Attention Agency Recruiters: You are NOT in Human Resources. You are NOT in PR. You are not in
Employment Branding, Social Work, Social Media, Job Hunting Tips, or Candidate Experience
You. Are. In. Sales. Get it?
If you are not making presentations all day, every day, you are going to… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on September 17, 2010 at 9:30am —
My Littlest Placement
I have been given a gift. Well – not given, necessarily. It was earned. Those are the best anyway,aren’t they?
We’ve been recruiting for a junior level IT role with a client for the past 3 weeks or so. Not much in the way of qualifications – college degree, some sort of “paid” IT experience combined with a nice personality and… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on June 4, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Fee negotiations. Fun stuff, eh?
You finally connect with a manager that seems to need your help. You think you've done a good job "not" sounding like an idiot. Though the position was a little outside of your comfort zone you held on nicely. Your questions seemed to spark quite a dialogue: What projects will this person work on? How big is the team? Tell me about your company.........why do you LOVE working there? What are the types of companies that seem to have the best candidates?… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on June 3, 2010 at 9:00am —
“It’s kinda like a race – but without cars and stuff.”
This is how my soon-to-be 9 year old son summed up what my day looks like today. I was grabbing my first cup of coffee (trying the Hawaiian Kona from Sam’s Club – first bag – it’s kind of mild…..) and he asked me what was happening.
He’s seen me in action enough to understand what I do. (He’s either going to follow in my footsteps or be an astronaut.)
When he… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on January 7, 2010 at 8:02am —
I just LOVE Recruitingblogs. Such a great group of recruiters from around the world - helping each other!
I've started a project that might be helpful for each of us at one time or another - a forms library for all to share. Would you mind helping? If you would please take just a few minutes and send me a few of your "go-to" forms we would all appreciate it. Please follow this link:
Added by Jerry Albright on October 13, 2009 at 9:01am —
I posted this yesterday on my personal blog and then realized something. Recruitingblogs gets thousands of hits a day. MY SITE
doesn't even get half that! SO here it is. If it inspires even one person then I'm glad I dragged it over here too!
Few things refresh the spirit like a handful of sendouts. It’s pretty easy to relax a bit when you’ve got some activity on your desk. As I sit here with 4 sendouts on the books –… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on October 6, 2009 at 8:00am —
Attention: All Recruitfest09 Attendees: I need your help!
I am (or was?) the owner of the world's only Dave Mendoza Bobblehead. Now just why in the world would I have such a thing? And how did I get it? That's a long story so I'll not bore you with the details. This post is more important than that.
HE IS MISSING!
His trip started out as most everyone else heading to Toronto. In a van. Heading down Highway 402.…
Added by Jerry Albright on September 25, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I’m not quite sure where to begin. Sure – I’ve always dreamed of making one of these lists. Haven't we all? But I thought it would only come after a few more years of putting my time in. So I am shocked to say the least. Thank you everyone!
A recent poll was conducted at my church to see how many Twitter users we have in our congregation. This was not a completely scientific study (we all know that church and science don’t mix well anyway) but a rather informal conversation in the… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on August 25, 2009 at 3:00pm —
For the most part I decided to take the last part of 2008 off. I hung out on RBC…….learned to Twitter…… built my Linkedin network to a sizeable number (Thanks Dave!)…..and for the most part – watched our profession gradually curl up into a little ball – wondering if/when it will be OK to come out. I would venture to say I’ve seen more “Is our profession dead? ” posts than “Hey – guess what? I’m winning!” posts. I'm not just talking about RBC - I get around to them all - ERE, Fordyce, etc. So… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on February 4, 2009 at 8:30am —
As we put this recession behind us and load our food pantries with hope, love, good thoughts and a "yes we can!" attitude - it's only fitting we all have our own Obamicon. You can make yours here:
Special thanks to http://twitter.com/B_Batchelder for his tweet on this just a few minutes ago. Now go get… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on January 23, 2009 at 10:38am —
1. Saying the very same thing the last recruiter said to the same potential clients and expecting to be the one who gets the order.
2. Having the same candidate my competitor has that we both grab off Monster each morning and expecting to be the one who gets the send-out.
3. Agreeing to discount my fees because the potential client has "multiple openings and I should be happy they are letting me in".
4. Arriving at the office after 8, milling around for 1/2 hr… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on January 7, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Fun topic! I'll list the top reasons for my own personal success. Whether I am actually a "smart" recruiter is debatable!
I can take a $50K punch in the stomache and get right back up! In this business you MUST be able to "rise above" the daily ups and downs. No other profession has so much at stake with each day. I work in both direct and contract staffing. One day my spirit might be soaring high with a few new placements ready to start - and the very next… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on December 22, 2008 at 11:30am —
I am blessed to be an active part of the lives of my children. One of my rewards is being a basketball coach for my son, Reed-o and his team of 4 and 5 year olds.
So there I was last night. 6:45 pm at the YMCA. We head in there, take off our coats and get right to it. We start with free throws and then move on to dribbling around the cones, bounce passing and eventually wrap up with some scrimmage activity. Nothing too exciting - but the kids love it!
Half way through our… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on December 4, 2008 at 12:16pm —
Thank you for the consideration you have given me. I can only imagine the amount of effort you have put into saving yourself for someone special in me field. I know there are many recruiters who have come along giving you more than a few reasons to not trust any of us. So again - thank you for seeing something in my and giving me the opportunity to be your "first" recruiter.
Unfortunately I can not accept that responsibility. Over the years I have had… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on October 27, 2008 at 2:30pm —
We have the technology to get to know each other much better so I've started a new group - Skype Club!
If you have video equipment and would be intersted in getting to know others face to face please join us!
my account is jerry.albright so add me as a contact.
Added by Jerry Albright on October 23, 2008 at 10:30am —
I realize one of the keys to life is to ignore the small stuff.....especially the stuff that has absolutely NOTHING to do with you......but I simply can not overlook this!
The sign in page on LinkedIn has the word "address" spelled incorrectly. They've left off the second "s".
There - so now you know.
Added by Jerry Albright on October 15, 2008 at 12:30pm —
September 29, 2008
Dear Taxpayer and Concerned Citizen,
You are receiving this letter as you are the account holder of funds within an F.D.I.C. backed financial institution.
Over the weekend Congress and I worked together to solve what appeared to be the greatest threat to our economy in decades. This crisis would most assuredly have brought our nation to its knees in a matter of days – if not hours. We had to act quickly in order to insure our own freedoms and… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on September 26, 2008 at 10:00am —
I'm no financial expert. Perhaps now would be a good time to be one.....or perhaps the worst time. I don't know. I'm having a hard time understanding what is really going on in the economy beyond the headlines. And I do understand the headlines!
I am sure however that we are heading into one of the darkest economic times in our history - and clearly the darkest of my own lifetime. You do realize our economy was on the brink of collapse last week, don't you? Collapse!
Added by Jerry Albright on September 23, 2008 at 10:00am —
I'll be the fist to admit this: I have not always been a trend setter. For many years I was in fact what we call simply a "contributor". Always contributing to the teams I was a part of - whether it was my role in managing a group of senior recruiters, training the new hopeful staffers or doing my own thing when my client was counting on me - and me alone - for results. I've helped build multi-million dollar organizations as well as establishing my own firm with satisfied clients throughout the… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on September 2, 2008 at 1:30pm —
OK. So I'm done complaining about Linked In. General concensus indicates I'm simply missing the boat on this. So I've decided to do something about my meager 42 contacts. Today!
Sign on. Great. I see some of my contacts are as promiscuos as ever! Nothing new there. Also it was nice to be reminded of a contact at a client I've just heard is hiring. Maybe I'll give her a call. (If that's still cool.)
Back to adding new contacts. Let's see. Oh boy - Linked In has offered to… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on July 31, 2008 at 1:00pm —