If most hiring managers knew what games many (not all) HR staffing types play in blocking external recruiters, who can actually fill their hard-to-fill openings,...they would (should) cocoon them and convert them into speed bumps befitting their role in the recruitment process.
Added by Valentino Martinez on May 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 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
In theory and in reality a wolf in sheep's clothing is a key concern for employers and recruiters to be wary of in the selection process.
It begs the question, "Which candidate are you most comfortable with in assessing for employment consideration—the raw and somewhat transparent candidate, or the highly polished, highly confident one?” On the one hand, the raw/transparent candidate may not impress as much as the highly polished interviewee. But under all that gloss and glow may…Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on May 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I liked Jerry E. Thurber’s Blog today, May 18, 2011 on: Social Media Background Check: 5 Things Not to Tweet – so much so that I’m doing a Blog on Blog because I feel the subject deserves a contrary assessment on the possible downsides of actually eliminating, hiding or…
Does my question sound inane, or is there something to it?
"In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers he points out that luck plays a big part in success, for example, having the luck of being born in the right place, or at the right…
Sometimes the journey wears you down...
Sometimes the journey builds you up...
Sometimes the journey wears you down to build you up.
You will know when you arrive.
ValentinoBM (Photo Poem in B&W) - circa 2008 Winter - Campus…
Added by Valentino Martinez on May 2, 2011 at 3:49am — No Comments
The baby bunny featured in this picture, is Marco Polo. I gave him this name because he was the first of three baby bunnies born in our back yard who ventured out into the world beyond his rabbit hole.
How this relates to recruiting is that some candidates we evaluate for…Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on May 2, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments