David Sprinkle's Blog (6)


My daughter's first birthday is in a couple of weeks and I have to say that I'm taken aback at my reaction to her first year of life. Fatherhood is amazing.

Everyone thought that we were having a boy because of how my wife was carrying (we waited to find out), except for me. Something inside my soul told me that we were having a girl, and low and behold, almost a year ago she arrived and turned me and my wife into a family.

I could not love my daughter more than I do and know that… Continue

Added by David Sprinkle on May 31, 2008 at 10:48pm — 2 Comments


There is a lot of information out there about how to use Linkedin and I will admit that I've been slow to recognize the power of Linkedin.

About 6 weeks ago, I had about 20 direct connections with people that I knew well and quite frankly didn't see any advantage in Linkedin over the mulititude of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and others...what was the point since I was already connected to my friends on Facebook.

And then I got clued in...one of my… Continue

Added by David Sprinkle on April 30, 2008 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Tax day...I filed on time this year!!!

Last year wasn't a fluke for me...I did it again...I filed my taxes on time this year! This may not seem like a great feat, but I used to be notorious for procrastinating on my taxes and filing an extension.

What's been the difference for me, you ask? Well, I got married in 2005 and my wife was not about to let me procrastinate and let the government keep our refund (yes we got one again, which means I need to adjust my W4...). My wife holds me accountable and I love her for it… Continue

Added by David Sprinkle on April 15, 2008 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Economy, economy, economy...it's time to get positive!

Ok, I've got to say that I'm a little tired of hearing about the economy on the news. Newspapers and TV news love to report the doom and gloom about the economy, especially since it's an election year. "It's the economy, stupid" right? Well, wrong if your a recruiter that's worth their salt.

I lived through and cut my recruiting teeth during the real recession in 2001...9-11 and the dot com bubble burst stopped the economy dead in it's tracks...and yet, my business… Continue

Added by David Sprinkle on April 3, 2008 at 11:10am — No Comments

Are you effective? Seek first to understand...

If you haven’t already, I suggest you read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. If you don’t have time to read the book, buy it on tape and listen to it on your commute. If you’ve already read it, it’s worth picking up again and revisiting.

The reason that I suggest you read this book is because its principles have had a profound effect on my life, my relationships and my career. By continually focusing on developing these habits, I have over time become a… Continue

Added by David Sprinkle on March 10, 2008 at 12:52pm — No Comments

My first blog!...How to Win

Hey fellow recruiters, this is my first blog! Thank you for checking it out. Ok, let's cut to the chase.

Let's talk about how to win in the recruiting profession. First and foremost people have to like you. If you're a jerk and only in this for yourself, you may win a few battles, but you are destined to lose the war.

So, let's say that you're the nice guy and you don't want to finish last...well being nice doesn't guarantee that your prospects will like you. They have to… Continue

Added by David Sprinkle on February 28, 2008 at 12:18am — 4 Comments


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