How do you build a successful company? There are many answers to this question, but the one that offers the most longevity and continued success is to build a company with depth. You see, having the best talent on your team TODAY does not guarantee that you will have that caliber of talent in…Continue
I have always loved music. I appreciate all kinds. I appreciate the artistry in the different genera’s. Some music is so profound it moves me by the single strike of the chord. I can hear some songs over and over and they never seem to get old. Sometimes, the simplicity of the beat and the lyrics are just…Continue
Last week I wrote a post talking about how candidates need to help themselves FIRST before they solicit advice from a recruiter. You can read that article here: http://bit.ly/17j1FST This post…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on November 19, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
As a recruiter, I know that recruiters are some of the most well- networked people around the globe. We work hard to make meaningful connections. Yes, we are the gatekeepers. Since I have been in the industry 20 years, I know the chances are that most recruiters know someone that can connect you to…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on November 11, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Recruiting could be thought of as a fraternity. When you start out as a recruiter, you are a pledge. You have to earn your stripes. If you are smart, you will start with an agency. Recruiting is sales. It is highly competitive and there is no other place to learn the business than in an…Continue
I started my career in recruiting in the mid 1990's. I left in 1998 to pursue a career in sales. I re-entered the recruiting realm in 2008 and have not looked back. Here is a story about one of my sales positions and why ultimately I ended back into recruiting. I truly struggled trying to find my own…Continue
Why did that happen? Why didn't that deal close? Why did the company fail? Why did you get let go?…
I have very fond memories growing up. I had the best father and mother a child could ask for in parents. My mother was always there for me. She had a hot meal ready for our family every night. We always had everything we wanted, and more than we ever really needed. Both parents taught me morally what was…Continue
Today I dropped off Kennedy, my daughter, at Kindergarten just like I do every day. When I was walking her to class, I was deep in thought. Kennedy was holding my hand tightly and my 2 year old son, Trace, was in my arms. I passed the cross-guard and said “hello” just like I do every morning. I walked in…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on September 26, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Blogging. Like all things, it will eventually die. Not totally, but we are witnessing the beginning of it right now. Why? People are growing tired of reading articles from so called “experts” who really have no credentials.
We are beginning to see way too many people attempt to write when they have absolutely…Continue
Every morning I get up and ride the light rail from my house in North Austin to Downtown to go to work. Traffic didn’t used to be a problem in Austin, but as major corporations such as Apple, Ebay, Oracle, VM Ware, Facebook and others came here, the roads got more and more congested. Austin is…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on September 11, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
There is something about the Fall that puts everyone in a good mood. After a hot August and a great summer, a new and exciting season is upon us. Before we know it Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be here. As Kenny Chesney says “Don’t Blink”.
I put my daughter in Kindergarten this week and…Continue
Today was a big day for my family. My daughter, Kennedy, went to her first day of Kindergarten. She is our first child, and I remember her being born just like it was yesterday. Those of you who have children can relate to this experience. Your kids may be older, but I can guarantee that you…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on August 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis recorded "A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On". It was an upbeat, feel- good song that topped the charts at #3 on the US pop charts. The lyrics were contagious and has had dozens of other artists release the single since Jerry Lee released it back in 1957. Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chubby Checker, The Georgia Satelites, Elton John, Conway Twitty are just a few of the artists…Continue
***This post was originally posted on Bulls Eye Recruiting (www.wthomsonjr.com) and has been extremely controversial. Love to hear your thoughts.
There has been a lot written about the job market lately. “The good jobs” aren’t posted anymore. Don’t apply to jobs…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on August 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Yesterday was a sad day for the baseball profession. 13 major league professionals were handed suspensions for steroid use. I think a better use of words rather than sad, would be embarrassing. This is not the first time we have seen this happen and it certainly won't be the last. The names are astounding. Alex…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on August 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
It is approaching quickly. 1 year. 1 year ago I wrote my first blog. It was called "The Simple Things" http://bit.ly/MjKaeQ it trended better than I would have ever imagined. I had never written anything other than a college paper. Why did I start writing? Why did I start blogging?…Continue
As most of you know, if you have followed my blogs for a while, I am a Texan. A proud Texan. I have lived in Austin my whole life. No, I don't have cattle or horses at my house, but I can easily make a 4 hour drive down to south Texas and get my my fill of country living.
My whole life I have…
Added by Will Thomson on July 19, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
The one thing I have learned over the years is that a sale is only half the battle. Yes, it is tough to gain a client. Yes, sometimes a sale can take a while to close. Yes, there are objections you have to overcome. The number one thing that you need to understand, though, is that selling is just the…Continue
Oxford, MS is God's country. Truthfully, I ended up going to Ole Miss for just a few reasons. First things first, I could get in. I never could figure out those SAT tests. The University of Texas Austin was never really in the cards for me. I was bright, I had a A minus GPA from Westlake High…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on July 2, 2013 at 4:45pm — No Comments