In my first post on this subject I brought up the new rules that affect sourcing and recruiting. In this follow up post I will talk about a few more things you should know. Some of this is, well, a little dry but as I said before this is not really funny stuff.
We all follow EEOC rules and…Continue
I am now going on my 11th year of recruiting within the GOV space and within that time I have seen quite a few changes, albeit nothing like the changes that I am seeing now. Usually I write with a little humor in my posts. but what is coming is no laughing matter and something recruiters…Continue
Winter I$ Coming
The theme is prevalent in the HBO show and book series Game of Thrones. It’s a prophetic thought that is set by these three words.
Added by Derdiver on December 3, 2013 at 2:07pm — No Comments
We die two deaths. The day we stop breathing and the day the last person that remembers us and stops saying our name.
As anniversaries are usually held with regard and well wishes there are some, some very few, that should make us pause and remember. Today is one of those days for me. On this…Continue
Added by Derdiver on September 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
“I am not young enough to know everything.” Oscar Wilde
"I don’t know."
Have you ever used this phrase before? I sure have. I have not used it with pride or a smile. I have not used it in arrogance but frustration. It seems to me in the office these days it…Continue
Recently I received a resume from a young lady that had just graduated with a master’s degree in Oceanography looking for a position. She sent this to me in hopes that she would be chosen to work for the company I had a contract with. She like so many hopefuls she applied on line and waited to hear if she…Continue
Tonight it the all-star break in baseball here in the US. There is a baseball statistic; batting a thousand means perfection. No one has ever in the history of the game gone a season batting a thousand, at not least one that did not go up to the plate more than once. .300 is actually the real number a hitter wants to stay above for the season. Not many do. That is why the get to play in the…Continue
30 years ago growing up as a child I remember my grandmother saying to me when I had received something, what do we say? The answer of course was Thank you. Now it seems that phrase, those two little words have been removed from the English language here in the…Continue
Wouldn’t you want the X-men working for you?
Professor Charles Francis Xavier, the X-men’s founder, wanted people with that something “extra,” people whose special skills were manifest yet misunderstood. He built a tool to find these unique men and women. He broke down their skills, categorized them, and finally brought them together to maximize their potential.
Professor X was in…Continue
Oh, did this did just happen to me?
Recently I was called by a recruiting agency recruiter. The person, from Manpower, called me about a position that he was looking to fill for an engineering/technical recruiter. I am not shocked by this as that is what we do for a living. However what did shock me was the pedantic way in which the person went about it while leaving a message. It was almost robotic in its…Continue
I am not a "third party" recruiter. I was in the past. I eventually found myself in the corporate role that I am in now. Although I wonder how my life would be different if I had not chosen this path what are the reasons you do? Why an agency? I know the appeal is/has been money but are there other factors?