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Added by Assaf Eisenstein on July 28, 2011 at 10:33am — 8 Comments

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